Certain Uncertainty

By Kansas Robison

Depending upon how long you’ve been attending a college or university, you have considered for three seconds or three years what subject to dedicate your time and money to.

If you’re anything like me, you probably had an idea of what your major looked like since you were a freshman in high school and you swore to yourself, other people may change their mind, but not me!

Or maybe you’ve never known what you wanted to study, and you’ve just closed your eyes and picked a major, and now you’re considering if it’s actually what you want.

I come to you all from a place where I changed my major multiple times. Once because I wanted to, and once because I was forced to, so I know how it feels to be a little up in the air in regard to the planning and organization of your life.

So here are some concepts I learned while I was in the midst of certain uncertainty:

· Analyze what you’re good at, and vice versa - If math isn’t one of your natural talents, that’s okay, just recognize that you might have to work ten times harder to get a B.

· Research your intended major - If you can’t get the job of your dreams with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, plan accordingly.

· College is expensive - Don’t drag it out just because you don’t feel like taking 15 hours every semester.  Sometimes upfront payments and full class loads are better in the long run.

· Sometimes a major can be a means to an end - You don’t necessarily have to love everything about the nursing field, but if you love being part of a team and helping people, nursing can provide that aspect.

· For the most part, your core classes won’t continue into your program of study - You may hate historical geology, but if you’re trying to be a teacher, repeat to yourself in class seven times “this is not what I’ll be doing for the rest of my life…”

· Don’t FREAK OUT! - Whatever you decide to do, work at it with all your heart.

Good luck & best wishes,

Kansas

  Holly hammer and Kansas Robison receiving their Nursing acceptance letter

 Holly hammer and Kansas Robison receiving their Nursing acceptance letter

 Hammer and robison modeling as future nurses

Hammer and robison modeling as future nurses

 Robison deciding what the heck to do with her life

Robison deciding what the heck to do with her life