For a very long time, I have tried to figure out what I’m supposed to do with my life. Do I want to go into marketing? Acting? Software development and coding? Get my Masters? Sadly, I still don’t have an answer.
When I was in college, I made the terrible mistake of trying to major in Art right from the start. I changed majors less than a semester in. I tried to do Mass Communications next, which I think I would’ve really enjoyed, but there was the test that was extremely hard that I couldn’t pass to actually get into the School of Mass Communications at USF, and I didn’t have the motivation to study harder for it, so I changed majors again. By this time, I was going into my junior year of college, had taken more pre-reqs than probably should be allowed, and just wanted to find something to get my degree so I could get out. I settled on Interdisciplinary Social Science, which is just a nice way of saying “I give up” because I really had. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, so no major really seemed to fit. And the “focus”es that I picked my degree were ones I picked simply because I had already done the prerequisite classes needed for them and it would be less work (and tuition money) to finish. So I took the easy route and finished. It took me an extra semester to finish college, 4.5 years, due to getting laryngitis and bronchitis in my junior year, but I have a nice piece of paper on my wall now. No really, it’s got the seal on it and everything.
I sat through a coding class, and it fucking bored me to tears. I downloaded a coding app (Kodable), and it just didn’t do it for me. I love computers, and probably could’ve gone in to computer science, but I couldn’t do it. There are ads on the radio and Pandora for a company called the Iron Yard, and I looked them up. They seem relatively legit despite being new, and their 12 week program could take you places it seems. But that just doesn’t interest me. So for the past few weeks, I’ve not made my future something that I have to think about hoping that my subconscious would keep turning it over and over. And it has.
I’ve got a few emails to write tomorrow, but I think I’m basically going to do what I should have done 9 years ago, and that’s go to community college first before I went to a four year university. But as my dad says, it’s never too late to figure out your life. So here goes nothing…