THE VERY FIRST TIME; You change your college major.

 

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You’ll be driving, or walking, or reading.

Maybe it’s on a day after class, and you’re walking through campus.

Most likely it will be when someone asks you what you’re majoring in, and you throw out “I’m undecided”.

This is when you’ll realize, that you’ve hit a road block, and you don’t really know what you want to do with your life.

Everyone else you ask will tell you they want to be a lawyer, a doctor, a world class philanthropist. But you, you will be the one who sits there wondering where all your interests lie, and how you can turn that into a career.

This won’t be the first time in your life that deciding on a path will be the hardest, but it will be the point that your parents will harp on time and time again. Because not doing something that they approve of will be your biggest fault, but it will also be your greatest adventure.

You’ve taken life by the reigns and you have finally realized that the life they wanted you to live, and the life that you have chosen is two very separate things. And they will be angry, and disappointed, and talk about it to the rest of the family at Thanksgiving dinners; but stand strong in your choices, and believe in yourself more than once.

Have the courage that you will figure your life out on your own terms, dabble in everything once, or twice, and make a list of the things you love.

Your parents will probably ask you where they went wrong, and how did they not guide you in a direction that was so sure and precise; remind them that they were, and still are, the most incredible parents. That you will figure it out, and that you will make both them and yourself proud when you are great at what you do, whatever you may do.

Because this is you, figuring it all out. This is you moving past the road block. This is you telling everyone where your life is going. And when this day comes, tell your family about it at Thanksgiving dinner.

 

Much Love, Miranda

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Author: mirandatran

In constant pursuit of my best life, best self, and the very things that set my soul on fire.

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