22 hours ago
Monday, October 24, 2011
HOW DID YOU KNOW?
She is currently a Theater major, but she had been having doubts that she wanted to pursue drama. I guess her one theater class was all it took., she wants to change her major. However, like her mom and so many others - she doesn't know what she wants to study or do with her life.
We talked through our own decision making, the impossibility of knowing what skills might be in demand 5 years from now and the Holy Grail of "having a calling." We talked about ways to go about discovering different options and how to apply her interests to the possibilities. She is an ENTJ on the Meyers Briggs scale, she is smart, expressive and a little too concerned with her social life. When I asked her what she is the most interested in, she said "sleep." Okey-dokey.
So I am putting it to you - how did you or someone you know figure it out? What would you recommend to a confused college freshman? as a woman in my fifties who has never figured out what I want to be when I grow up - I feel a little help would be handy on this subject!