Post # 1
So I just need to vent a little. I’m transferring college. I’m at a prestigous design school in NYC getting a business major. I love art, I love NYC. I hate my major. Not to mention I’m 2200 miles away from home and my family and my SO ( who was initially going to transfer here until that bug bit ME in the butt). but I really hate my major, I really want to be an art educator for children and will be applying to an in state college at home that allows me to do this. It’s not a prestigous university, but it will make me happier. Am I dumb for doing this?
Thanks y’all. <3
Post # 3
I did a similar thing; I was at a very prestigious university in Boston and ended up transferring to a much less prestigious school back in California. It was scary to do it, but it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was so much happier for the second two years of school than I had been for the first two, and I still ended up getting into one of the top schools for my master’s program.
If this second program will get you where you want to be, it honestly doesn’t matter if it’s less of a ‘name’ than where you currently are, ya know?
I truly believe in doing what makes you happy. Everything will work itself out from there.
Post # 4
@loving_life: THANK YOU SO MUCH! It gives me such relief to know I’m not the only doing this, I just can’t justify the money I’m spending either. I just want to be some place where I’m happier, and I honestly, cannot STAND my degree anymore. I’m just really wanting to be happy.
Post # 5
@Ittybittymonster: Nope. I believe you should do what makes you happy! I switched my major after two years (and transferred schools) and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I went from not doing well in school and hating my classes to doing great because I loved my classes!
Post # 6
- Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.
Do what you love and love what you do. Never feel pressured into something because of titles, prestige, even money.
FH’s mother criticized me on the phone for my career prospects. She earned $80k a year at one point in healthcare and spent Christmases away from her kids, stuck them with babysitters all day & night for a bulk of the week, etc. That isn’t for me no matter how much money I was promised.
I will be a very happy freelance writer & photographer/pre-school teacher.
Post # 7
Thanks bees! this means the world to me! I’m really excited to move on do something I love, which is teach special needs kids art 🙂 turns out this less “prestigous” schools has a better program for this anyway! and i get to be close to home and SO 😉