Class to Closet: #Confused

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Today we're getting a little personal and I'm sorry. I need some girlfriend advice and I feel like there's no one better to turn to then y'all.

Here we are, my junior year of college and how am I feeling… confused. I always wanted to be a teacher, always. However, as I started my college career many people talked me out of it. So I started with a major in psychology, changed to journalism, changed to nutrition, changed to business, changed to communications/pr, then changed to education. I thought I was finally there.. I finally decided to be a teacher and this was it. Sure the money isn't any good (when will the government ever understand that…) but it's one of the most rewarding things.

Well, how do you know? How do you know that's it and you're suppose to do that for the rest of your life? I mean I enjoy being around children, but I ONLY want to teach second grade. By second grade they understand school and know how to tie their shoes but don't get into many fights like they do in older grades. My license would be pre-3, therefore there's a slim chance I would actually get the opportunity to teach second. Do I really want to have to rely on children for my pay and job security for the rest of my life. Will I even have enough patience after 5 years. Do I really want to continue to go to school and take classes year after year. If I move will I be willing to 'buy back' the years I taught in a different state. 

As you can tell, I'm lost. I'm not sure about my major, I'm not sure about the college I go to, I'm just not sure. How am I suppose to go on with my life not having a clue what I want to do with it. 

Someone asked me "what do you do in your spare time, what do you enjoy doing"? Well, I've been doing YouTube and blogging for the past 4 years and I adore it. However, it surely doesn't pay the bills. So the 'big girl' job of this would be PR or something with communications. When I was in the major before, I took two classes and I really did like them. 

So that's it.. change to PR. Well if only it was that easy. Of course (as if anyone's surprised) my college does not offer communications or PR. So that means one of two things: 1. Commute to a college that's around 45 minutes away or 2. Move and live alone at a college that does.

So that's where my thoughts have been lately. It's sort of hard to be in a full schedule of education classes and having no clue if that's what your future holds. But I guess I'll take it one day at a time and try to figure it out.

xo Nicole


  1. I know it's got to be confusing, but you have to go with your heart. If you want a change, then change! Now is the time in our lives to do that, not ten years from now when you're trapped in a classroom with five year olds and miserable! Take a leap and do what you think will make you the most happy & if you don't like that...then change it again! Wishing you the best, sweet girl!


  2. It is so hard to know what to do! I hope you will be able to figure out exactly what you want. I was so envious in college of people who walked in day one knowing exactly what they wanted to do!

  3. I also say go with your heart. It knows what is right for you

  4. I say follow your heart and the money will come. I always regret not adding art practice as a double major and left college in search of the money...but ironically enough ended up right back in the art world because that's where my heart was all along. Hope that helps!



  5. Maybe you could try doing Americorps or something similar for a year after college to see if you enjoy teaching full time? It's a good way to test-drive a career, and it's an amazing way to give back!

  6. Thanks for sharing this! I actually went to college wanting to be a teacher, and then considered about 10 other things before returning to wanting to be a teacher. It is so hard-- and to be honest most people in their twenties these days end up doing lots of things before landing on a career for life. Let me know if you want to chat more:)

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

  7. Doing what you enjoy makes it all the better, the transition is hard, but I'm sure you'll do nothing, but make the best of it!


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  9. Changing majors is scary and you face so many "what ifs?" and I totally see how stressful this is on you! Ask you advisers what they think is the right plan. Tell them everything you are facing and they will try to help you map it out. Stay strong, follow what you love to do, and the good will come out of it!!

  10. I was in a similar experience to you. I actually went to law school and realized halfway through that I didn't want to be a lawyer. After I graduated, I moved to NYC, started at an entry-level job in communications for a year and then landed my dream job! It takes a lot of courage and a leap of faith but if you have a dream than pursue it!

    xo Jen
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