Commentary Student Life

Opinion: Only The Beginning


By Alisha Dziennik

A lot of high school students believe they have to figure out their plan by the time they graduate, but that’s not necessarily true. We have our whole lives ahead of us to decide our paths. Teachers, counselors and parents all ask the same questions: “Where are you going to college? What are you going to major in? What do you want to do with your life?”

It’s okay to not have an answer. These four years do not define who you are or what you’ll be so don’t stress just because you don’t know what you want to do. Some people have it figured out, and that intimidates others, putting more pressure on them to decide what to do. For the ones that figured out early on, that’s great, and to the ones who have no clue what’s next, take a deep breath and calm down.

So what if you don’t know what you want to major in? A lot of people change their majors throughout college anyway. Work on acquiring your Gen. Eds an go from there.

So what if you don’t have a plan? Not having a plan does not mean you’re useless or a failure; it just means you need more time to figure things out.

So what?  Many people drop out or don’t even go to college, so what? College is not for everyone, and some people absolutely adore college. Do what you want not what you think others want you to do, because at the end of the day, it’s your life.

This is only the beginning; you don’t have to have all the answers right away.


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