Why You Should Major in Something You Love

Hello all and welcome back to the blog!

I know, the title of this is direct. But it can also be a little confusing. Something that I have learned while in college is that, if someone does not think your major is good or “the right one,” they will be blunt about it. They will tell you how they feel about what you want to do in life. I’m an English major and I could not tell you how many times I have be ridiculed for not being a STEM major. It can be painful and there were times that I thought about changing my major because of the people telling me that my major was not a “good” major.

But what is actually a “good” major? Is a “good” major one that automatically gets you a job right out of college? Personally, I don’t believe that there is one perfect major, and I don’t think that being a STEM major is the key to getting a good job immediately out of college. It doesn’t matter what your major is, you may not have a job immediately out of college, and that’s okay.

What I do believe is that just because someone tells you that your major isn’t the best one does not mean that you have to switch majors to something that others believe is better. Only major in what you are passionate about. If you major in something you don’t love, you will never love your job completely and will feel as though you are dragging through every day you work. Something will feel missing in your life. Unfortunately this happens to a lot of people. I think that a common idea that circulates around in school is that money and pay is the only thing that matters. If you are not making the ideal amount, is your job even worth it? It is. If you are passionate about your major in college, it is worth it. And if you change your mind and want to switch majors, do it. Don’t let others tell you that you are not smart enough or too smart for your major.

I guess the point that I’m trying to get across is that this is your life. There will be people that don’t like the decisions you make and there will be people that will think they are better than you. And they are not. Your decision is valid as is theirs. Life feels that much more amazing whenever you do something that you are genuinely passionate about.

Do what you love. Not what others would love for you to do. It may sound cheesy but if you are happy with what you do, college major or otherwise, you will never truly work a day in your life.

Thank you for reading! Tell me in the comments what you want to major in or what you majored in? Do you have regrets about choosing one major over another?

6 thoughts on “Why You Should Major in Something You Love

  1. Oh how I can relate! I’ve also written a bit about this in my blog. I studied creative writing and literature, and I have gotten so many incredulous stares and questions like “what the hell will you do with that?” Or “and how will you make money?”
    Besides the face that I plane on making money from writing, it is not the reason I studied that. I want to work in something I love and not suffer through a job just for the money. I agree with you completely, and I wish more people were more open minded.

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    1. Me too! People often assume that their major will be better than yours because it is certain to have a job that will make loads of money. In reality, it is all about how you utilize your degree rather than what degree you get. Thanks for reading!


  2. I totally love your blog & your look on things. I also just read your post about choosing an English major. I personally majored in English even though I live & study in France because of the reasons you mentioned. I am now doing a master’s degree in library science, publishing and museology (well, that’s an all-in-one masters lol) & yes, I can say that English is a key to a lot of other jobs, even in France.

    Have a nice day & keep writing,
    Camille 🌸

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    1. Thank you! Library science is great master’s degree! I know a lot of people who have gone into that! English is just like any other language, it can open doors that others may not even realize! Thank you for commenting and being a part of the blog!

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