I’ve been thinking/worrying a lot of about majors, which I always told myself I wouldn’t do too much of.
Ever since 5th/6th grade I knew I wanted to be an English major. I loved books and I told myself I’d be an author if it was the last thing I did. And I also really liked writing. I kept a journal/blog and I kept a 200 something page story (with no plot) going for years.
But then I got to college.
And women’s studies is so damn amazing. I mean, I did like two readings for WS100 and was totally sold. I want to at least make it a minor. And yeah, it’s a ~lame humanities~ degree, but so is English. But my heart is still holding onto English. But then I get into the classroom and people are like “oh yeah I love me some Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare” and I’m like “wait did they even speak English”
but seriously I just don’t feel like I belong in English classes even though I
love like it so much. I really am just in it for the writing and not the reading old dead people’s works. Like, I’m sure they’re fascinating, but I just…women’s studies just seems so much more relevant. I don’t really see either of them getting me an outstanding job, but I’m not too sure about that.
And I don’t know/think I care enough to double major. It might be possible, but I just…eh. I dunno. I’m thinking of making one or the other a minor.
If you’re an English major/minor/Women’s studies major/minor/any kind of student/etc., thoughts?