Taking a Step Back
It’s been a while since I posted something on Tumblr and finding time (and thinking of a suitable topic to post) has been an issue for me. Needless to say this semester has been crazy and in some ways crazy isn’t a great feeling. Taking 15 credits and trying to get into the Social Work (SW) program has burnt me out over the last ten weeks. It also made me think whether Social Work would be a suitable career choice for me. I realized that some of the things I am doing right now would show up had I continued (I will address the “had” later). I did not think I would be a bad social worker, just an inexperienced one. I have no outside experience to add to my life story. Also, if I am already burnt out with the classes, imagine me in the field. I would be a wreck!
Over a month or so (give or take a week), I have seriously considered changing my major from SW to Community Psychology (CPSY). The reasons behind them really backed it up for me. First of all, I have done better academically with my CPSY classes than my SW classes; also, I tend to enjoy my CPSY classes more. Also, it is already my minor, so if I changed my major, I would just need to take a Statistics class and two other CPSY classes to get caught up. Finally, Psychology is really interesting to me, especially picking someone’s brain to learn what is potentially wrong with them.
So I did what I have usually do when I make a decision of this magnitude, I prayed about it, and I decided that unless St. Cloud State Career Services said otherwise, I would change my major. I talked to Career Services about whether the decision would be wise or not, and they said that would work, so next semester will be my first semester as a CPSY major. I am excited to see where this takes me and I hope I can continue to do well in my major classes as I start heading towards graduation.
I should not be anxious on what I want to do with my future, it is God’s, not mine. He knows me better than I know myself. I may even do something completely different to what my diploma will say when I leave here. I have no idea what I am going to do once I graduate, but I know that with my future in God’s hands, I should be good.