Finding Myself OMG: A Bullshit Quest

Well, where do I start? I'm struggling, I suppose, to find out who I am outside of who my parents want me to be, who my friends want me to be, or who my own perfectionist tendencies (totally personified) want me to be. I don't know if this blog will really document my progress in, ahem, coming of age, or if it will just basically be a place for me to vent and blab about nothing. We shall see.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

This is stupid!

Florida high school students may pick majors. Jesus. Most of my friends and I who are in college have trouble deciding on and sticking to a major. When I was a freshman in high school, I don't even remember what I wanted to be... a teacher? I don't know. Jeb says that this will let kids be more prepared for college and make students more interested in classes... why don't they just make classes smaller and more interesting, with activities and what not? A well rounded liberal arts type experience is far better preparation for college because then you can DO WHATEVER YOU WANT. And dude, you don't even pick your major at most colleges until the end of your sophomore year.

I'm glad I don't live in Florida.

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  • At 7:53 PM, Blogger Lydia said…

    I've seen that before, high school majors, on college and job apps. I always just thought it was for the special NYC kids who went to some fancy art or science school or whatever. It's pretty pointless.

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger mela said…

    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I'm ore of the philosophy that students should have a mandatory year off between high school and college to do volunteer work, study abroad, intern, or some other worthwhile thing before heading off to college. Because, really, who the hell knows what they want to do with the rest of their lives when they are 18. Hell, i'm 28 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger Marcia said…

    Lyd- Yeah, I remember being at once really jealous of those special schools (the art schools all sounded like Fame! I want to live forever! People remember my name! Fame!) and being like, duh, why can't you just go to a regular high school, which is pretty rich coming from a Catholic school brat like myself. ;)

    Mela- Thanks for stopping by! I agree on the ridiculousness of it all. A mandatory year off would be great... I always wanted to take a year off after high school but I couldn't because then I would be dropped from my parents' insurance so I went on to community college (cheaper) which I hated hated hated and after three semesters had a physical and mental breakdown. Now I'm taking time off and doing an internship that I really like, but I think if I had been able to take the time off after high school, maybe I never would have had the breakdown in the first place.


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