How I Chose My Major

I know that one of the reasons people dislike their college experience so much is because they have simply chosen the wrong major. I think it happens a lot and it’s totally okay and a part of life but if you could save some time and money why wouldn’t you? Here is how I came to choosing my major and hopefully it helps you!

Throughout all of my school years I knew I liked being creative whether that being drawing, pictures, colors, and decorating but I didn’t really know how I could make those things into a career. I knew I also really liked being around people and talking with them  but there are so many different careers that include that but weren’t really for me.

I took multiple tests that were supposed to tell me what I was supposed to do when I grew up and I often got journalist, interior designer, or fashion designer. They all had things I loved about them but neither of them were EXACTLY what I wanted to do. I was beginning to get frustrated because I couldn’t pinpoint what it was I wanted to do.

Then, everything became clear for me in one amazing opportunity. I was asked by a local boutique owner to help work at her store while she left for Canada for the summer. I was excited, nervous, anxious, and eager to begin working in the store and learning all of the behind the scene exclusives nobody gets to see. I quickly began to realize that this, this is what I was meant to do.

At first, I was very insecure about my skills to actually run the place by myself in such a short amount of time but day after day I started catching on. I began to feel comfortable in running the register, barcoding merchandise, and creating displays for customers and soon it became even joyful to do. I started getting to know the customers and their wants in order to create the best sales possible and it all became so fun. I became eager to get to work everyday to try and beat my bests the day before.

Obviously, I made a ton of mistakes but I was so unbelievably lucky to have a boss that allowed me to learn from my failures and use them to progress further. She pushed me to be better and never let me give up. She is the reason I figured out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and I’ll never be able to repay for her for that, ever.

I’ve worked at the store now for about 5 years and each year that passes I am only more confident that this is what I’m meant to do. I am supposed to help people find the things they love, have a great experience while doing it, and creating a lifelong relationship with them. I know that my situation can’t happen to everyone in the same way but I think it illustrates that you have to do things that scare you and that you aren’t fully comfortable with. You will flourish outside of your comfort zone and just maybe, you might find your future.


Emily Elizabeth



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