Happy 4th of July!

Hi again everyone 🙂 I hope you’re all having a lovely time on break. I’m over in sunny New York where we currently have an air quality warning for the wildfires haha, still better than Melbourne winter.

I’ve been thinking recently about changing my degree a little since I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do when I first got here. Not that I’m sure now. Like many young adults I feel a bit aimless since I wasn’t born with a destined career path. Choosing which degree will lead me in the right direction has been a bit stressful and I’m still working out the kinks. So far I’ve decided to drop one of my majors and add a minor- which should be interesting & should help me get into a small range of post-grad courses. Or at least set me up to understand what’s going on… Choosing a degree isn’t easy, especially at Melbourne. Since you can apply under a faculty and then choose from inside that, there’s a ton of different courses and configurations that come with it. Not to mention you can change it at pretty much anytime if you have enough points to get your chosen area done correctly. I chose my first major purely on a whim because it sounded useful and somewhat interesting, and then my second major was the ‘fun, but not as reliable’ one. Funnily enough I’m enjoying my ‘responsible’ major way more than what I thought I really wanted to do. Maybe my true calling was just something I hadn’t discovered yet!

I’m not going to pretend I know anything about choosing a path. Almost all of my friends are umming and ahhing over whether or not they’ve made the right choice and half of them are adding or removing majors or minors just like I am. In between first and second sem of the first year seems like the right time to take a good hard look at what you’ve done so far and how you feel about it. It’s like dipping your toes into the swimming pool of a course and deciding if it’s right for you. I guess the worst thing that could happen is you graduate a little later than everyone else. Not the end of the world.

Anyway- I couldn’t even update my course yet because the study plan site wasn’t working. Praying Stop 1 gets back to me soon enough but I’m sure they’re all busy as it is. I’m cutting up a shirt to make a birthday gift for my friend so I’ve got something to keep me occupied until they do.

Just something I’ve been thinking about. Ciao!!

Amity x

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