Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thinking of Making Some Changes

Okay, I had a minor breakdown, but now I'm back on track. I still have the same issues that I had previously, and they probably aren't going to go away, but I think that my Rhetorical Theory class may have had something to do with my anxiousness. Lets face it, I'm someone who likes structure. I like having things clearly written and directions and plans in place. Rhetorical Theory was the exact opposite of that. Our syllabus was off, directions weren't clear...overall it is a major disaster for me personally and I'm not sad that I dropped the class.

But...

I am back on my kick of getting school done in 2 years. I know, this will take a SUBSTANTIAL amount of work on my part. It won't be easy. It will involve working on my thesis over the summer and also taking 2 classes a semester, and most likely defending my thesis in August as opposed to May. But I think that I'm okay with that.

Also thinking that I'm going to change from a Communication major to a Mass Communication major. I liked my mass comm classes from my undergrad and I think that I'll be able to mold it to whatever I want it to be. At this point I actually am in an okay place to make that change, so I won't loose anything because of it.

My only fear of a mass comm degree will lock me more into the media jobs which don't always pay wonderfully, but if I stay with communication then I may be stuck as well because the first thing to get dropped is the education/organizational communication employees.

So, is it better to go with something you know that you will like (Mass Comm) even though there are no guarantees??

4 comments:

Katie G. said...

Good luck Sara! It definitely takes a lot. I am on class number 8 of 12 and started in April 2007, slated to finish Fall 2009 so I can attest to the feeling of being overwhelmed. We are strong women though. We can do it. And one day we will look back on the experience and be so happy that we did.

Ashley said...

I think it's worth it to pursue what you really want to do as long as you're willing to put in the work. I've had to make a similar decision, and it required me to be really honest with myself. For now, though, I'm still pursuing the dream. Good luck to you!

Maxie said...

hmmm can you major in mass and minor in regular comm? or does it not work like that.

honestly I'd do what you love... but that's just me.

Sara said...

Good advice guys...I'm going to follow it!