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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Why don't you find out for yourself?

Well, gentle readers, I've done it again. Changed majors, that is. It's only the 2nd time in 9 months, and the 3rd time in all my years, so it's really not that bad. I changed my major in high school twice, so 3 times in 7 years is really pretty good. And frankly, I changed back to my original major from when I first started going to school way back before I even started dating Mo, back in the 90's. It was the era of the Lewinsky scandal, Patch Adams, Tubthumping, and of course the end of Family Matters. That's right, it was 1998 when I started seriously going to school. Actually in 96, fresh out of high school, I took one term of music classes and found it to be way way way way over my head, so I entered the workforce.

Then I was an English major for about 3 years of community college (with some music theory and music production years in there somewhere), then an Art History major for my first 2 terms at PSU, then Graphic Design for the past 3 terms, and now I've gone back to my first love: Engllish.

I thought I loved graphic design, and I guess I still do, as far as the design itself goes; what I don't like is the advertising industry side of that career. I kind of loathe rampant commercialism, and I'm afraid that I wouldn't be able to fully dive into a graphic design career without having some kind of ethical question somewhere along the line regarding selling crappy products to poor people. No disrespect intended to any super-talented graphic designers who I know are reading this ;) You guys are good at what you do and I wouldn't trade you for anyone in the world.
But for me, I think I prefer reading and writing.

At least for the next few terms.

5 comments:

BonikaStJames said...

Good for you!

Erik said...

good luck on the rest of your school career. imo, you made a wise move. gd'ers always start out as corporate logo-slappers. i didn't think that was the life for you.

Dirk the Feeble said...

Ah, changing majors, I remember those days. I used to do it just for fun, it's part of the college experience.

BethInPortland said...

I you are going to be an English major you should probably spell it right. (Engllish?) Tee hee...

Sloop said...

Yes, "I me am" going to be an English major, but bare in mined that sometimes I misspell things on porpoise.