The deadline for re-admission is soon, but...
June 28, 2014 12:01 PM Subscribe
I still have absolutely no clue what I want to do. More inside.
posted by Urban_Painter to Education (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 21 y/o male still living at home, who was enrolled at a regional branch of a major state university, when last year I had decided to take a year off from my graphic design major. I realized that I didn't enjoy any of it whatsoever and that I chose the wrong major to begin with without any sort of backup. My sophomore year was a complete mess, as I had withdrawn from almost all of my studio classes and I felt incredibly frustrated and upset at the fact that all my friends seemed to have their careers planned out. And yes, I met with a career counselor several times but I didn't make much progress.
There was nothing more demoralizing than going to campus everyday with absolutely zero sense of purpose. I was tired almost constantly, I couldn't focus in any of my classes, I had trouble completing assignments, and I got to the point of having emotional breakdowns. So when I had decided to step away from school for a year (I gave myself a time table), it really seemed like the right thing to do to give myself an opportunity to get my act together. I've spent the entire time working full-time in retail to save up for tuition and to get out of the house everyday. Otherwise I've really withdrawn socially from everyone. I spent many nights taking online career quizzes, and purchasing self-help books which admittedly I haven't had the energy to read. It's been a struggle.
Well my one year is pretty much up, and the deadline to re-apply for the fall is this Tuesday. What scares me is that I still have zero idea as to what I want to do. I don't have any passions, nor many interests either - I feel really empty all the time. I try to think but there's just nothing there. I get flustered when people ask what I'm going to school for and I mumble something along the lines of business just to have an answer when I really don't.
I really want to finish up school and get a degree for sure. But a part of me just isn't there. Help?