Following Your Dreams Takes Courage. Is It Worth It?

So after going to a science high school and getting accepted into university with a full tuition, i ended up failing biology and chemistry my freshman year. i never went to class, i never studied and i honestly was too lazy and uninterested in learning. it was not for me. i chose a humanities major and now, during my senior year, i've realized that i want to be a teacher. except, my parents are disappointed in my job and everywhere i look, i see that the "future" lies in engineering, health sciences, and computer science. did i do something wrong by following my dreams? am i a lazy, worthless, unthankful person? i had so much potential to follow a degree in the sciences, but i just didnt care. i chose a liberal arts degree because i was extremely good at it and didnt need to try enough.

now im sitting home hating myself and embarrassed at how much of a disappointment i am in my parents' eyes.
classicslover91 classicslover91
2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

Don't worry about what your parents think, as long as you can find a job with what you learned and what you can do.

I went back to school last semester, and figured that I would try the 'go for where the money is' route - Business Marketing. I had to take Accounting my first semester and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't grasp it. Trying so hard in that class and still not getting good grades ALMOST discouraged me from going to school at all. I switched my major to Liberal Arts and Humanities with a concentration on Comp classes and I'm doing a 100% better this semester..

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Einstein

Do what makes YOU happy because your parents don't have to go to work as you everyday. =)