College burnout?

 Charlotte (@11mothernature) 7 years, 10 months ago

So lately I’ve been feeling like I’m at a fork in a road with no compass. Currently am a music therapy major that is hardly passing the classes. I want a free lance lifestyle but feel obligated to get a degree. I feel like my musicality is basically pointless and is not getting me anywhere. i would be happy doing anything, my goal is to build community in this world. What are some other options for a young person who doesn’t know what they want to do?

November 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm
rosie (0) (@gigi21) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I;ll say keep exploring. Getting a degree will definitely help you greatly even if you decide not to pursue that path. Being exposed to different disciplines will give you a larger set of options to choose from and the one that will be both enjoyable and profitable. My best advice don’t quit college. Keep it going.

ceruleanswim (59) (@ceruleanswim) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@11mothernature, Hey, based on my own experience, I would say take time off from school. You can always go back, and life experience can provide the perspective to help you figure out what you might really want to study. Really, it’s easier to do that exploring when your not paying tuition or racking up debt, or stressing about deadlines. I don’t know what your interests are, but why not take some time to work a bit, travel, maybe volunteer with community groups you feel passionate about – get real experience with “community building”.

Mike (42) (@DLLRE) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I agree with ceruleanswim. I went to college fixing to get a degree, and then dropped out because I realized that that’s not what I want to do at this moment. I ended up working instead. And although I love it, I want to travel the world and see as much as I can while I dont have so many responsibilities (kids/family, student loans to pay, career I’m afraid to leave, etc.)

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