Alison Sells: It’s Alright To Not Have It All Figured Out
When I first enrolled as a freshman at OBU, I was a hundred percent sure I wanted to be a Physician’s Assistant. So, I went the pre-med route and my major was Pre-Allied Health. My freshman year, classes were challenging. I took chemistry my first semester and I literally did chemistry every. single. day. It was a difficult time and I decided that I did not enjoy central sciences, like chemistry. I was looking for a change because I wouldn’t have been happy with my current major and there was much more science ahead of me that I would have to take. As a solution to my problem, I prayed and prayed for God to show me what he had planned for my life. I feel like a lot of college students pray about their future because choosing your future in such little time and at such a young age is terrifying. There are so many possibilities and choices to shape your future and it all begins in college.
I talked with my parents and friends and they helped me brainstorm ideas about new major possibilities. My dad’s major was computer science and he let me shadow him at work. I was intrigued by his job and wanted to gain more knowledge about what his job entailed. I decided to choose computer science as my major and I fell in love.
My first computer class was very intimidating because I had no idea what to expect or what computer science was exactly. There isn’t much discussion about computer science as a major because there isn’t a simple to answer to what it is. There is an infinite amount of branches within computer science that can be chosen. I’ve learned that they don’t work on computers but work with computers and learn how computers work/function. Since I changed my major I have thoroughly enjoyed each one of my computer classes. It is encouraging because I am interested in each class and I believe that it is a sign from God that my future is in Computer Science.
Computer Science is intimidating but if you are willing to work hard, then it will pay off when you graduate! There are so many companies and job openings for computer science and it is where the future is headed towards. I am so glad I had the courage to change my major and I encourage other college students to explore different majors even if you think you have your mind made up like I thought. Even if you don’t know what you want to do, relax, because it’s okay to not have it all figured out!