Today, we had to research universities and university programs we might consider attending. Which basically means, what do you want to do for the rest of your life (the class is called 'Planning' as in, you have sixty-seven minutes; plan your future).
I was kind of freaking out. The thing is, I want to be a writer. There, I said it. So I suppose the obvious choice would be to study English, journalism or maybe creative writing. But that's not all I'm interested in! I love the sciences, and drawing, and history... And I'm petrified that if I go to school for a certain subject, I'll grow to hate it.
The other part to my two-headed conundrum is that there is really nothing you can do that will guarantee you succeed as or become a writer. It's not like some jobs, where you get a certain education that then qualifies you for a certain job. Bam, pow, shimmy. Just like that.
I feel like getting in a time machine and traveling twenty years into the future, just so I can have some idea of what I chose. So I can tell if I'm happy with it. But that would be cheating.
So I guess I have a question for you, great and vast inter webs: What did you study in university (or any kind of post-secondary education)? And, most importantly, did you enjoy it?