Why I Am Considering Transferring to a Community College

All throughout high school I was continually asked what I wanted to do with my life, and what I was going to major in once I got to college. Initially, I had a general idea. Now that I am here and have had a little time to let it sink in, I will admit a secret to you.

I have no clue what I want to do with my life and that’s okay.

Let me clarify a bit, I am currently a declared English- Creative Writing major. Part of the reason I chose this is because I have always been told I write well. Teachers, family members, and friends have all encouraged me to keep writing. Not to blame them, but I have yet to decide if that’s what I really love. Another part of the reason I have chosen this major is because it is a more stable career field than music (though not by much). Music has always been a passion of mine but it is an industry which is increasingly difficult to break into. Thus, I have selected an alternative career path which I would still somewhat enjoy. I have made all these decisions based on what other people think and what is logical.

Taking everything else into consideration, I forgot one big thing- work isn’t truly work if you are passionate about what you do. I was always told by my momma that you can make anything into a career if you love it enough. Being persistent can do wonders for you when it comes to getting where you want to be.  And much of that persistence comes from your deep love for your end goal. That’s why they call it a labor of love.

Thus, I am highly considering switching to a local community college for a semester or two.  I have been pondering it for a little while and I think that transferring to a less expensive college might be a good decision. That would give me the chance to figure out what I love to do in an environment which won’t leave me $12,000 in the hole. It would enable me to work more while I am doing that. This will help me save up money to pay back student loans.

Sure, some say that a community college isn’t as prestigious or impressive. Others say that it is setting me up to be unemployed. But here’s the thing, there is nothing to say that I won’t get just as good of an education at a community college. After looking into it more, there are many community colleges which can give you great programs, help introduce you to internships, and even offer you direct transfer options after you’ve gotten your associates degree.

Overall, this seems to be a viable and reliable option for me. It gives me time to choose my passion. It decreases the stress of money during that time. And it would truly allow me to develop my own path into the world of careers and job interviews and internships.

2 thoughts

  1. I attended a community college during high school and loved it! Yes, you are going to get those people who will call it “not real college.” But I’ve found that community colleges are easier to work with and they give you quality education without the price tag. Of course, this may not be true for every community college, but it sounds like you’ve done your research and you’ve picked a good school.
    I guess I just want to encourage you to do this if this is what’s best for you right now. I loved my time at the community college I went to and would whole-heartedly recommend that experience for others.

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