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September 27, 2013

Switching gears: a little too soon?

I was sitting in a lecture class with approximately 70 students, this was probably the biggest class I’d ever been to. I found myself really disoriented: a) I was sleepy so I slept every once in a while (yes, I am not the most ideal freshman), b) I was sitting at a distance of what felt like 3 miles away from the teacher (my fault, I came in late that day) and c) I wasn’t at all interested in that class. Thankfully, I realized this well into the second week of class. I immediately switched to another class. Phew! Right? But what about the “PLAN”?

When I had applied to Clark, I had a set list of classes I wanted to take and was sure I would be able to accomplish all of them. In spite of having been interested and “in love” with the humanities, I decided on choosing something that would secure me a job instead. Well, an episode of ¬†HBO’s “Girls” can leave one terribly terrified of the liberal education that is American colleges offer. But then when it downs upon you that you have to do what you love, you compromise and hope that it just somehow works out. So after the class, I went straight to my computer, un-enrolled from the class and got myself a Hershey’s bar from the dorm’s vending machine. Well, if anything goes wrong with this spontaneous plan, I would have to switch gears next semester. The best part is that Clark offers all these opportunities and great professors too. So if you are passionate about something and you find yourself in a class where everything somehow elates you, it is great to be a clarkie. Not that only the humanities offer great classes. But, that the other concentrations do not appeal to me right now. Perhaps, I might someday want to switch onto astrology or something, but I can do that in Clark. What a relief.

So here’s to a semester of following your interests. Cheers.

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