For the longest time, I was so intrigued with space that I wanted to be an astronomer and discover more about this vast ocean of stars and gasses when I grew older. I’m talking about astronomy posters all over my room, a replica of the solar system hanging above my wall, and a bunch of black hole videos on my YouTube recommendations! You could say I was obsessed with space and the wonders of it, don’t get me wrong I still am very interested in it but I realized I didn’t want to study it anymore and I’ll tell you why.
A little background information about me: I hate math. I have always hated it and have never been good at it ever since I was a kid. My parents hired many tutors for me and I even stayed after school to get help from teachers, but it never helped. I felt helpless and thought I would never be good at this subject. With the years passing, I soon had to decide what I wanted to study in college. At this point in time I still desperately wanted to study astronomy, but I soon realized that the field of study required a lot of math and physics, which is something I did not want to put myself through, as much as I loved this subject.
Eventually, after taking a psychology class in high school, I grew to love this subject, since I always looked forward to going to this class every other day and enjoyed what I was learning throughout its entirety. Because of this, I looked into psychology as a major, and how this subject is so well-rounded and can be useful in many different careers, which was very comforting to hear as I was not set on a certain career.
Now that I’m in college, I can say with confidence that I do not regret majoring in psychology as I have enjoyed all my classes and have gotten many opportunities through it. Although I am not studying astronomy, my love for learning about outer space has not gone away, but has grown over the years! Perhaps amateur astronomy may be in the stars for me?