It's Okay to Change Your Career Path

There is no use in rushing your college experience. For me, enjoying the present moment and making the most of my college experience is not easy, nonetheless incredibly important. Furthermore, it is a process that I am cherishing and enjoying more every day.

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“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." – Derek Bok 

Spending a ridiculous amount of money for merely a degree just does not float my boat. I spent my first year adapting to my surroundings and searching for a major deemed beneficial by society. This is about to sound cliché, but I firmly believe that everything that has ever happened was meant to make me who I am, and take me where I am meant to be.

But let's rewind the videotape, shall we?

For the longest time, I thought the health field was for me. I have always been passionate about the healthcare system, but after several interactions, I realized the hospital setting was not for me. I learned a lot while interning at the UCD Medical Center during my second year of college. It was an invaluable opportunity to experience the flaws and miracles within the hospital setting. However, I vividly remember sadly leaving the hospital each day having witnessed countless misfortunes; I did not want to feel this way every day for the rest of my life. I knew my career was meant to liberate me and allow me to help others, but this was not the case for me.

After finishing a quarter long commitment, I realized that I am capable of more than I had imagined and there is nothing I cannot do if I set my mind to do it. In this case, it wasn't that I am not capable of pursuing a career in healthcare, but rather I no longer want to, and that thought set me free.

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Evaluating such pivotal decisions in our lives can be intimidating and scary, but if you give it a chance, it will liberate you. With that being said, I hope you find your road and liberate yourself to pursue all that you love.