Changing my Major??

Maybe.

It occurred to me all of yesterday, that I’m not really that excited about my current major. I was looking over all the course requirements I need to fulfill my major, and I really wasn’t all that excited about having to take those classes.

So I have started thinking about changing my major – and I think I’ve found the perfect fit!!
If I really am serious about becoming a translator, I believe that a comparative literature major would be more beneficial. I’ve always enjoyed English class, so I don’t think I’d find comparative literature too dull. Plus, I’ve read on some websites that comparative literature is a good major for people who want to be translators/interpreters.

I’m also thinking of picking up some more minors, to sort of create my own “translation” major. The only problem is I don’t know if that amount of work is doable in 4 years. I plan to graduate on time and don’t want to delay graduation so I can finish up minors.

But OSU offers a professional writing minor and a creative writing minor. Ideally, I’d like to do translation for poetry and prose, but that field is not as lucrative or as easy to break into as other translation fields, so having both minors would help me ensure jobs. You know, I’d have my creative writing minor because that’s what I love to do, and I’d have the professional writing minor as a backup if I couldn’t find translation jobs in poetry & prose.

But I also want to keep my Turkish minor, because you’re obviously not going to get any jobs if you have no 2nd language skills. But to me, 3 minors sounds a little excessive – and like a lot of work. Of course I didn’t come to college looking for an easy ride, but I just wonder if it’s too much??

These ideas are just that though. Ideas. I haven’t officially made up my mind yet, it is just something that has recently popped into my head. Before I make anything official, I’d want to talk to an advisor about this course load and whether it makes sense and is possible to do in 4 years.

As my boyfriend tells me, I just have to find what I’m passionate about – and other than dance, I have no idea what that is. I have lots of “little” interests, but no “big” interests, nothing that I feel super comfortable devoting my entire life to. But then, maybe I’m putting too much weight on my major.
Does your major in college really cement your future life that much??

Blogging for Ohio State??

I just applied to be a blogger for Ohio State. I really hope I make the cut – though I have to wait until after June 27 to find out.

Obviously anyone who follows this blog knows how much I love to blog and write. If you’ve got a subject you’re interested in, chances are I’ve made a blog about it!! I provided them with a link to this blog so hopefully they like what they see. I had to answer 4 short answer questions and write 2 sample blog posts. I hope I did well!! My mom always tells me I’m a good writer. Let’s hope she’s right!!

I don’t know if it was a disadvantage to stay up till 1:40 AM filling out the form and writing responses but I didn’t want to sleep until I’d submitted an application. Besides, night’s when I do most of my blogging anyways – I think that’s when I’m at my best!!

But wish me luck!! I really hope I make the cut. I would really love to be a blogger for Ohio State. But don’t worry, even if I do become a blogger for OSU, I’ll still definitely keep up this blog. Even if I never dance again in college, dance will always be a huge part of my life. Maybe this blog will morph into a blog about Columbus’s arts scene?? Wouldn’t that be interesting?? I don’t know. Hopefully I find a way to balance dance with all my other interests and passions.

And by the way, I turned 18 two days ago. Yay me!! I was supposed to buy my celebratory lottery tickets last night but I forgot. Oh well, it’s not a big deal. I’ll just buy them some other time. I didn’t have any cash on me anyways.

This is a very short post but expect another more elaborate one in the next day or two. Writing all this stuff reminded me of tons of other things I have to say!! But now, it’s 1:50 AM and I’d really like to go to bed.

Haha. So wish me luck. And more importantly, pray that they like this blog!! I’d hate for them to read this blog and it totally turn them off from “hiring” me. I think I do a pretty decent job as an 18 year old blogger. I’ve certainly read much worse on the internet. ^_^