I spent Wednesday at Auburn, in the Horticulture department (yay, Ag School!) talking to students and interviewing a few. This was so exciting for me for many reasons… one is that it was Auburn, another is that I could go to the bookstore, and yet another is that I was going back to where it all started.
Funchess Hall: Where every day smells like formaldehyde and dirt.
That brings me to our (optional) prompt for the day. As usual, PLEASE feel free to just free write for 5 minutes about your topic of choice. It’s your space and your time. Just write!
Today’s (optional) prompt: How did you settle on your major/career choice?
I went to Auburn as an Exercise Science major. Then I put on my Freshman 15 (er, 20) and decided I didn’t like the word “exercise” so I left that major.
Accounting it was. Definitely accounting.
I was good at it, too. Only problem? I’m a little OCD with numbers and sometimes they give me nightmares. I remember them and count in my sleep and ohmygod why can’t i forget my ex-boyfriend’s phone number? The numbers were everywhere.
Did I mention I would have to dress up for work if I was an accountant? Yeah, that wouldn’t be fun. CPAs don’t wear jeans and t-shirts on a daily basis.
I set out to look at the course catalog. Surely there was something that wouldn’t require this girl to wear a suit to work daily.
A is for Agriculture.
Ooh, Horticulture looks good. Plants are pretty. Dirt’s not too scary. I can memorize latin names.
I think I’ll do THAT. Yeah. I’ll be a plant girl.
So I set out to do just that.
And now I wear jeans and t-shirts to work every day.
How did YOU choose your major or career path?
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
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