Picture this: you're lying in your bed on a saturday night; it's 11:00 p.m., and you're just about to fall asleep when it hits you- you're going to college soon, which means you have to pick a major soon...

A.K.A. something that'll more than likely dictate what you do for the rest of your life.

Being expected to choose a life-altering decision such as this one, especially while only in high school, is no easy task; it's something i find myself struggling to do too. Know you're not alone, and although this process may seem unconquerable, life will work itself out.

However, "dream big, work hard, make it happen" is a lot easier said than done, so I wanted to create this series for anyone out there who's like me (and thousands of other teenagers) who don't exactly know what they want to do with their lives.

Because choosing what to do for the rest of your life at the ripe age of 16-18 can seem like an insurmountable task.

Anyhow, here are some tips I've accumulated from family, friends, and mentors. Hope this helps!

1. Don't feel discouraged.

There will always be stories of the girl whose first word was stethoscope and then became a world-renowned doctor, or the boy whose favorite class was speech and debate and then became a successful lawyer. Recognize that those cases are rare. Not everyone knows immediately what they want to do with their lives. Just know that picking a major is easier for some, and harder for others (as most things are in life).

2. What's you favorite subject in school?

If you genuinely feel like you have no where to begin, try starting with what you know: high school. look at your basic core classes (math, science, history, english, foreign language) and see which one(s) you're doing the best in, and research jobs in that particular field. or, if those classes don't interest you, look into your electives such as art, music, dance, etc., and see if you can find your passion there.

3. Don't take the backseat on this one.

We're at the point in our lives where are future is completely open to us. We could pursue any profession we want to, so why limit ourselves?

Also, don't let family members, relatives, or friends dictate what you pursue. It's YOUR life, not there's. YOU'RE the one who's going to have to experience it day in and day out, so you might as well pick something you don't mind, even love, doing.

Not to mention, don't limit yourself. Don't not research something because you think you can't do it. By limiting yourself, you only make the process harder than it needs to be.


that's all i have for now! if you guys would like a second part of this/ if this helps, let me know. also, Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!