Reflections while paying my student loan bill

So I am paying the bill for my student loan from 2002 and I am thinking about what I learned during that time. 

I was a Public Relations major (Communications) major, which was the wrong major for me.  When I was 18 years old, I picked it out of the college catelog and never turned back.  I didn't do any research on it such as job oppurtunities, salary, personalilty type for this job.  Pretty much what sealed the deal on this major was that it only required one easy math class and did not have stringent science requirements.  Plus I was on the speech team in high school, so how hard could it be?  Besides, my dad told me to get a 4 year college degree and the rest would all fall into place. (Worst advice ever). 

I pretty much knew it was not the right major by the end of my freshman year, but for some strange reason, I kept on going.  I was really, really confused as a teenager.  I did what I thought was expected of me and I never waivered.  Well, I guess I waivered, but I had no idea what else to major in.  I was a very shy and quiet person. I was afraid of public speaking.  I was an introvert trying to convince others that I was an extrovert.   I wish someone would have knocked me on the side of the head and told me that public relations was not the career for me.  

Well, I guess someone did try to. One of my friends told me that she could not see me working in public relations.  She told me that I would be better suited be be a kindergarten teacher.  I should have listened to her.  I did enjoy the volunteer work I did with children while I was in college.  It would have been a better fit.  

Oh well, it's time to put on the stamp and mail this lovely bill



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