One of my former employers gave me some pretty good advice last spring: don’t let them make you do something you don’t want to do. The “them” he meant at the time was my graduate school teachers, but it is applicable to every part of someone’s life. Of course, my own version combines this age-old wisdom with the understanding that, sometimes, in order to achieve a desired result, one must do things you don’t always like. Still, it’s important to remember where you want to go.
I decided I need to give up on the broadcasting/advertising double major and focus on finishing one of them by the spring. Since my thesis focuses on advertising, I am choosing advertising. I need to do this in order to finish my thesis by the end of next semester. I will continue taking the digital media course because it’s what I want to do, but the journalism class isn’t something I would have chosen if I wasn’t forced to do it in order to call myself a “broadcasting” major. It’s a decent class, but the workload is extremely heavy. My other classes are suffering because of it. I gave it a shot. I am doing well in the course, but I don’t have time to devote myself to everything.