Just to let you know i've been seriously considering switching my major to something having to do with
health and nutrition that would maybe lead to a career
implementing this with children.
My mind begins to race when I read this. I try to keep calm. Try to remember that when we went to orientation they told us - on average - a college student changes their major 6 times. I DO remember thinking, "Not my Wally". So I am trying to keep calm, trying not to pick up the phone and call his advisor and tell him Wally's Mother - the one that writes the checks - does not want, under any circumstances, for him to change majors. But of course, I am his mother and he is 19. Which means that even though I gave birth to child and write the checks, the advisors don't listen to me. In fact, due to privacy, they won't even talk to me....
But, given the fact that I am Wally's Mom, and calm is nowhere in my vocabulary, I start to think:
The what? The who? You wanna a degree in what? What the hell are we talking about here? You want to be a doctor? What the heck is a degree in health and nutrition? I appreciate the fact that you used the word "implementing", but what do you really mean? What the hell are you thinking son? If you change majors now, how are you going to get all of your classes in? Good God, you aren't going to be one of those career college students, are you? I mean, I know I said find something you love - but what I really meant was find something that pays you well enough so I don't have to support you the rest of your life.....even though I love you with all of my heart!
We've already established the fact that I am not college educated. I wish I were. So, having only attended one semester (one semester that I had to pay my dad back for because I failed my classes after I met and fell in love with Ward) I'm not sure how all of this works. Of course, I don't want to just call my son and ask him what the hell is he thinking....so....help me out here. Help me out you college educated people. If he changes majors now, can he still complete his degree in four years - as opposed to 16? Hmmm? Help? And really, how do you talk a 19 year old out of a degree in health and nutrition? And help me out one more time...I know what an engineering degree can be used for. But what exactly is he going to use a degree in Health & Nutrition for? Hmmmm?
And in the meantime, pass me a glass. I think I'm going to need one.....or two.....