What Am I Doing With My Life?

To answer that question in short, I’m going to school and I’m learning things. To answer that question in the more complicated form…I don’t know. The truth about me is that I have no idea what to major in or what I want to do with my life after college.

And according to other people, this is okay. Yet in my mind the issue is a blinking red billboard right in front of me all of the time, because it’s my future; how could I not be worried?

Lately around the Hope campus, everyone has been getting frazzled about scheduling, which happens next week. I’m just as lost as the next student. I have no idea what classes to take. To make matters worse, I was too late to schedule an appointment with Career Development since they were booked up until after scheduling…

Except that when that didn’t work out, Career Development helped me make an appointment with someone else to help me, without my even asking! I hear countless stories of people figuring out their calling, and about how it will all work out in the end. I don’t need to know where I’m going right now or where I’m going to end up, because I’m here at Hope. (But while that’s easy to think…I still worry, just not as much)

All I have to say is that if you’re coming into college without an idea of what you want to do, that’s perfectly okay and you’re not alone. Hope’s liberal arts gets you exposed to almost everything, and the Career Development resources allow you to become more self-informed so you can find the calling that brings you the most joy.

Hope is forever proving to me that I could not be more supported in my journey. It warms my heart.


If you have any questions for me you can contact me at brookelyn.wharton@hope.edu, through Facebook, or my twitter @hopebrooke18! I’d love to answer them!

Published by Brooke Wharton

Hey there, my name's Brooke and I'm a sophomore at Hope right now from the southeast side of the state! I'm majoring in secondary English education with a psychology minor, so that I can spread the love of literature everywhere and maybe even become a counselor to help kiddos out with their current and future school life. So far at Hope I've helped with Time to Serve, joined a bible study, am 1-8 song girl, and a member of Greek Life! The only TV show I watch is New Girl, and I love reading young adult lit! You can email me brookelyn.wharton@hope.edu or follow me on twitter @hopebrooke18! You can always find me on Facebook, too!

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