1. I don't like kids (read: I will not be a teacher).
2. I would never survive in law school.
3. To the remarks that I should write books, writers are hot or cold. If you're not J.K. Rowling or someone else that's comparably famous, you're probably the author of the terrible romance novel on the back shelf.
4. You can't read for a living.
So looking to what else I like: Italian. This is useful if I live in Italy. And that's about it. I mean, I won't stop studying it just because it's not exactly...practical, but I understand that there's not much call for people with a degree in English and mild proficiency in Italian. *Le sigh*
|This graph is outdated, but Italian's still not there, today. |
I think that means I'm of little/no use.
I figure the closest thing to all of this that's actually applicable to today's society is Spanish. I like languages and cultures. Sweet. Sounds perfect, no? However, being a rising junior, I've run out of time to "explore my passions" in college. If I start on the Spanish thing, it has to work.
|I also really like foreign language keyboards.|
This all means that if people have any other suggestions regarding how to not spend for years getting a degree that'll throw me under the bus, I would love to hear them. I read, write, and edit. I like Italian and I don't have a whole lot of time left to figure something else out. Pleasehelp.
This is the part where I hyperventilate and curl into the fetal position, scared that I will never ever find a job in the real world. It's also when I wonder how my summer vacation has devolved into a frantic search for a future. All I want is mind-blowing fame and success, alright?
** On the plus side, I've just discovered an English Major Armadillo internet meme. I'm about a thousand times more excited than I should be. That last sentence was an example of hyperbole. Win.