Friday, May 29, 2015
The Time I learn to Change Major
I have chosen the Engineering major for a long time. I do manage to get an Associate of Arts in Engineering. Then, at the college I am currently registered I chose to focus on earning my bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering. Things have been very hard for me since then. I am even on probation right now. I tried so hard to get out of probation but my efforts were in vain. There was a class that I failed a year ago and I took the class again this semester. I did pass it however the grade was not enough for me to replace the F. I talked to my parents about it and they suggest that I realize that this major is not for me. They said that I have worked so hard but still did not manage to improve the grade. I think they are right. Maybe I did pretend to love majoring in Engineering. Do not get me wrong, I love the topics that I am studying. My thing is I could not handle that much stress. Engineering is too much of a stressful major. If you want to go for it, you really have to be more passionate about it; otherwise look for another major. At first, when I realize that this major is not for me, I felt sad, depressed and even cried because I was living a lie all along. It seems that I was staying in the major trying to prove something. I was probably trying to prove that I am a genius, not just somebody who loves to work out. Man, how stupid was I!! Just because I do not end up being an engineer does not mean that I am not intelligent. In fact, to perform well in Engineering from my own experience, you just got to learn how to cheat better. Most of the students who got As for their classes are the ones who either have previous experience or they cheat so well to the point they are never caught. So, yeah this major was not for me after all. After this painful experience, I was also thinking about a video Freddie Lee made on youtube called: "Work Smarter, Not Harder." I was not working smart. I was smashing my head against the wall every year without even realizing it. Now that I fully get to the conclusion that I was destroying my life all along, I figured maybe it is time for me to go for what I really love to do. Since I love the Martial Arts so much more than anything, I decided to go for Kinesiology. After I finish with this degree, I can be a personal trainer! It will help me understand my body more and potentially allow to help other clients understand theirs! Besides, I can even become a physical therapist. I do not see myself retire as a personal trainer. I feel like besides the Martial Arts, fitness is something that I love and always will love. "Everything in life happens for a reason, never be upset about any outcome to any situation. Take every experience in life as a learning lesson; use every experience in life to perfect the art of Zen." Thank for this beautiful quote, Sifu Freddie Lee. I will never forget it.