When I came in as a freshman to Cornell I had a these goals in mind:
- get a Computer Science degree.
- get a Game Design Minor.
- get a Fine Arts Minor.
- get a Computing in the Arts or Information Science Minor.
- do the Graphics Vector.
- do the Software Engineering Vector.
Not only was this extremely naive and unrealistic, my interests have shifted quite dramatically since then. Nowadays I have no concern about completing a minor, and am looking very forward to doing the default vector(specialization), the Renaissance vector. I’ve learned through classes and such that the credentials of these minors and vectors are not want I need, and are especially not what I want.
I don’t think I’m giving up, or letting myself down. I’ve revised my definition of a successful college career, and it is most certainly not taking classes for minors or vectors that I am not 100% in love with. I’ve also seen a lot of growth as I focus on what is happening now in the present and near future, which is pleasantly surprising.
I won’t be surprised if I change my mind yet again – I tend to do that quite often. But it’s a good reminder to always realize that I can’t get too attached to one plan. Nothing really happens the way I initially expect.