Cheryl. 19. Just figuring out what to do with myself.
Mostly random funnies. Occasional rants.
Obsessed with the following, though not fandoming them. Please use ask if you want to discuss: ASOIAF/Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Shameless US, Teen Wolf, Orphan Black
Why do adults think “So what’s your major? Oh, and what are you going to do with that?” is acceptable small talk
What am I going to do with my degree? Hang it on the wall and cry, probably
This speaks to me. I mean, I understand elders taking an interest in our plans for the future, but it can be extremely pressuring and not all of them understand that. We’re all a little unsure and insecure about the future, some more than others, and it’s normal to not know exactly what we want to do for the rest of our lives. But it sure as hell doesn’t feel that way when we’ve got somebody standing right there expecting a satisfactory answer. To some extent, we all seem to be in this state of disillusionment regarding our opportunities and hopes for the future because for years we had adults telling us to follow our dreams and that anything is possible. Then when we got to a certain age we saw that success comes at a cost, financially, emotionally, and in other ways, and our personal definitions of success change. We also now see that following some dreams can lead to disappointment, which is one of our biggest fears. And the age at which this hits us is also the age that we’re expected to make the choices that become some of the biggest deciding factors of how the rest of our lives play out. And that is how what some elders think is a simple question can be one of the most intimidating queries possible.