|Why Bruce? Why...|
Orientation was last Tuesday and I worked with my advisor to take as many classes as my schedule would permit. I'm officially registered for 15 credits. I honestly could have gone to 18 but I figured there's no point cramming my first semester. There's winter session for that! And I am going to try to take a class or two during winter break. I'd love to be done in less than two years but there's no rush really.
When looking at the classes I'd need to fulfill the 60 credit requirement we realized that I'd be finished with all my requisite major coursework in about 2 semesters. This would leave me with 36 credits left to take. So I take a bunch of electives right? The "fun" stuff? Not quite. This girl will be using those 36 credits to earn a double minor. I'll be majoring in Justice Studies with a Paralegal Concentration and minoring in Psychology and Justice Studies and Families. Basically I'mma be ed-ja-ma-cated as hell!
The way I see it, it can do nothing but benefit me. Instead of limiting myself to solely law, where I'd be most likely in a large or private firm or in a company's legal department I can now use all my smarts and have a position as a social worker, a child advocate, or for DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services). Long story short, I'm opening a lot more doors to job opportunities.
And the part that really gets me? If you had spoke to me when I was 17, fresh out of high school; or when I was 21 and had just moved to New Jersey, this is never where I would have put myself. I've come a long way from my original goals and aspirations but at the same time certain parts are coming full circle. When I first started in college I was a Psychology major. And now I'm a Psych. minor.
You know what Universe? I'll take it.