In kindergarten, it was so easy to answer the question: what do you want to be when you grow up? The dress-up clothes, toys and books sparked your imagination.
Doctor. Astronaut. Quidditch player.
In order to become the person you wanted to be, all you had to do was play.
Now that you’re grown up and researching colleges, you may have no idea what subjects or majors you want to pursue. (You are not alone!) But in order to write effective supplemental essays, you’ll need to make a few choices. What areas of study are you considering?
Take a page from your five-year-old self – instead of feeling pressured to choose, what happens when you “try on” a college major or subject area? Look into what excites you about a particular field of study. Then consider the careers it might lead to post-college.
Discover what happens when you let go of the stress, and start playing again. And don't worry, most college students change their majors more than once. See? No pressure.