August 29, 2006

I Need More Time to Think

I'm just kind of stressed out and felt like writing about it.

So, the time to start sending in grad school applications is quickly approaching and I'm starting to feel a little panicked. I really need to make a decision about what kind of programs I want to apply to. I have a lot of interests and I really have no idea how I'm supposed to choose what I want to devote the next few years of my life studying. Here are some of the things I'm interested in:

Animal Biology
Cognitive Science
Environmental Science
Psychology (biological, brain and cognition, visual cognition)
Speech and Hearing Science

Many of these require taking a considerable amount of math and science (like chem and physics) and anyone who knows me knows that math is by far my worst subject sooo... it would be hard. But those are the things that currently interest me so I don't know what else to do. I've never felt like a really smart person (most of my friends were in the top 10 in high school, one was the valedictorian-- I was nowhere close) and so it freaks me out to think about striving to do something that "really smart people" do. But for as long as I can remember I have loved science and had a genuine interest in it. Am I destined to be that person who works at some office with my useless psych degree, reading science journals and pretending I could have done it if I wanted to badly enough?


Posted by jujio at August 29, 2006 11:00 PM

so with speech and hearing science would you want to work in a school? from what i've seen at my school it seems like a pretty good job, to be a speech therapist. you don't have a whole classroom of kids to be responsible for every day, you just go visit kids or they come and see you. you have a lot more variety and flexibility than regular classroom teachers. and i'm pretty sure you make a lot more money than any of the teachers.

the other ideas sound interesting too. but i'm horrible at most sciences so personally i'd go with psychology or speech.

Posted by: jennie at August 30, 2006 9:29 AM
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