Discussion: Why I Love my English Major

Awhile back I did a post called Why I Hate my English Major, so I thought I’d now do my post on why I actually like my English degree. You can find the previous post here. With some people graduating high school, and heading into college this August, I thought this would be a decent post.

Reason #1 for why I love my English major:

I actually do use it in real life. Every day when I speak, I use it. Every time I open a book, I use it. Every time I’m working (even though I’m not a teacher), I use it. Every time I work on my novel, I use it. Yes, I’m not teaching English, translating, or working at a library, I still do use my major. I mean, I started a book blog! I’m typing to you right now!

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Reason #2 for why I love my English major:

I can do this blog and justify it as I’m just using my degree. Every time I read, I can say that I’m doing my ‘job’/what I went to school for.Oh, I want to buy another book? Well look at me using my degree! Haha.

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Reason #3 for why I love my English major:

I enjoy it. I did exactly what people told me to do. “Major in something you love.” I get to daydream about things I want to write, read and travel to places that I want to see. While most people go home after work because their job is complete, I never stop, I get to go home read, blog about my thoughts on the book or what I’m writing. I love my ‘night time job’.

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So, this list is short, but hey! Who cares? If you’re thinking about going into an English major, do it as long as it’s what you love. But I also recommend that you minor or double major in something else that will get you a better paying job. Those school loans aren’t going to pay themselves!

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Overall, my relationship with my English major is a love-hate type. Part of me wishes I never went to school because I’m in a job where only a high school degree is required and I don’t plan on switching jobs, but the other part of me appreciates every writing skill I acquired from a few professors. Mainly my novel/creative writing professor that I had almost every semester.

Sorry for such a short post, but it’s been a very busy weekend! I’ll be sure to put more thought and time into next weekends discussion post.

 

 

 

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