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Freaked out by the thought of school and college. - September 3rd 2009, 09:01 PM

So I'm starting my junior year on the second week of September and it kinda freaks me out. I know others might feel the same but I really have low self-esteem. Every time I try to think of the SATs and all those things that will come, I just get scared... Most especially when I think about college... During my 10th grade, I thought I knew what I wanted to take in college.. I wanted to take photojournalism and major in photography.. But now? I just don't know.. My mom thinks it's a total waste to go to college and take photography. She says there's no 'good money' there once I look for a job.

I don't know why I'm posting this. I guess I just need someone to tell it to? Two of my cousins will graduate the same year I'm graduating.. So I think that's being a pressure on me? I'm scared if my family might say that my cousins are better than me.. *sigh.

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Re: Freaked out by the thought of school and college. - September 3rd 2009, 09:21 PM

Just get your general education out of the way the first two years or so and worry about what you want to be later =)


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Re: Freaked out by the thought of school and college. - September 3rd 2009, 10:21 PM

Absolutely. [: You can do it. Try to take your ACT and your SAT more than once - I kept improving as I took the tests more and more, and even though they're exhausting tests and they do take up a whole Saturday (which is a drag), I got my whole college education paid for through my PSAT and SAT scores. That was definitely a good thing. So, keep it in mind.

You're a junior, and you do have time, so don't freak out too much! Get to know your college professor - they can seriously be the biggest help ever when the for real deadlines begin approaching. I'm sure you'll do fine.

As for the photography thing, Holly's right - your first two years will most likely be general education stuff, and if you decide against majoring in photography, you can always choose to take a photography elective or two.

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Re: Freaked out by the thought of school and college. - September 5th 2009, 03:51 PM

Thanks Katrina and Holly. I really appreciate it.
I guess I just got carried-away 'cause my whole family was over for dinner before I had posted this. They all kinda talked about three of us cousins going to college.. So anywhoo, I think I'm fine now. I talked to a friend and she said she would take classes for SATs which I think I would be joining too :]

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