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Could use some advice on my major... - December 23rd 2009, 08:54 PM

Currently I study American Sign Language Interpretation in Rochester, NY. I love song-interpreting and I at first wanted to teach ASL as a foreign language in high school, but now I learned that I will have a degree in Interpreting, not ASL, so it is near impossible for me to go to school for that. (I can't go to school again and bachelor in ASL because of financial constraints.)

Mainly I've been thinking more and more that that's not what I want to do. I have a boyfriend that I really love but our relationship is rocky. I've always done well in my academics, (3.8 last quarter) but I have no friends, I'm not interested in any clubs they provide, and I am currently feeling more and more depressed. I am currently on Christmas break with my emotionally abusive family and all I can think about is leaving and going back to school, but now that I think about it, I don't really want to go back because although I am happier living on my own, I'm not happier there.

I was thinking about switching majors, but I am part of NTID which is a federally funded school, (tuition is a third of RIT's tuition) so if I switched majors I'd have to pay a lot more, which I can't, and there's no other majors available in NTID (it's technically a school for deaf and hard of hearing students but interpreters, the only major for hearing students, get in on the federal funding too)

I really thought this was what I wanted to do but now I'm not so sure. I've always loved writing and a lot of people have praised by poetry but my family has always said it was garbage so I don't believe in my writing anymore. I am a freshman (graduated last year) and I don't know what to do with myself. I figure I should graduate with Interpreting, get a job in that and try to make the best of it, but I don't think now that that's really what I want to do.

Any advice you give me would be greatly appreciated.

Merry Christmas and God bless =)

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