This may sound a little goofy (you probably will just think I’m a college student too hopped up on caffeine) but something happened to me that is not explainable. Over the past few weeks I have been reflecting on my choice of finance for my major, and actually recently decided I will stay an extra semester and double major in Finance/Econ.
When I first came to St. Thomas I was set on a Financial Management major and a Political Science minor (which then turned into a double major). After a while I realized I like economics and thought it ‘fit’ better with Finance, so I dropped Political Science altogether (after taking a total of two political science classes).
I have always been interested in politics, but this past year I have taken it into overdrive (borderline addiction). I started a blog, donated dollars to my first candidate, went to the Rally for the Republic, started listening to talk radio, read multiple web sites with political news, and now am part of a web log (amazingly, a group blog where the first candidate I ever donated to also posts!). I could probably list over 50 political books I want to read, and would love to be involved in politics the rest of my life.
So why am I not pursuing a political science degree? Well, I figured, I like business and finance is something that intrigues me. But really, when someone is so passionate about a subject and easily could spend a lifetime researching, commenting, and writing about such a topic, maybe I’m looking at the wrong profession?
Anyway, so I have four business classes this semester (two finance, one marketing, one accounting). Overload? Perhaps. So I was not too keen on the marketing class, and would rather put it off (I will need to take it eventually if I want a finance major). So I looked to see if there were any other classes during that time. Sure enough, there is a political science class that one of my all time favorite professors is teaching. I emailed him if I could get in, and sure enough, I could. I have never dropped a class during a regular semester, this would be a huge first.
So this is what happened: I went in to do the change (after hours of tossing the idea around in my head…I would hate to take a class if I wasn’t going to get the degree) but somehow the marketing class was already dropped? Had I gone in and dropped it myself??? When??? I’m sure I hadn’t. I can say with 100% honesty no matter how long I try to remember when I did this, I simply cannot! Well, I happily joined the political science class. Sign from God? Maybe. Hopefully.