Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The plan, the aspired goal, & everything in between by the girl behind it all.

I think it's important for everyone to have some kind of goal or aspiration in life. There are so many things I want to do in life but if I committed to each and everyone of them, I would be in college forever. So I have come up with my final conclusion to date about what I want to major (and minor!). I've decided that I want to major in Industrial/Organizational psychology; which is basically psychology and business put together. (I thought this through, it's also a major leap in avoiding all the UGLY calculus and very high-up-there math courses required for a business major), whilst minoring in Journalism and taking many electives in the industry I'd want to get in to with my degree(s). Theyre selective but broad majors that are almost a mix of everything I had in mind; Business, Psychology, and Journalism- All of which I can use in almost ANY industry! That's the beauty of it! I did my research one night and it was like a light bulb went off in my head. I also want to start my own sponsored blog(s), probably a fashion blog as well as a philosophy or life blog. It's a good thing that its very easy to get sponsored blogs nowadays thanks to Googles input. So, here is the verdict. After completing a bachelors degree in I/O Psychology and Journalism at FIU, I will get a Masters in I/O Psych either at FIU or at a college in New York if money/scholarships permit. I'll intern while in gradschool, and get a part-time job (hopefully at starbucks or a high-end retail store) whilst in gradschool. After having a reasonable financial foundation, I will move to New York (hopefully by the time I'm 30), and work with corporations and maybe even make my own I/O Psych business firm, make 70-100k a year, and live happily ever after. The end.

<-- Me in 10 years? BUT OH WAIT, I almost forgot, things almost never go exactly as planned. And I know this from experience! But atleast I have a general idea of the direction I want my life to take, which I think is enough to guide me through my studies, networking and decisions. I dont really plan to have kids till in my 30's, perhaps early 30's; or whenever it is I have a good financial backbone to have little mini-me's. I'm just so thrilled to start living my life already and nobody elses! Although I want to achieve a high level of success in my life, I dont want that to be purely financially.. which is part of the reason why I want to take on journalism. If life was just about money, I'd be a lawyer, because I know I'd be a damn good one. But I really want to try hard throughout my life not to lose touch with the passion in relationships with friends and family (as hard as that may be) and other loved ones. I dont care what anyone says, money does NOT bring happiness, and I know this from experience as well. Yeah, it provides the opportunity to own luxurious things that may make you happy when worn or used, but that's all just temporary and superficial happiness. My family is pretty wealthy, I'll admit I own many things and I've had the financial advantage over many of my peers. But honestly, nothing makes me happier than hanging around at a local coffeeshop with people I love, even if we're doing absolutely nothing. On a different note, I came across this online, and deemed it as pretty good points and thought I'd share it with my readers. Jackson has a point!

21 Suggestions for Success
By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

1) Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
2) Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.
3) Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
4) Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5) Be forgiving of yourself and others.
6) Be generous.
7) Have a grateful heart.
8) Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9) Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10) Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11) Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12) Commit yourself to quality.
13)Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
14) Be loyal.
15) Be honest.
16) Be a self-starter.
17) Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.
18) Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19) Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
20) Take good care of those you love.
21) Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.