When I applied for college, it was to the Education program. Before I started, I switched to Communications. People had filled my head with all the horrible, discouraging things aspiring teachers hear; “You know you won’t get paid much, right?” “Don’t you think you’re selling yourself short?” “Those who can’t, teach!” I felt freer and like my future had more flexibility if I pursued a liberal studies major. But I wasn’t in love with it. I wanted to be! I really, really wanted to be. But I just wasn’t motivated. I failed my first year of college (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015) trying to figure it all out. I blamed everyone and everything else, but I was really just missing one very important thing: a path.