Mommy Monday – How I Found My College Major- Confessions of a Mommy Blogger

Hello My Beautiful Jewels and Gems!

So trying to figure out what you are going to do with the rest of your life when you are 18, is quite daunting.

Let’s be realistic, in our current world, at 18, most of us haven’t had the life experience to know what we want to do for the rest of our lives. I sure didn’t.

So it all began with a thought that became a dream for me. My plan was to become an actress and a high fashion model from the time I was about four years old. I literally saw Mary Kate and Ashely on “Full House” and I thought, I could do that! And there the dream was born!

However, my mom and dad made sure that I knew that college had to come first before any other career choices. So, I did what I had to do. I went to college.
I tried to find a school that I thought was not too far away from LA, because my plan was to go to auditions throughout the week as they came.

The college I selected to attend was California State University Fullerton. It was in Orange County, not to far from LA, and I liked that they had a diverse population on campus. Being from the Inland Empire, I was accustomed to having friends from all different backgrounds! I absolutely loved it! So this was a characteristic that I looked for in a college.

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Downtown Disney shopping with roommates in college!

I decided that if acting and modeling didn’t work out that I would have a “back-up” plan. My back-up plan was to became a Counseling Psychologist. I decided on this for a couple of reasons.

  1. I love to Talk
  2. I love to Help People

I later found out, neither of these reasons would quite get me to the right career. In fact, they were quite broad, and left me in the middle of a huge field of choices with countless decisions.

Here was the problem, I didn’t know which one I wanted to take. However, that story is for another day.

I entered Cal State Fullerton as a psychology major. Little did I know that my perception of what it was like to be a psychologist was skewed by what I saw on TV. Working in the field is nothing like what the shrink on TV makes it look like. I tried it so I know!

Ironically, during the 5 years that I was at Cal State Fullerton I did not go to a single audition.

In theory it sounded good, but in actuality I didn’t have the interest or time between work, school, and extra curricular activities. I had a full plate. To be honest, I really didn’t miss it, but I didn’t know that until later….

Until Next Week Loves!

xoxo

Chauntel

 

 

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