I grew up with several careers in mind. They centered around social studies or the arts. I had an interest in going to law school for civil rights, with an emphasis towards property rights for the traditionally disadvantaged and civil unions. I also had an interest towards psychology and politics.
As a child, I was a pretty talented artist and took art classes here and there, and constantly drew for pleasure. I looked towards architecture as I hoped it would satisfy my creative side and I thought it would be rewarding to build different projects around the country. When I researched the field I was discouraged with the career path of your everyday architect, not to mention the need (though some projects vary) for a high mathematical skill set.
This career dilemma followed me to college. I entered as an Undecided major, that semester, I declared Political-Science as my major, as it was the closest to Liberal Arts that my school offered. I began taking Architecture courses my sophomore year just to be certain. The work was occasionally tedious, but I did well. However, I still wasnít sold on solely being an architect so I finished my degree in Poli-Sci with a minor in Community Development this past December.
Iím currently in the process of applying to Urban Planning schools with a Design concentration and though Iím confident that Planning is the direction I want to take over Law and Architecture, my general indecisiveness makes me question whether or not Iím settling for a compromise. Sigh, am I making a sound decision?
please be gentle! I'm new to your site.