Why I chose to be a History Major

August 27th, 2007

I have to be honest and say I don’t know what I want to do with my life after college. However I do know that I have always enjoyed History classes [particularly the two 100 level courses I have taken thusfar at Mary Washington]. I like to know the back story of things: why people and places are the way they are, what happened years ago in the places we live today, and how our world was shaped to be what it is today. All that interests me very much.

I have to be honest again and say I don’t excel in History more than any other subject – which was initially going to be the method by which I decided upon a major. Instead I went with a gut decision that intrigue should be more important than natural ability. In order to get a better understanding of who I am and why I make decisions the way I do, my classmates might be interested to know that I made my decision to become a History major after my first semester of college and forced myself to do so in order to plan ahead to achieve the goal of mine to graduate in 3 years. In conclusion, I decided to become a History major because the past intrigues me and I went with a gut decision to get this show on the road.


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