So a lot of time has passed, and as a result of that, a lot of stuff has happened. Because I prefer having the bad news first, I'll go ahead and give it like that.
Bad news is: I'm probably going to give up deviant all together, for a while at least. Probably not much of a surprise, given, you know, I haven't even been here at all anyway, but I want to actually say it because it feels better to have that solid. All of you guys are awesome, and have helped push me further than I ever thought I could go, I assure you. Now, I just have to start propelling myself a bit, and try to find out just what it is i'm going to do on my own. That brings me to the good news~
Good news is: I think i'm coming closer to figuring out just what i'm going to be doing with my life. Maybe. Some of you may already know i'm a Physics major right now, and while my love for physics and science in general hasn't waned any, i'm realizing that the... normal elements of physics specifically aren't really what i'm after. I've already thought for some time that I wanted to be in academia, and as a result, maybe doing research in some field, but I wasn't really sure what that would be.
Over the summer though, I had a very awesome pre-17th century literature class, online over the span of one month. In it, we dove into five different 'sections' of literature, one per week, requiring several forum posts and an essay for each. By the forum posts of my second week, my Prof and the TA both contacted me to say that I had something there, and that they wanted to talk to me further about maybe moving into English, at least somehow. They had already looked up my major and wanted to see if we could work together to find a way to combine them, or somehow hit all my interests at once. Of course, it seems like every professor tries to get more students to 'convert' to their major, but this is the first time that it's been so... serious and sincere.
Of course, I adore writing, and was legitimately having the most fun in a class in... quite a while, so I talked to them from then on, met with them, and... i'm seriously considering switching majors or adding an English minor or something. I adore the idea of being able to ask questions, to write and muse about ideas, be they science based, literature based, philosophically based, etc. That's always been my problem, trying to figure out what exactly I want to do when I honestly want to do everything.
While I'll spare the details about all the things we talked about and all that I'm thinking about, basically there's a lot of thinking going on in my life right now, and it means i'm not going to be back like I kinda hoped I would be able to. Real life and all that.
TLDR: For all you English majors out there, I might be joining your ranks in some form or fashion, or at the very least, trying to incorporate something like that into whatever I do in my future.