I've decided on a major for school. I am going to get a B.S. in Family Studies. My hope is to become a victim's advocate. I would love to work to help raise awareness of domestic violence. It has been an important cause to me for years. I want to make a difference. I want to help those hurting. Family Studies opens up a lot of different possibilities. Possible careers could be in crisis centers, shelters, social services, child protection services... and more.
How'd I decide on this major? When I was younger I used to collect the cards that come in the mail with missing children on them. I was going to save all those kids. I used to make notes on the cards about places I should look, how old they are now, etc... I also collected newspaper articles about abused children because I was going to adopt them. I remember a youth activity at church where we went to a women's shelter and played with the children there. I've never forgotten how broken they looked... confused... And the moms just looked defeated. :( I just wanted to help people who were hurting. However, I don't think I want to be a counselor. I don't know if I'd be very good at that. I just want to be there the hug them when they are the most scared and uncertain. Who knows if I'll find the job I have envisioned in my head, but I'm going to try... Wish me luck!