This week's Mama Kat's Workshop writing prompt that I chose to answer was #5. - "If you could relive any moment in your life, what moment would you choose? Write about it."
Well, honestly there are few moments that I wish I could go back to and alter the outcomes but the one that stands out the most in my mind right now would be going back to college. And no, not to party less! : )
I wish that I could go back to that very first day of Freshman orientation and instead of choosing "Undecided" as my major, I wish that I had picked "Music Management". Instead, it took me 3 years to finally decide on that major. I tried 5 different majors in college: Undecided, Communications, French, Elementary Education and finally Music Management.
I wish that I had known from the very beginning that I wanted to work in the music industry. It would have saved me years of stress and ultimately in the long-run, I believe that it would have sped up my career into this tough industry. But no, I messed around for 2 and a half years switching majors and being undecided for so long. I truly think that if I had known what my dream job was at that time, I would have started the process. I would have tried moving to Los Angeles during the summers and interning at record labels. Gosh, now that I think about it, I could have started interning in high school even! Wow! All that experience would have been amazing! All that precious time was wasted because I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life yet. Yes, of course, that's what an 18-22 year old does but why couldn't I have figured it out a little sooner?!
In college I was always jealous of all those people that knew right away what they wanted to do and were well on their way to that profession. I didn't understand how you could start your freshman year of college already knowing that you wanted to be a journalist, a nutritionist, an English teacher or even an opera singer. I had a lot of interests and hobbies. How are you supposed to pick just one thing and base your entire college experience on it?
I do know that what is really important now is that I did indeed graduate and am working hard now to get into the music industry. It's still fun to think about how different my life might be today if I had known all along what I wanted to do with my life.