I'm thinking of switching to metal working. Why?
- there's a demand for skilled workers. Skills I'll get from metal shop. such as welding.
- the pay is good for those kind of jobs
- I have experience in factory/constructionesque settings
- I spend too much time on the computer as it is and metal working is good exercise.
- I've taken all the prerequisites for both integrated media and the shop courses so I won't have to go back and pick up classes
- I'll still come out with a BA, which means I can still run off to japan or wherever and teach english if I want to someday.
- As much as I love computers and the fun things I can do with them... I find it more.... engaging to actually make things with my hands rather than feed commands into a machine and it then proceeds to do everything for me.
- my parents will get over it eventually. hell, my dad would probably even be happy.
- It's totally hardcore, man.
- ugh. paperwork. switching majors will involve stupid amounts of paperwork.
though I may be able to do like... a double major kind of thing, if I take all the intm classes and fabr classes I need and not have any electives...
or maybe I'll drop out and go to college and actually start earning some money.
just throwing possibilities around now.
I don't think I've ever actually asked people to comment on my lj but I'd really like to know what you all think. any advice is appreciated...