Growing up, I was often the person all my friends ran to in times of need. Regardless of whether it was a breakup, family problems, or academic struggles, I was always there for the people I cared about. Everything really changed in high school when my best friend got hooked on cocaine. As a 17 year old I had no idea what to do to help my friend, so I spend hours on the internet and talking to adults I trusted to devise a plan. After a few difficult weeks, my friend checked into rehab and got clean.
When I applied for college, I thought a lot about that experience and how it changed my life. I realized that I have a talent for listening and identifying people’s issues, but what I didn’t know was why people thought/acted the way they do. So I chose to major in psychology and dedicate my life to helping other people! To this day, I think it was the most important decision I ever made.
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If this story resonates with you, or you have always thought about going into Psychology, I highly recommend you explore this route. It is such a rewarding field to be apart of, and I couldn’t image doing anything else.
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