- Apr 10, 2012
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Hi everyone. I'm very new to this forum, but I'm hoping people in a similar situation/field will have some advice for me. I'm almost finished with my second year of my MA in Counseling & Community Psych. It's a 3 year program, full time. My problem is I am not happy with my program and can't even bring myself to care to do the work anymore. In order to finish by next May, I have to attend full time this summer, fall, and spring with my internship starting in the fall and lasting until next May. I also don't even know if Counseling is the field I wish to pursue anymore. I have a BA in Criminology and I've always been the type of person who would like to do many different things with a career and not just focus on one thing. I'm at a private school and have accrued quite a bit of debt from the program and I hate to throw it all away, but I'm really struggling and burnt out. I have a strong support system, but at the the same time I have a mother who always tells me to do what makes me happy no matter what that is and a father who is very logical minded and wants me to make the best decision financially. There are other routes I'd like to take, but I guess I'm afraid of making the wrong decision and disappointing not only myself, but my family as well. Any advice or suggestions anyone has will be greatly appreciated. I just want to get out of this rut and be happy again instead of miserable.