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Follow Your Heart
Kim Hye-ryung  |  parisienne314@uos.ac.kr
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[125호] 승인 2013.12.18  
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I am quite stubborn that I have to do what I really want to do. Unlike Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby, I never reserved my decision about anything ? especially when I had to decide for my life which first was choosing my major. I never regret majoring in English Language and Literature. It was what I thought I really wanted to do as a high school student. Choosing a major can be a big decision for someone like me. My parents were even more stubborn than I, trying to choose my path from my childhood. For the first time, when I was able to decide what I really wanted to do, without regret, I said I would go for English literature.

But as many freshmen realize, what you have chosen so far may not be what you would have expected in high school. The same thing tickled me too. It does not mean that I began to regret my decision about literature. Literature was fine. I used to be and will still continue to be a bookworm. However, it was about my inclination. I was a person who loves to see the creations I made, but my major just did not give me any chance to make my work such as poem or novelette or children’s stories, so it did not suit me well.

I was lucky enough to realize this through my experience in The UOS Times and the drama club in my department (I translated musical scripts). Both of my activities triggered my “creative” instinct. I have been a fervent art lover, always envying designers and illustrators who always make superb and touching works. Moreover, my utmost dream was to become both an illustrator and a storyteller of children’s book. Thinking about my original and momentarily forgotten dream, I could firmly determine my second step.

Fortunately, I was given a second choice here. I was lucky that I got handful of helps. I gathered wise advices from my dear acquaintances who have been through tough time deciding on their second major. And finally, I could answer what I really wanted to do ? Visual Design. So I bravely applied for it. (As I have heard, double majoring in College of Art and Physical Education is rare case of all.) At the very moment I am writing this, I am waiting for the result.
Park Seo-won, a creative director of Big Ant International, had come a long way to become who he is now. He entered management major with no will and even did escapable studyabroad.

In the United States, Park changed his major four times before he could finally find his calling:“design.” After he truly consent on his vocation, Park was more fervent and zealous than anybody which led him to win manifold international design award and now, he is one of the most well-known creative designer in Korea and worldwide also. Reading his life story, I felt lucky that I was sure of my dream. I did not have to walk a long way to find what I wanted to do. In his book, he wished that more youth could challenge themselves to realize their true dreams. I believe that choosing another major can be a great chance for our university students to open up their road to the dream. Another season of applying for double major has passed. I hope every challenger found their calling. The best of all consideration is this: follow your heart to find what you really want to do.

Kim Hye-ryung
Vice Editor-in-Chief
parisienne314@uos.ac.kr

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