How to Cope with Assumptions and Criticism

Minna-san, konnichi wa! 

Ok, so for this post I’m going to keep this brief. In my last post, I mentioned some of the assumptions that I got not necessarily from my goal of wanting to be an author, but mainly from my goal of wanting to be an English major. And it honestly baffles me how some people can be so narrowly focused on the prospects of English majors.

Now as a writer, I know that anyone can become a writer. No college degree necessary. No English major required.

However, I decided to pursue an English degree and have received an A.A. degree in English last Spring. I have decided to pursue a B.A. in the future, but am focusing right now on the pursuit of my writing endeavors.

I’ve even considered obtaining my Master’s so that I can teach English at a college level. But I’m not 100% sure if I do want to become an English professor as that would be my secondary goal whereas my primary goal is to become a self-published author.

However, I have considered teaching English in the past. Now, how has that consideration even crossed my mind? Well…it all started with a question.

It was a very common, albeit annoying question that I have received during my college years and it made me realize the somewhat negative, narrow-minded, and very limiting stigma revolved around the English major. Read on for more!

How to Cope with Assumptions and Criticism
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