I came into Newhouse as a photojournalism major and thought that it was the path I would be on until I graduated. All throughout high school I was known as the “photo girl” and always had a camera in hand or was in the darkroom developing pictures. So, in the fall 2018 I enrolled in the Intro to Graphic Design course because it was a requirement, completely dreading it because I thought that I would hate it and that it wouldn’t come naturally to me, but I as the course continued something about design began to appeal more to me than photo and ultimately through the countless mental breakdowns I decided to switch my major. Once it was officially changed, it was almost as if something clicked and I knew that I was on the right path. As someone who always thought my life would stay on a clear path the change was actually what I needed. It completely makes sense as I was a yearbook editor all throughout high school and design and layout had almost come naturally to me. I think that being a design major has given me more creative freedom, but I can still incorporate my love of photography without it being the only focus of my life.