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Hi,

I'm a first-year business student at home and I'm so lost. I feel that I'm not entirely interested in this degree. This isn't the first day I've had doubts about it, as last semester I was worrying a lot about it.

One of the main reasons is the fact that I just don't know what I want to do. I'd rather invest my time and energy into something that I am interested in and would know I want to do in the future.

Towards the end of school studying business, I found it boring and still continued to pick it for university. There were parts of it in school I was interested in like marketing which is why I picked it but back then my head was stuck in a book nearly 24 hours a day and now my interest in school comes and goes and definitely isn't the same as it used to be. I just didn't know what to do and didn't want to bug the teachers for help.

Also, the fact of going down by myself knowing no-one absolutely terrifies me. I've never been a fan of social situations as I developed social anxiety over the past few years however, I have overcome it, but I don't know what to say in social situations especially strangers.

This year was general business and next year I specialise in marketing. Completing coursework has just been a chore the whole time, I really haven't been enjoying much of it. The coursework and tests I had last semester were all done at the last minute and I would have never been like that before. I would be an organized person which is making me think because I find it less interesting my motivation levels are just not there. I have three deadlines due for next week and the week after and hasn't clicked with me yet that they are due.

I'm just really unsure what to do. I don't know what other courses I could see myself doing as I change my mind quite a bit and have no idea what career I could see myself having. If I change to another course I mightn't like it and wish I had stayed at this one. Would changing courses be a stupid decision?

I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice or been in a similar boat?

Thank you
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Hi,

I'm a first-year business student at home and I'm so lost. I feel that I'm not entirely interested in this degree. This isn't the first day I've had doubts about it, as last semester I was worrying a lot about it.

One of the main reasons is the fact that I just don't know what I want to do. I'd rather invest my time and energy into something that I am interested in and would know I want to do in the future.

Towards the end of school studying business, I found it boring and still continued to pick it for university. There were parts of it in school I was interested in like marketing which is why I picked it but back then my head was stuck in a book nearly 24 hours a day and now my interest in school comes and goes and definitely isn't the same as it used to be. I just didn't know what to do and didn't want to bug the teachers for help.

Also, the fact of going down by myself knowing no-one absolutely terrifies me. I've never been a fan of social situations as I developed social anxiety over the past few years however, I have overcome it, but I don't know what to say in social situations especially strangers.

This year was general business and next year I specialise in marketing. Completing coursework has just been a chore the whole time, I really haven't been enjoying much of it. The coursework and tests I had last semester were all done at the last minute and I would have never been like that before. I would be an organized person which is making me think because I find it less interesting my motivation levels are just not there. I have three deadlines due for next week and the week after and hasn't clicked with me yet that they are due.

I'm just really unsure what to do. I don't know what other courses I could see myself doing as I change my mind quite a bit and have no idea what career I could see myself having. If I change to another course I mightn't like it and wish I had stayed at this one. Would changing courses be a stupid decision?

I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice or been in a similar boat?

Thank you
I haven't been to university yet but I thought I give you some advise. Personally, I think you should maybe take a year out to focus on what you do want and maybe defer this course if you want to just incase. You seem like you have lost your passion for it and £9,250 per year is a very hefty price to pay if you are studying a course you're not 100% invested in. I would take a year out and take a step back from it all-maybe this will help determine if this is what you really want. I'm currently on a gap year deciding which degree I want to study and taking a step back can really help you see the bigger picture. Hope this helps x
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