If you had told me six months ago that I would be in the Hebrew Club, I would have thought you were crazy. Six months ago, I was enrolled in nursing school, had my scrubs ordered, and was ready to enter the world of nursing. Or so I thought. It’s crazy how much your plans can change in just a few months. Instead of graduating with a BSN in 2019, I’ll graduate with a BAS in 2018 and hopefully pursue a Master’s degree at OU afterward.
But enough about my future plans: let’s go back to Hebrew Club. Tonight, I played board games in Hebrew with my classmates, my professor, and some other students who are in more advanced Hebrew classes–and it was an absolute blast! I never thought I would study a language other than Spanish, but now I’m surrounded by people speaking a completely different language and playing Scrabble using a different alphabet. We ate bagels and cream cheese and lox (and some cookies) and practiced our Hebrew while taking a break from studying during dead week.
Afterward, a few friends from my class went and got coffee and studied together for a few more hours, and I realized that I would never have met these amazing people if I had gone to nursing school like I’d planned. I would never have met Yael, my Hebrew professor, who is the best professor I’ve had in my four years at OU. I would never have discovered my love for languages and my passion for teaching.
This is a short blog post, but I can sum it up in three points.
- Don’t choose a major based on how much money you’ll make after you graduate because joy is worth so much more than money or success can buy.
- Take classes that seem interesting but also push you out of your comfort zone a little bit because it just might be better than you can imagine.
- You should join the Hebrew Club, because you might make some amazing friends while you’re there!
Hello! My name is Emilee Sullivan. I am a fourth-year student at the University of Oklahoma planning to graduate with a Spanish degree this spring before continuing my education in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies. My plans were a little shaken up last fall when left nursing school and decided to change my major a week before my senior year began, but I’ve finally found what I love and it is the most wonderful adventure.