In the dictionary, brave is defined as:
- Possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance
- A brave person, a warrior
- To Defy, challenge, dare
Let’s focus on that last one.
Four years ago, I chose Photography as my major when applying for college. I never had any intention on choosing math or science, but before I actually applied I honestly didn’t know what my major was going to be. Since I have always been more creative, I chose a creative major. Throughout my years at ASU I have come to see how many students actually choose to become art majors, but when I was applying during high school I was the only senior who chose a creative major. My friends from high school are at different colleges around the country, majoring in subjects such as English, Anthropology/Biology, Nursing, and Neuroscience. With those majors, they basically have their career paths set. As for art majors, our future is wide open. We can use our major for anything. That being said, since I didn’t have a specific job in mind when I chose Photography, it was a bold move to choose it as my major. But, I challenged the normal and dared to be different. I took a leap of faith to study something that I am actually interested in that doesn’t offer a specific position after graduation.