I still give myself a hard time for majoring in Communications because it’s a degree that is frowned upon by many. I often hear people say things such as, “what are you going to do with a Communications degree?” or “It’s a useless degree to have”. To an extent, I agree with those statements. It was even once listed as, “Top Ten Worst Majors”, on Forbes and might still be listed as so. A Communications degree is fairly general and broad, most of us don’t know what to do with it after graduation, it may not pay us as well as other specific majors such as nursing and computer technology, and it certainly doesn’t guarantee us job security upon graduation. Why are we majoring in it then? What’s so great about it?
It took me awhile to figure out that I should pursue what makes me happy. I think that everything else that I desire will fall into place if I follow that path. On September 6th of 2015, I married my best friend. Our wedding plans were in full force and part of that plan was to find an officiator. We met with several, but we fell in love with just one. Her name was Liz. Her story captivated and enticed me. She graduated from college with a degree in journalism. Sound familiar? It’s a degree, like Communications, that is just as doubtful.
I would have never imagined that someone who majored in journalism could have such a thriving business as a marriage officiator, but Liz has proved me wrong. Liz was inspired to become an officiator for her friends’ wedding when she noticed the high ministry costs for people in the LGBTA community. Since then, she has been booked back to back on weekends and has been running a successful business as a wedding officiator. Liz is able to do what she loves, which is write and make a business out of it by officiating weddings. I think that’s amazing.
It goes to show that you can do something with a degree as general as Communications. You may not see it yet, but if you follow what you love to do; you might just end up with a successful business like Liz. What are you guys going to do with a Communications degree?
Check out her website @ http://www.lizrae.com/
Check out the Martha Stewart Weddings for those who just love all things wedding like me @ http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/
Check out Elite Daily where Liz spent some time writing @ http://elitedaily.com/