Why I Blog – Being Purposeful

I started blogging because, I somehow stumbled upon this girl’s blog one day, and then slowly starting reading other girl’s blogs…until one day, I thought ” I could do that.” 

So became this blog.

At first, it was just a personal blog, with not really a lot of depth or anything to it… but over the last few weeks I have decided that I want to give this blog a purpose.

I want to have meaningful posts that aren’t just about me specifically.

As you are aware, if you have been following me, I studied family consumer science in school and so I am familiar with cooking/nutrition, sewing/fashion design, families and relationships, interior design, child development and teaching, I also ventured off track while in college and took some business classes and some art, and I decided what better way to use all the skills I have learned over the years than to blog. I decided that if I REALLY put some time and some effort and made it a little more specific to only these topics, it could go somewhere with it.

So that’s what I am doing. Hopefully, over the next few months you will see mostly only topics above, I will still post some personal things, but not as much. I am not by  any means an expert on any of the topics I studied, as my major was so broad that I only took 1-2 classes per topic but I love talking about those topics and I think I can still get my “teaching” itch out by teaching you things I learned or am currently learning.

So you will see a lot more tutorials and how to’s and more book reviews, ideas, on the topics specific above!

I am going to try to tab them all at the top, so that if you are really interested in one specific topic then you can see what I wrote there! Of course all post will stream through my main page.

So… come along and follow me on this journey, and like I have stated before, I am still learning a lot but I really hope you will help me learn!  If you have any advice for me, ideas, suggestions, comments please feel free to contact me!! email me @ musingsfromagirl@gmail.com.

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Family and Consumer Sciences…What?

In college I couldn’t decide on a major. I started just doing basics – when I ran out of those classes I was forced to pick something. I knew I wanted something fun and different but what?

I started in Family Life Sciences – I thought maybe I would be some kind of counselor working with families. When I realized that they must have at least Master’s if not higher degrees plus at least a two-year internship with little pay in the long run I changed my mind. If I HAD to go to school that long (even though I  really like school.) I wasn’t going to do it for that pay and that kind of stress. I even had my old boss talk me out of it. He said he was a family counselor and it’s completely stressful and very emotionally draining. I could have also been a social worker with degree – but, it was the same. No pay for a VERY stressful and emotionally changeling job. I just couldn’t do it.

So– I changed majors to 2D painting. I didn’t know what I would actually do with it, but it was really fun. It was strange how people would respond to me when I would tell them what I was doing.. “Oh! that’s fun! That’s super cool!” to “Ohhhh.. that’s interesting. What are you going to do with that?” Since I couldn’t justify it other than than I liked it, i decided I really probably should pick something a little more lucrative. (sometimes, I do wish I would have stuck with it though.)

After one semester, I changed again to business per my father’s advice. BORING. I absolutely hated it. The classes were sooo blah, and I couldn’t get into it.

So then I it came time to enroll again and it was decision time. If I ever wanted to graduate. I would have to pick a major and stick with it stat! So I thought, what do I like to do and what am I good at.

  • I really like working with children. (I was working at child development center.)
  • I like art. I like being creative
  • I like really prefer more of human development classes as opposed to business.
  • I want something that will take a lot of the classes I already have so I am not starting from scratch.

Then I found it! I was looking through the school book of majors and I found Family Consumer Science Education. AKA: Home Ec. Teacher!

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