Welcome To The Life Major


 I’m D.A. Smith, by day I work in insurance claims. But, by night, I watch anime, kickbox, oh and write.

The Life Major blog is my lifelong passion project that’s finally come into fruition.

My blog is for the self-directed learner who couldn’t find that one true major. If you’re like me, you probably wanted to major (or minor) in a bunch of different things or you never decided. Whatever the case may be, you’re not planning on pursuing higher education, and that’s okay.

Why would anyone not pursue a higher education?

  • Lack of Resources
  • Issues with Family
  • Indecision
  • Lack of Motivation

Unless, you’re planning on entering a career that requires an extensive educational background such as engineering, nursing, or teaching, etc…, then, by all means, reach for the skies and get your credentials. This isn’t a bash-higher-ed blog, this is about finding an alternative to pursuing more college or grad school. Whatever path in education you pursue, there’s nothing wrong with going a different route. My blog is actually proof that I have not allowed anything in my life prevent me from living it to the full. Even though it took me some time to get to this point.

What to expect on a weekly basis from this blog?

Two to three posts covering the following:

  • Tips for Life after Graduation
  • Alternatives to attending a University
  • Doing work that matters to you, NOW
  • And more…

A bit more about me,

I attended community college full-time starting my sophomore year, and I needed to choose a major in less than 2 years. I barely had my driver’s license, now I needed to decide what to do for the rest of my life? By the time I graduated from college, I burned out and was fed up with trying to prove my self-worth through higher education. What I did next surprised everyone in my life.

 I gave up a free-ride to college and I took a gap year (ending up lasting a couple years) to work and find true meaning in life.

Expecting to sink like a rock tossed in a pond, surprisingly, I stayed afloat. And, I broke out of the mindset that I needed a major to succeed at life.

After three years of soul searching, I eventually found my major.

I created my own learning environment. It encompassed my love of helping others and learning about different subjects such as coding, creative writing, and astrobiology. I called it The Life Major. Simple enough.

It sounds silly, but everything I needed to succeed in life was already in front of me. I just needed to enter the world and try different things. I’m still on this journey called life (yes very cliche), and this blog allows me to share my travels with you.

Enough of the “travel” metaphors…

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