I’m Mickey, I am a student at Plymouth State University. Since I was 6 years old I have wanted to be a cop. I didn’t want to be a ballerina or a princess, I wanted to be a Police Officer. I wanted to serve and protect my community. I wanted, no, I NEEDED to help people. And then I took my first Psychology class.
I fell in love with figuring out why people act the way they do. I fell in love with how the brain works, with how people work. I fell in love with people. From there I started to fall in love with what can go wrong in the brain, with the things that can be considered “abnormal”. I fell in love with these concepts. I still wanted to be a cop, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to be able to see people all the way through the process, from the arrest to the time they spend in jail or prison.
I decided that I was going to major in Psychology and Law, I was going to get the best of both worlds. I did that for two years, I started taking the classes, but the more classes I took, the more things I wanted to do. The more things I wanted to study. I started adding more and more minors. I had a major and 3 minors. It was then I decided I was done conforming and molding myself to fit the university. It was time for me to mold the university to fit me!
After knowing what I wanted since I was 6, but never knowing what to study to get there. I finally knew what I needed to do to get what I wanted . I needed to make my own major. I put the things I loved most in to a pot (or website) and started to mix. I started with Psychology, threw in a splash of Criminal Justice, and finally stirred in a dash of Social Work. In the end, I’m hoping I will have a created something incredible!
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