Alright, now that that is out of the way, let me introduce those of you still with me to my problem.
I am in my second year of college in a rather demanding major, and over the past few months, I have gone from absolutely loving my major to absolutely loathing it. For those of you interested, my current major is Construction Management, which would generally lead to a career as a general contractor of some sort. Anyways I have found myself only able to keep up with my coursework due to my paralyzing fear of failing/dropping out, and not because of the reasons I started out with. I could go more in depth, but I'm looking less for advice, and more for experience.
So, my question is, have you ever found yourself heading in a direction you didn't want to continue in, and subsequently changed that direction, either for better or worse? If so, please explain. I don't mean specifically changing your major, as I think there are many more life changes that would apply to my situation.
Was your change brought on by a single catalyzing event, or was it a gradual change over time?
What methods/resources did you find helpful/not helpful in your endeavor?
Looking back, would you have done it differently?
How long did it take for life to get back to normal?
I am just looking for some impartial morsels of wisdom from people who have been there before. I have been talking to people that know me personally and to professors/counselors, but the professors/counselors seem to have interests that aren't necessarily my own driving them, and people that know me, although their support is invaluable, tend to think they know more about the situation than they actually do, and therefore have an oversimplified view of what I am going through.
Please don't flame, as I am not asking you guys to fix my problem, I just want some more experience/wisdom to draw from as I fix the problem myself.
Sorry for the long winded self-serving blog, but it is a blog, after all, and I did warn you. Any responses will be greatly appreciated.