How 3 months can change your life A few years ago my philosphy on life became things happen for a reason, though the reason may not be apparent immediately. Since then, I've gone through example after example of why I believe this. Most recently a drawn out series of events over the last few months has completely changed what my path through life will be. While registering for this semester, I had to get myself above 12 units to be full time. I got the two classes I needed, then had a choice between video game development (4 units) and graphic design (2 units). Only video game development got me above 12, so I registered for that. Then I waited for the results of my spanish placement exam... This is my last semester of college. I put of my spanish placement exam all the way until December of last year (2.5 years of procrastination), confident I'd place into spanish 3, or completely out (I need 3 semesters). I placed into spanish 2, 5 points shy of placing into 3. At a glance, that meant I wouldn't be graduating this May, and I'd have to take a summer class. Long story short, I fought it, and got into spanish 3. I was pissed that I didn't place out completely, but having to take spanish 3 meant that I'd be above 12 units regardless. Therefore, I dropped video game development and added graphic design, simply because I didn't feel like doing any more programming, despite the fact that I planned on being a video game designer for my career. Funny how things work out. 3 months later, I talk to my graphic design professor on the way out of class tonight and ask if he knows any good places to look for beginning graphic design positions. He names a few websites, then says "or you could work for me." I had gotten the idea about a month ago of asking him about this, but he beat me to it. He followed with "I've been watching your work, and it's really good. I planned on asking you within the next few weeks." Wow. What a compliment. So this semster presented me a fork in the road, and I took the path that I hadn't even considered for the entirety of my college career. So if this works out, I'll be working for this company (my prof is the owner) starting in May. So next time you ask yourself "why did this have to happen?!?" don't fret; something grand might come from it down the road.