Doing what I enjoy for my life

2 years, 3 months ago

Alright I am a sophomore in college and majoring in mechanical engineering. I have been doing fine in engineering and some parts of it I really like, but it has never really peaked my interest. Really, I’m just doing it for and salary and because I’m decent at math and science. What I am really interested in is music. I play guitar and sax. I’ve played with a few bands and I’ve wrote many songs. I really enjoy it, music is my passion. One day it hit me, why spend your life doing something you really don’t have much interest in when you can do something you really enjoy. So I’m thinking about switching my major to music technology. I’m wondering if anyone is in this field and what they think about it. But on the other side I wana know if anyone is in mechanical engineering and what they think about that. I just wana do something I enjoy for the rest of my life.

November 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

@sheameis, I know a TON of musicians and people generally affiliated with the arts. Several of them chose to major, but most of them go about their musical passions outside of schooling.

Take for instance one friend of mine: he wants to be a music engineer. He enjoys sitting at the computer tweaking the various sounds and making it come out the best he can. Rather than major in this area however, he decided to just teach himself thoroughly and then intern at a studio in Miami. This was a lot more rewarding and when he graduates he already has a job lined up waiting for him.

Profile photo of Nick Nick (@nickc2007) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

Do it if ya feel like it, but if you DO start doing a music tech course, most of what you learn will be self-taught stuff from Youtube. There are thousands of good tutorials out there, all for free, so you can start immediately. Why wait for someone else to teach you?

Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This


why it is so hard to find the right people?

Hi HE! its been a while since my last post here, i have go through an incredible journey in the last two years but there is something that doesnt complete me. I was hopping that maybe you guys could give an advice or if...



hey guys im bout to do some molly. first timer but im pretty pumped to do it. but could i get some advise for a first timer and also what does it make u feel? iv only smoked weed, dmt, and done acid before.


physics / psychology

Physical science aka physics, I believe is but one side of a coin. Where social sciences like psychology and many others are the other side. There is the physical world and the mental world. One can effect the other like...


I feel as if I've done all this before.

Sometimes I feel as if I have already lived this life before. Not just this life, but other ones as well. Sometimes I will do something and it will feel like I had done that before. I may start to watch a movie and it...


Higher Forms Of Life

Hello HEathens, I’ve been a long time reader and i just decided on a whim to make an account to put out an idea that’s been in my head for a while now. I’m not sure how to format this as it can be...


Consciousness in dreams

I was thinking the other night and these questions came to me. Why aren’t we completely conscious in our dreams? Why do we have to practice lucid dreaming in order to achieve total consciousness in dreams? Why...


An interesting thought

My friends and I had this debate “Johnny is 10 years old and goes into a coma for a year. When he wakes up he has no health issues and seems perfectly normal.BUT he describes the most vivid dream where he lived out...


Who I am vs. How I am (Inner Struggle)

I know this is something mostly everybody has struggled with, or at least felt at some point throughout their life. I guess I’m looking for some help on how to go about what I am experiencing. To get to the point I...


Everything you can imagine is real

What do you think Pablo Picasso meant when he said this?


I want my parents to try pot.

My parent are super stress all the time my father drinks allot and well my mother can’t take he’s drinking any longer anyway i want to tell them that i smoke pot (I don’t know if it’s a good idea...


No Porn: No Masturbation: 30 Days

I’m signing up. I’ve been reading some articles on that YourBrainOnPorn site. I do it like twice a week. But I do it like 3 times in a row. So I guess thats 6 times a week. Shit. Folks, Tomorrow will be my...



If every base fellow had seen the thorn in the heart , when would sorrows gain the upper hand over any one Rumi


The Darkness

The Darkness Are you tired of this shit? Tired of your safe and mundane existence? Tired of pretending to care? What if you just gave up? What if you just did not give a fuck anymore? How liberating would that feel?...


[Official] Site-Wide February Meditation Challenge!

Welcome to the first of many monthly HE 30 day challenges! We ran a poll to choose the challenge, and the winner was meditation, with dream journaling as a close second. The rules are simple: 1) Meditate at least once...


magic playlist.

dear highexistence community, i’m on the pursuit of accumulating an avant-garde amalgam of heavily electronically influenced music for the quintessential composition of a magical playlist. more specifically, modern...