Microeconomics & Macroeconomics

Everybody has classes they are good at. Everybody has classes they are bad at. Microeconomics & Macroeconomics were two classes that I was not so good at. My inability to ever do well in those classes was probably due to my dislike for math. After all, economics is a subject that includes a lot of math. Graphs, formulas, and zero-interest rates were never quite in my wheelhouse.

Looking back on my time in those classes reminded of what I would do differently if I were to do it all over again. I would reach out to others who were good at econ, take better notes, study harder, and most importantly, I would come to terms with my disadvantage in the subject. Those two econ classes were total uphill battles for me, but they still showed me something important. My lack of math skills was one of the main reasons that I chose advertising as my major. These two classes that I disliked so much were actually great reminders of why I went down the path I did.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that if there is something that is so challenging for you that you think you will never take to it , let it be a guide for the future. Your worst experiences can teach you the most profound lessons if you just listen. Not only did econ teach me that I was not the greatest math student, it also helped show me why I love my major, advertising. Today, I don’t look back at econ with negativity, but instead, positivity. It was another chance for me to learn and grow. Never be afraid to fail at something in life or in your collegiate studies. You may find the perfect path in your journey outside of your comfort zone. At the very least, you may see signs of another path that is a bit brighter than your current one.



Class of 2019
I’m an Advertising student within the College of Media. My hometown is a place called Fairmount, Illinois, which is about 30 minutes from campus. I began my Illinois journey in the Division of General Studies.