Perhaps it's my nature to take the route that few people would choose. When I made the decision to change my major from Pharmaceutical Engineering to Medical English in the second semester of sophomore year, many people, except my parents and my best friends, considered me crazy or silly. As they think English major graduates have bleak future in job market. However, I still believe it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. For language learning not only is my life-long pursuit, but provides me a whole new outlook on life and the world. It liberates my mind and enables me to think broad-mindedly and freely. But for the experience, I would never know the meaning of "Carpe diem” and may still follow the others' steps.
Now I'm doing voluntary subtitle translation work for a website, it is both challenging and rewarding. I derived a great sense of accomplishment from it. Audrey Hepburn once said, "As you grow older, you will discover you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others”. I believe that's what makes life beautiful and worth living.