My favorite subjects of study in school are English literature (love love reading, analyzing books, and writing) and history. I do particularly well on these subjects too. I will definitely major in English simply because I love the subject but I want to decide on a second major, for I'm not sure I want to do anything that is particularly English-oriented. I've done 5 years of newspaper writing for high school and now college and I know I wouldn't want to be a journalist. I also wouldn't want to be an editor since I care more about writing, experimenting with styles and languages than correcting on others' works. Nowadays I found myself extremely interested in international affairs and global problems and I'm thinking of a major in international relations. I want to do something that involves a global perspective and makes contributions to those in need. I'm thinking of going to law school and studying international law but I'm not sure if I'm the kind of person fit for the job, since I find myself often too empathetic and sentimental.
However, I'm also extremely strong in art in general-designing and creatively solving problems-which leads me to think about majoring in architecture. I think being an architect is fascinating, because the profession encompasses a lot of essential skills-communication, business, math, problem solving, and creativity. If I were to do architecture, I'd want to travel around a lot, interact with different people (which I love to do), solve problems, and really use my imagination and collaboration with others to create an always novel project. I really like it when the work is challenging and never the same on a day to day basis. While I'm not particularly strong in math, I think I can deal with it. But I'm afraid that by studying architecture (which I heard is intense and time-consuming), I wouldn't have time for other things I love to do, such as writing. Architecture seems so unrelated to English and my interest and curiosity on international relations.
While I understand the decision is mine to make, I would greatly appreciate any inputs and suggestions offered on my dilemma.