met with an adviser who spent all of 10 minutes convincing me to pick up a math major.Sometimes, I still don't really see myself as a "math person." Sometimes, I get stressed out when I have to spend hours on just one problem or constantly go to as many office hours and tutoring sessions as possible. Despite the stress and frustration (and loads of homework) that comes with every math course, I really and truly enjoy studying math.
Like I mentioned before, my math classes do take up a good amount of my time and tend to frustrate me. I've definitely thought of how much easier it would be to drop all my math classes. But every time I think I'm done, I decide that my math classes are worth the lengthy homework assignments, the hours spent in the library, and the late-night frustration when solving a difficult problem. Studying math has taught me what it means to really love something. What it means to do something because I really want to, not just because I'm good at it or because I have to. What it means to decide that the hard work is truly worth it.