After taking a class with Professor Carnes in my freshman year, I realized that not only did I love history, but that history wasn't just old documents and long books. History could be relived, acted out, and could be used to tell a dramatic story. My history classes have given me a new way to look at the world and made me a stronger writer. The best classes I have taken in college have been my history classes, from my first survey class, to my last thesis seminar. Of course, sometimes, when I tell people I'm majoring in history, they ask what I'm going to do with it. What they don't realize is that with the skills I've learned in the history major, I can do anything.