All through high school and community college I was doing good, 3.3 and 3.8 gpas, but when I went to a 4 year university last semester by gpa took a nosedive and there is no way for me to bring it back up. This semester is already finished and I didn’t realize how much homework and papers I skipped out on thinking that I still have time to bring my grade up. I went into college thinking that i was going to major in history but these past few months I’ve been thinking and I can’t see myself working at a library or a museum or as a historian. For years I’ve wanted to open up my own business so I decided to go back to community next semester and take a few business classes and see how that goes. I just feel so stupid for wasting so much money this year on school and not even knowing for sure what I want to do. I know that there are a lot more opportunities for people with business degrees than there are for people with history degrees but I don’t think I like studying history I like to read about it more on my own time not on some teachers time only to get graded on it, you know?
Ideally, you find this out in college, so you don't finish and have to start a life that isn't what you were aiming for. Sure, you spent some money taking classes that aren't necessarily helpful, but no lesson worth learning will come cheaply. Better you made this decision now, than ten years into a career you might hate.
Business degree, is like degree in life, you cannot earn or live any decent life without understanding something about business. Our governments and cycle of life is dictated by money. But to me it sounds like history will be a great hobby of yours. Just never give up on your dreams, they are the most important.
Your not a failure I bombed my first year too. Just take some time to figure out what you want to do that's the first step in being successful at college. It is OK not to know now. Community is a great place to figure out what you want. Take a few courses in everything you may want. Then figure it out from there. Your not a failure your just taking time to figure things out. Better now then in four years when you have a degree but hate that field.