Friday, December 13, 2013

What do you wanna be when you grow up?


What do you wanna be when you grow up? Most people ask you this ever since you're a little child in the hope that you'll say something funny, which they'll use to tease you when you're older. Well, as any other child, I wished to be a lot of things. I firstly wanted to be a doctor, because - you know - who doesn't want to be a doctor when he/she is a child?! Lawyer was another phase, right after I watched "Legally Blonde" and thought how cool and easy that would be. Followed by hair/makeup stylist, because the girl that used to come to give me & my mom a haircut looked so beautiful and perfect. I also wanted to be an architect, during the time when I got into drawing a lot more. Eventually, I chose neither of those!
I have decided to go on another path, which is almost always discouraged (even by our professors at university sometimes). I decided to be a teacher. Actually, I am studying in the field of humanities, which does not mean that teaching is my only opportunity. I could also be a reporter, editor, translator, work in human resources (which I did this summer) etc. However, my BIG dream is to become a professor at a university. I chose this path because this is what I WANT to do. When I tell this to others, they sometimes look at me with pity, like I'm somehow wasting my time, when I could be doing something that brings more money (like architect, doctor or lawyer). It is not like I haven't considered this when I took the decision of going into this field, but I made my desires weight more in the balance, and not money.
Of course, I'm sure this is not the only field that gets "frowned upon", but I feel like there is a lot of pressure on me and on everyone who is graduating to quickly find a job that makes a lot of money. As I will be graduating in July, I am starting to feel a bit more anxious about this, but I will definitely keep going towards my dream.

Ok, this rambling post got a bit longer than I expected, but I felt like getting this off my chest. Definitely share your experience with me in the comments below! I'd love to know how your path in life is going and if you went through anything similar!


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Madeline

2 comments:

  1. All my relatives wanted me to be a doctor, because I had good grades in school, but I can't even stand the look of a drop of blood, so it wouldn't end well, haha. I ended up going to study English, because I wanted to be a translator, but I guess my destiniy had other plans because my life now revolves around make-up. I just need to start earning money now, haha. But I truly believe that you should follow your dreams no matter what other people say. If you follow other people's dreams, you will only be miserable until the rest of your life, right?

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    1. I completely agree! Thanks for sharing your story, I love hearing other people's stories. I wish you only the best and I'm sure you'll do great :)

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