There are some times in life when you need to follow your own arrow. Growing up, I had  always wanted to be a Biomedical Engineer, I know, it's a very weird dream profession for a six year old,  or a Paediatrician. I always thought that either of these jobs would be an awesome profession, my parents would be proud and I'd be making lots of money. In high school, I took Grade 11 physics to keep the dream of being a Biomedical Engineer, but one HORRIBLE experience with physics (that whole semester was bad), quickly crushed that career pathway. 1 Down. I was slightly sad, but I still had my other co-dream profession alive and well. I loved taking Biology and Chemistry throughout high school, and since I didn't take many elective courses outside of the science stream (huge mistake), I never considered any other possible careers, other than being a doctor. 

Le Northern Belle | Follow Your Arrow



          Fast forward to third year university and I am booking appointments with my academic advisor and with my university's career services. I was stuck in a program that I couldn't really see myself liking a job in. I had finally come to the realization that I no longer wanted to be a doctor, or anything science-y for that matter. We discussed the possibility of adding a minor, adding a second major or just switching majors all together. I've known for a while that I didn't want to be a doctor, but I tried so hard to suppress that in order to A) Keep my parents happy, and B) To not have to think about what my career would be instead. My reason for this new (and final) revelation -- I don't want to be in school for the next 10 to 15 YEARS and I don't want to rack up any more student debt. I've racked up ENOUGH from being an undergraduate alone, more than my liking. I want to work in a field that allows me to not only use theoretical concepts learnt from school but also allows me to be creative and apply things I've learnt from past experiences. 

          Not to put-down anyone who wants to be a doctor, I just know it is not the right thing for me anymore. It was a hard realization to come to terms with but if I don't make a change now before I graduate, I have a good feeling that I'd probably be very regretful. 

          Now I didn't change my major because realistically, I'm only 3 courses away from completing my BSc in Kinesiology degree, so instead, I am taking a Joint Honours in Speech Communications and adding on an extra year of school. If everything goes according to plan, I should be graduating with the Class of 2017! 

          With this new change, I am now working towards a career in public relations, either in fashion or in sports entertainment. Fingers crossed, I'll be applying for summer internships in a few months. 

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