Saturday, February 2, 2013
What Would You Do?
So if you were able to look back to that point what was it that you wanted to do with your life? What were your career options? What were your goals? According to my family I wanted to be a lunch lady and a janitor. LOL. I do recall acting as a waitress while my family and I waited for dinner. I was quite the character. However, I was limitless and carefree. I didn't care what anyone thought I should be doing or where my time was better spent. Those were things that I wanted to do at the time.
As I got older my career aspirations began to change. My talents, gifts, and skills were developing and I found myself taking to things on the more creative side of the spectrum. I loved to draw, paint, and create stories (not lies...but stories LOL). So it only seemed right that I wanted to be an artist. For the longest time that's what I thought I wanted to be. But I was also coming into an age where I wanted to make my parents proud. As such, I decided I could also be a lawyer and a doctor...you know, to satisfy them. Really, how hard could being an artist, doctor, and lawyer be? LOL. At some point I dropped the lawyer thing. That was never a real passion of mine and I avoid confrontation by all costs. It just seemed pretty hardcore to think, I'm going to be a doctor AND a lawyer. LOL.
What was left was medicine and art. Unfortunately, drawing and creating stories became a sporadic hobby that I would engage in every once and a while. Which was cool because I had actually loved the sciences, more specifically biology and anatomy. So here I am, a first year medical student.
It's funny thinking about the evolution of it all. Sometimes we end up in totally different places than we once thought as kids. That's just how life works I guess.
Nevertheless that creative bug is still in me. I always joke with friends that if medicine doesn't work out I'll go to film school. (I'm sure that has nothing to do with my wanting to meet Denzel Washington ***smiles***). But seriously, once medical school is over I'll have to find a way to nourish my creative side. Thinking about it now it's not something that I want or should let go to waste.
So what is it that you wanted to be and where did you end up?
Posted by NoLongerSilent at 5:27 PM