The dilemma of figuring out life…

Life dilemma, got one?

You can be anything you want to be. That is the philosophy that we are raised on.As a little girl I had already made my career choice. I was going to be an  engineer. What kind didn’t matter. I wanted a greased overall, ear plugs and a bag full of fancy spanners. I knew my rivets from my screws which I belived to be a milestone for a 3rd grader.All I needed was to ace  maths from there on and I was on my way to becoming the best female engineer out there.

Roll 17 years ahead.

‘Aunty, what have you chosen for yourself?’ my little nephew asks.

‘I mean like I want to be a Pilot when I grow up. What about you?’ he elaborates.

What did I choose for myself?

I can’t say.

Somewhere along the line I abandoned my childhood dream and  went through 3 years of uni studying an undergraduate degree in computing  with the hopes of  taking on a job as a business system analyst just to realize at the end that I did not have enough passion for it. Toyed around with the idea of being a software engineer but  decided hours of coding  was not really my calling. I found interest in writting and took up  jornalism which I abandoned 7 assignments later with 5 to go. Enrolled myself for a fashion designing course and dreamt of being the next Galliano  I dropped that in 12 months for a charitable calling.

As the trend goes I have been hoping from one career stream to the next not really sure of what to do next. Whatever I have found interesting I have enrolled on a course to do it. Recently I was considering a course on Third Sector Management just having finished a postgraduate in Business Management.

When I saw this picture I just realized, ‘how ironinc? This is just like me.’

I have been evaluating my journey and I have been led to question myself, ‘why have I been in this roller coster?’ Some say this is because I lacked proper consultation and guidance growing up.

Consultation? Is that all?

I am still on a journey of self discovery. May be oneday I’ll just find a place to settle down. For the time being I’ll put on my safety gear and enjoy this roller coaster ride.

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