What do you plan to do after you finish your degree?
It feels like I get asked this question at least once a week at the moment, and it normally happens every time I meet someone new. All throughout the year I studied at Canterbury, a couple of years back, I would get the same question. Unfortunately I couldn’t give people a conclusive answer. So I did what I do best, which is make up stories. I wasn’t lying to people, but I told them what I wanted to do in that moment. It’s one of the many reasons I stopped studying after that year, because I had no direction which led to no motivation in what I was studying.
In 2015 I went through about 5 different ideas of what I wanted to study this year. It started with me thinking I would go back to Canterbury and carry on with my Bachelor of Arts, then I changed to the idea of Primary School Teaching. But that was “too hard” and I had self-doubt so I thought I would go for a diploma in Early Childhood, but that quickly turned into my idea to become a trained makeup artist which I almost went through with and filled out the application. Ultimately though I left the choice up to God and he directed me back to my biggest love which has always been Music.
I kind of compare it to those moments when you are younger and everyone is always asking you “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Back then life was easier and I stuck with the same dream for at least a year, with some of them transcending into my high school years. Of all time, my top 5 answers to this question were:
4. Marine Biologist
5. Famous Singer
Of course being a ballerina was ruled out as the only dancing lessons I ever did were Scottish Country Dancing (which I received my Bronze badge in.) Being a Vet or a Marine Biologist required too much science for my brain to handle and I figured that I could still show my love for animals in other ways. Like becoming cruelty-free and vegetarian! Archaeology was just a whim after watching The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Being a famous singer, though was definitely more obtainable. However, I ‘m not to fussed on the famous side of things anymore, but singing is something I love to do and am pursuing in my Bachelor of Music. It took a while to come to that decision but ultimately it was the one that made most sense and I am at the same time working towards fulfilling a childhood dream. (I always admired Alexa Vega after watching her sing in Spy Kids 2!)
What was your answer (or answers) to the question of “What do you want to be when you grow up?”