I figured that university was probably not for me. But I kept going, because it was not about classes and grades anymore, but about that sense of belonging among your peers, the community that makes the institution truly alive in the first place.
People have told me several times that I’m good at academia. But I chose not to go with it. I did not enjoy it as much as getting my hands dirty. Academia is too lonely for me. I enjoy teamwork and concrete projects, though I did not know that side of mine before I had actually experienced it.
In the end, I’m left doing a degree I have no real passion for; I have no idea what I am going to do after this, but at the same time, I know exactly what I am going to do after this. Taking a right turn, not looking back. The trip is set.
As the year 2015 is ending, I’ve been giving a lot of thoughts about my future and this is what I am at now. It’s all even more blur and unstable than before. Yet, I have grown to know myself more, my needs, my happiness triggers. All of me never stay the same and that is, I believe, the beauty of what makes us human: we are full of possibilities; we change because nothing is ever fixed and it is those uncertainties that are closer to the truth of who we are.
On that note, merry Christmas and happy new year 2016!
An Evil Nymph.
P.S.: Also partly published in my Dayre: dayre.me/dkwaye
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Sometimes figuring out your path as well as your passions can be a confusing journey. But from what it sounds like you’re well on your way to figuring out where you want to go, and what you want out of life. If you should ever find yourself doubtful, take a moment and listen to your heart.
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas.
That’s true, thanks for the sweet advice! 🙂 I did thanks! You too!
You’re welcome, I’m happy to hear it.
I am in my thirties and I still don’t know what path I should choose. I am working in finance but I think I am a more creative person than that.
Have a delightful new year.Jal
Thank you, you too!