Last semester, I realized that I didn’t want to go to med school anymore. Boy, was that a difficult decision. I’m all for encouraging my friends and even random people I have conversations to follow their passions rather than conforming to society’s ‘route to success,’ (i.e Law school, Med school…oh gosh, I’m such a Nietzsche) but have been to chicken to follow my own advice.
I became uninterested and unmotivated in science. Like, really. So bad, that I got a B- in Organic Chemistry. Yes, me… If you know me personally, you would know that I’ve only had one other B in my college career, and that I got depressed and cried for days over that stupid B. This time, it was different though. Organic Chemistry was not difficult. In fact, I understood everything; the problem was that it required alot of effort to memorize and synthesize, and I just wasn’t having it.
This time, I was content with the B-… No, not really. I lied.
So, what are my plans now? Well, to follow my passion. I can’t see myself being in a lab or teaching all day, erry day. I want to travel . I want to become an entrepreneur. I don’t know what the heck I want to do right now really, but I know that I’ve quit lying to myself and that would probably work in the fields of Fashion, Media and Event Production. I’m freaking nervous, and I’ve got to reroute myself a bit, but I know that I have tons of support from my family and friends.
I decided to go on and re-watch a ‘Fashion Forward’ career panel that the designer if one of my favorite clothing brands Lanie Alabanza-Barcena (Hellz Bellz/BOTB) and my favorite jewelry designer, Melody Ehsani, spoke on. It’s so inspiring, and I think Behind the Hustle is an amazing program to help young leaders follow their dreams. Here it is:
Here’s to this new year’s resolution: Take Risks and follow your passion!
Oh and remember to Stay Fierce, too!