A Change in Perspective
Why is a thing for you to have to pick a career as a teenager? What do we even know then? What do we even know as grown adults? I’m 23, been out of college for a little bit over a year and a half with a BA in Media Studies and a full time job that has nothing to do with my major.
Making Myself Happy
In my country going to college/univeristy is kind of the norm. Everyone does it. If you don’t, you’re a proper loser. When I graduated high school, I enrolled in a university thinking I wanted to be a filmmaker. A year into it, I realized it wasn’t really for me so I decided to change majors and do Media Studies. The first three years of uni were the worst three years of my life.
Off the Tracks
I’ve always known what I wanted to do with my life: get through schooling, move to New York City, pursue a career in writing, and marry Leonardo DiCaprio. As of now, I’m way behind in my life plans as I’m taking an indefinite leave of absence from school. Instead of finishing what would be my senior year, I’m working as a sales associate/stylist at a store while living in my childhood bedroom at my parent’s house.
The Fear of Not Having a Plan
From the day we are born, there is a plan in place for us. For a Type A girl like me, it’s heaven. You go to preschool at 3, and then you enter primary school at 5. From that point on, the next 13 years are all in the name of getting into a good college, or getting a job right out of school. You’re working towards something. You graduate from high school, and then you say goodbye to your parents as you move on to the next stage of your life.