It’s day 6 and it’s my day. I’m so blessed to be a part of Auli’s inspiration week journey, along with other bloggers. Today we would be talking about how ‘You can be whatever you want to be’. I know this is a lil different from what I post but I hope you enjoy it.
Life is full of choices and whatever path you decide to take is up to you. No one is meant to make decisions for you and if any one does, it’s still up to you to follow their directions or not. In most parts of Africa as young people we are being subjected to the fact that our parents/elders are always right, so we are to do exactly as they prescribe, mostly when it comes to our career.
This notion is very wrong and also very toxic, because it always ends up affecting the child. There is always a 70/30 chance that the child ends up living in regret, depression or being unsuccessful. One of the common causes of un-success in schools is due to the fact that the student was pushed into doing a course they lack interest in.
I remember when I was entering university and my dad was really pushing me to study computer science because I got an A in ICT and I’m a techy person. Firstly I was never in science class and I told him no, that it wasn’t what I see myself doing, even in a million years. If you’ve met me, you would know that a 9-5 job is not for me. I want to be a Model/Presenter/Entrepreneur. I’m currently studying Mass communication and my father still acts like he has no idea what I’m doing in the university and tells me to change course.
But I know me and I know what I can handle. I know that if I studied Computer science I probably might be flunking it. That’s me flunking 4years and ending up a waste of school fees. >God forbid<
Most of the people who end up changing their goals/ life choices due to the voice of other people end up very unhappy. I can imagine looking out my office window after years of computer science, horrible cups of coffee, bad manicure and an annoying boss, to see a bill board advert I could have scored 100 times better, or watching Fashion Week and leaving in that ‘Had I known’ moment, slowly dying inside.>ewww<
Look do you sweet heart in every situation. Avoid having that ‘Had I known’ moment in future. Know who you are, what you want to do & achieve in life, you could want to be an astronaut, a singer, doctor, journalist, entrepreneur, a talkative, Instagram celebrity; whatever it is, you can be that person you want in life. Know what drives you to do these things, cause that way you’ll keep going even when it’s tough.
No matter how many people are talking just stay focused & keep moving and you’ll get to that place you want to be.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
― Bernard M. Baruch