I feel so blessed to be able to do what I do. I honestly feel like most people go through life pursuing careers they don’t really want or care about, and they’re never truly passionate about anything. What’s the point of doing something if you’re not passionate about it? I absolutely LOVE what I do (even if I complain about it, but who doesn’t complain once in a while?), and it confuses me why people are in programs that they hate.
I can understand that parents can be quite pushy when it comes to what career they want to see their child pursue, but at the end of the day they should support what YOU want to do. You have to live with the decision for the rest of your life, so why not make it count? I’m so blessed to have parents that wholeheartedly supported me and my decision to do a Fine Arts degree.
I just wish people would ask themselves “what do I want to do with my life?” not “what’s going to make me more money?” or “what’s a career that will make me look like I’m a successful person?”. Personally, I don’t think success is defined by what you study or how “difficult” the program is, or how much money you make in the end. I think it’s defined by how fulfilled you feel at the end of the day. If you dread going to class, or work, you’re doing something wrong. You should always enjoy (to some degree, at least) what you do.