It is not until you take action in the direction of everything that you think is right for you, will the truth reveal itself.
Sometimes you think you know what something is like, and then you try it, and it just isn’t for you.
I thought I wanted to study a business degree so I chose the business stream when I did the leadership program in Trinity College at Melbourne University and as much as it was interesting, I knew it was not something I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing.
I thought I wanted to be a newspaper journalist and I have done a couple of journalism programs and as much as I enjoyed the entire process of it, it just wasn’t for me.
I thought I wanted to be a writer so I’ve tried writing fiction, but then it started to feel more like a chore than something I wanted to continue doing. I knew then it wasn’t something I was actually passionate about.
I thought I wanted to be a blogger because I love to write and I figured that I just needed to find the right type of ‘writing’ and I would have found my life long passion. Starting a blog, I found out that as much as I would give everything up to spend the rest of my life traveling, I hated, despised and honestly felt like writing about traveling sucked the soul out of me. And that’s where my dream of being a travel blogger ended.
I thought I wanted to do public relations and attended quite a few Model United Nations conferences because I found the entire thing extremely intriguing. And if you know me personally, you know how much I love all these things, but I found that is just wasn’t for me.
I thought about doing research and attended a research program at the Brain Research Institute in Monash University in KL and I learned so much and enjoyed it as well, but deep down it didn’t excite me to want to dedicate more time to it.
I thought I wanted to be an accountant and even took accounting while I was in high school. I was top of the class for the subject, but I hated every minute of it and learned that I would be miserable if I went down this path.
I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer so I bought books with figure to draw over and even embraced learning how to sew in high school and those two things alone stressed me out, and your passion should never stress you out.
I thought I wanted to be a psychologist so I took up the subject for my A levels exam and as much as it is my favorite subject and the one that I find most interesting, the truth is that I could not possibly imagine having to do it every single day for the next five years even.
I thought I wanted to study Mass Communication so after high school I did a lot of research on jobs I would get that are related to it. When I finally visited a University to apply, I took one look at the subjects I would take under the course and knew I wanted nothing to do with it.
I thought I wanted to study neuroscience and the truth is, even right now, I still do, but a career in the field is an entirely different story. As I found out with the research program, I could not go down that road. But even medical journalism wasn’t an option. And I realized as much as I would always be interested in the subject, I could never dedicate my life to it.
Things are NEVER the way they seem to be, no matter how much you think you actually know about it. The best way to make sure is to try. So once again, I’m going to repeat what I posted at the start: It is not until you take action in the direction of everything that you think is right for you, will the truth reveal itself.