Post was written Saturday night (14th) at various locations (most of which are need-to-know so don’t bother asking, you won’t believe me)
It turns out that I’ll be bumping into things until Monday. I’m so pissed to having wait so long, I’ve become dependent on my glasses so much it’s almost unbearable. I’m not a contacts person, I’ll more than likely fall asleep with them and then my eyes with end up stuck closed. And as for laser surgery? Forget it.
Dad was saying to me tonight that one of my aunts from England is in New York on work for the bank she works for and she said to my dad that she knows of some good English courses over there. Then dad says “You can have a doctorate in English if you want,” that’s when a huge smile claimed my lips and then I saw he was looking at me smiling too. I tried not to smile because the idea of teaching English really appeals to me, though I never thought of it before. Then my gran puts in that I won’t have the patience, but heck, even she was smiling.
I didn’t say anything. Why? It was beyond me why my mouth didn’t work, but I’ll definitely think about it. I got three straight As in English Language in my final exams in high school when I was a Science student, maybe I should have been in Arts instead but I liked science more back then but I still do now though Chemistry and I are on shaky ground. Physics? BLEH. Biology? Yes please. Human and Social Biology? I aced it.
It was during my last years in high school that I came under the spell of English. Words, they meant more to me, they seemed more important than they were before. I didn’t realize how much words can be twisted and rearranged to make something beautiful.
Right now I have in my mind to study environmental law, I could be a consultant to companies on how to reduce emissions and pollutants. Dad had talked me into that as well, and really it makes sense. I despise people who don’t give a damn about the earth and only about the ‘ca-ching’ at the end of the day and if I have to go in there and tell ‘em what to do and how to do it, then fine. But you see I’m not too sure what it is I really want to do for the rest of my life and daddy dearest tries and gives me some ideas.
There’s this one time I wanted to be an archaeologist. Yep, that’s right I wanted to be this guy
But I knew such a life isn’t exactly like his, hiding from the evil Nazis, hunting for the Holy Grail and the likes but it was the history that attracted me but it was a matter if I could stand living in the conditions that this job demanded of me. Am I passionate enough? I thought I was but then dad came and told me I should consider taking up something that I can actually support myself, again am I passionate enough to go through foul weather on my knees digging up God knows what – with all due respect and all – maybe I wasn’t …
The one thing I’ve always come back to was medicine and looking at the likes of it, I’d rather be teaching English, I know I don’t have the drive necessary, saving people’s lives is enough to get me going but still … However if I absolutely had to be a doctor you bet your paperclip collection I will be one.
I was at a loss. My parents support me, my dad actually agreed to the Indy Jones plan but he was skeptical, mom just stared at me when I told her and then she laughed, not much support there though.
So when dad approached me with the environmental law I jumped at it. The man knows me that much. But since it was the most appealing career choice I stuck with it, now the English plan (it sort of is a plan somewhere in the back of my brain) comes along. I’m not totally sure yet, heck I bet a majority of kids my age didn’t down what they would be, some swerved 180 degrees from their original paths, me? We’ll see.
As I’m writing this on the kitchen table, my little sister is telling me to shake my booty. We’ll sis, my hiney isn’t in the mood for shaking.
Note: Some might be confused if I’m finished with high school but I’ve mentioned that I’m still doing Chemistry but I’m not yet in collage. Actually I’m sort of still in high school but I’m in 12th grade an extra level where we do advanced levels.