Of course this isn’t always the case, maybe you really love medicine or law but even in those majors, the competition is endless. Today, I am coming to you from the standpoint of an artist. Wanting to be a writer, this career is borderline perilous because I either will be immensely successful or stay a starving writer. This thought begins to daunt on me--as I get closer to graduating from a marketing major to transfer to another university for Journalism. What choices should we make?
I still have the option to change my major and study something more practical. Law perhaps? That’s what my father originally wanted. Until this time two years ago I came home saying I wanted to go to fashion school. He laughed. I sat both my parents down and showed them the PowerPoint presentation I created (and no that did not help the fact that I was trying to convince my parents I shouldn’t be a lawyer. Though I may say my persuasion and negotiation skills are on point.) I convinced my parents to let me live my dream though it wasn’t ideal for them.
I write to give myself strength. To me, writing is safer. My lips don’t stutter, my words don’t get stuck in my throat and no one can tell if I’m crying. The written word is so unequivocal, outright and clear-cut.
After writing this out, it begins to click in my head. What we have accomplished alone so far is remarkable. We have already taken the first steps and that was going against the grain and pursuing what made us happy no matter what anyone else said. We both called a few family members and the responses were remarkably the same. Mariya’s Tio (uncle) said, “there is money in everything. If you envision yourself in an abundance of wealth, that is what you will attract to you.”
Dear readers, we believe that you make your own luck. We advise you do what you want to do because when you choose something you love and you have an immense amount of passion for it, something amazing is going to manifest. Because when you focus on something with a lot of passion, your goals and dreams will become realities and you will begin to see your life slowly unfold right in front of you.
Photograph from Bench and Compass