As children our parents would ask us what we desired to be when we grew up. And we’d answer back: a princess, NBA or NFL star, actor, singer, etc. We couldn’t wait to grow up and become a “grown up”. Being so young we didn’t fully know or understood what it took to be an adult and go after our dreams. Here’s my plan on my hopes, dreams, and goals for my future.
When I was six or seven my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a doctor that worked with babies. My dad told me “It’s your duty to find out what that doctor is called.” At the age of seven I knew I wanted to be an OB/GYN. In high school, I took up nursing, emergency medicine, and medical terminology. I enjoyed the feeling I got when my patients expressed I was doing a good job. For the past eleven years I worked towards becoming an OB/GYN. I never lost sight of my plan and I never changed my mind about it. That was until the concluding week of my senior year of high school.
One week before graduation I had to meet with my guidance counselor. It was then that I realized that I didn’t want to go into the medical field. When I told her and my nursing teacher they were both shocked. I was shocked myself and I didn’t know if I was making the right decisions. I wanted to study culinary arts.
Fast forward a little and skip over the boring parts and challenges I had to confront. I went after my dream and enrolled in a culinary school. Unfortunately, I only stayed there for a year and a half. I came back home, but I’m not giving up on my dream.
My hopes and dreams are to re-enroll and get my degree. I also want to have my own bakery. If I can be of any aid or inspiration to anyone don’t give up on your dream. I know it sounds cliche to say that! You know the saying “anything worth keeping is worth fighting for.” Know that there will hard times but they won’t last forever. My advice is to get you a support system of people that will encourage and lift you upward.
Peace, Love, Hope and Faith