I’m sorry for having not written anything in such a long time, but I’ve been very busy with schoolwork and reading lots of things, though I do have two half finished posts that I can’t seem to finish properly so I will try get them done over the summer as they are quite long posts compared to my other ones. On to the actual topic of this post, finding out where you are meant to be. Or at least in your own opinion.
I’m only a teenage girl, so I can’t speak for everyone when I say, it can be hard to find out where you want to be in life. I mean, I’ve gone through phases in my life where I’ve wanted to be a freelance journalist, a lawyer, and even an author at one point or a bookshop owner, but after watching the movie ‘Gifted Hands’ my life plans completely changed and everything spiralled into this whole part of me I didn’t know could exist. I mean, I had always loved science and maths but I’d never once thought that I would want to be a doctor of all things, let alone want to specialise in the human brain. But as time went on, and I learned more and more about the brain and the medical profession in general, I could not let it go. I’d been bitten by the medicine bug, so to speak. I am not sure if everyone does figure out what they want to do in their lifetime, or before they start any type of career but for me, I gained this realisation when I was about 14/15 years old, which is likely to be on the earlier side of things in comparison to the average person, but don’t quote me on that. We are always told by our teachers, don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to do yet, not everyone knows right away, and it is so true.
However, I do believe that everyone is meant to find where they were meant to be, and that the key to finding this is having a feeling about it that you haven’t had with anything else. For me, finding where I want to be, where I feel I am meant to be, meant realising there isn’t really room for a plan B (though that is always a very good idea) because there is a feeling in your gut that you were made to do exactly this. I’m a firm believe that people are ewual, and as a strong femenist, I also believe that both men and women should be able to achieve their goals, no matter what they are. If a person wants to stay home and raise their children despite disapproval from society then I do believe they deserve much more applause than they are likely to get. The same applies to if a person wishes to go out and make their mark on the world(in a good way). These two ideas as well as others should be seen as equal achievements as if you have the courage to go where you feel you belong, with or without major support, because it makes you happy and it is the life you want to live then I believe that you are a winner, and no status can define you. So my advise here is to follow your dreams and in the words of Barbra Arrowsmith-Young, “our brains shape us just as we can shape our brains.”
Thanks for reading!