RIgHT on!!! to everyone who wishes to succeed through this one!! I know we are all on the right track and it will al be worth it in the end! 6 years ago
is at the heart of my soul. I used to say that I was passionate about so many things that I didn’t know where to start but my mom kept saying that my passion was bad, that is was anger.
So I keep trying to hold in passion because I was taught it was bad to have.
I’ve realized that my mom has been such an incredible inspiration to me in my life, yet she also really wanted me to be very very traditional and when I tried to talk to her about leading a different sort of life, she pushed hard for me to stay on the narrow path that she saw for me.
Maybe it’s from her own sense of wanting to be a “tradional” mom and failing, or maybe it’s her wanting me to always stay close by, I don’t know.
I forgive her. But it’s still hard for me to not want to please her. 7 years ago
I think it’s a shame that so often we are brought up to think that there are only a select few professions that are respectable or worthy of pursuing. I am just now learning to block out the noise of other people’s expectations and finally listen to myself. Pursuing your interests is not a risk; the risky endeavor is believing that you have to abandon your passions in order to fulfill a specific financial definition of success, or meet someone else’s criteria of who you are and what you should be.
No matter how many people have told me that I am making a mistake, I am leaving the corporate world and I’m doing it on my terms. I am going to get my Master’s in Clinical Psychology and perhaps pursue some work in Public Health. I’m ok with uncertainty. All I need to know that is that I’m moving that much closer towards something that resonates with me. 8 years ago