30 Day Writing Challenge: Day #24

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Please excuse my anger from yesterday’s post, but it was definitely something that I had to get off my chest. Moving on to terrific Tuesdays and chilled out vibes, I am finally on day #24. Super proud of myself and super thankful for your support :-D.

Today’s challenge is. . .

Write about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way.

So, this is kind of hard to answer but I think, for me, it has to be about my education. When I completed high school, I had excelled in both Chemistry and Physics and I wasn’t sure about what I wanted to do. I had initially thought of doing International Relations but after seeing my grades, that dream went out the window real fast. It became apparent that I was destined for a scientific career, but didn’t know which one I wanted. After speaking to a couple of people, I realised that Electrical Engineering seemed like a legit choice in terms of employment opportunities. My parents supported my decision and pretty soon, I went to start my course and pretty soon, I realised it wasn’t what I wanted. While everybody else was getting excited about our projects, I felt like they were more of a punishment. And I had to make the choice to either live with that for the rest of my life, or to quit and try to find out what I really wanted to do. I chose the latter. And I have been paying for it for the past 4 years.

When I looked up pharmaceutical chemistry, I wondered where it had been hitherto. It felt like that moment when you meet the one, and you just know this is it. As you have it, I have had 4 years to pray about it and look into it and I can confidently say that this is exactly what I want to do with my life. I will get to make drugs for a living. I will get to play with chemicals all day. I will get to wear a lab coat and those huge glasses like I am a mad scientist. Like, how cool is that?? 😀 😀 😀 On the real though, I would love to be a part/head the team that will come up with a life changing drug. And that’s a dream worth fighting for.


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