“Hello, I do not really have a dream job, I do not really understand myself.
I have been thinking about this issue for a quite long time. When I was a kid, I thought I liked cooking, I wanted to be a famous chef. I started to learn some recipe on the internet, helping my mom with meals and learning from her. But gradually, I started to get bored of it, to be honest, especially the preparing process. I am only interested in trying new dishes, but I feel really bored when it comes to cooking family ordinary dishes. I feel I cannot regard this as a professional career.
I live without thinking much about this issue during the middle school years, cause I knew there was plenty of time. After finishing the high school entrance exam, I started to enjoy my students’ life, studying, playing, joining clubs, and doing social activities. The above question still lingers in my mind… I joined one workshop, and the speaker told us to do some career/personality tests. It was obvious to me that I am suitable for working in the business industry and studying social subjects. At this time, everything started to be less uncertain, though still not absolutely clear.
Until the time being, I still cannot say for sure which specific job I want to do in the future, but I think it is not a big problem since we can experience more and understand ourselves more, day by day.
I know that I am not suitable for jobs in medicine, engineering, and computers. So, the left I can do, but I don’t really like anything. Actually, there is one job I like, which is being an actress, but… I cannot pursue it, due to many reasons related to appearance and money.
My family work in economics, and I feel kinda interested in studying economics (as I study AP Econ before), so I am going to the Business Management Department in university, but as I mentioned before, I am not really sure about which major to go to: Marketing, Finance,… or Business Management?
Everything is like a mess to me right now… For my whole student life, I have been so focused on academic study and extracurricular activities to build up my student portfolio, but this important thing – MY DREAM – I still do not know yet.
But life is long, and I have just passed 16 years of it, so maybe something ahead is waiting for me to discover. A new chance, a new person,… I will grasp my opportunity, grow up and try to understand myself, understand what I need more.”
— Arys in grade 10 —-