Some people will look at me like I’m crazy. I probably am. I’ve worked hard, VERY HARD to be in the position I am in now, to change careers? Go back to being broke and studying? Believe me no one has thought this through more than I have.
If you read my blog, or just know me personally. You will know I have a bit of an obsession of understanding and bettering the human mind, I can’t begin to tell you how many books I have read on it. How much advice I have given friends, how many documentaries I’ve watched.
I’ve suffered a lot of trauma in my life, sudden deaths, poverty, abuse to name a few. I have seen these things first hand and through the eyes of others. I see emotional pain and I want to help fix it. I am so passionate about so many things to help better the lives of others whether it’s racial, gender or class inequality.
But marketing ? No.
The truth is marketing isn’t for me. Phew. I said it. I’ve admitted it, before it was too late. I feel my purpose is higher than that, and not in some weird hippie way (although I am becoming more and more spiritual). But working in a corporate environment for a corporate company that sucked the life out of me wasn’t fueling my ambitions. As much as I respect that profession – I have no one to look up too in that field – I didn’t really care much about progression, because I didn’t really want to progress, because I had no interest in it.
If you also know me you know I’m the geeky over achiever who likes to read and learn. I’m also extremely ambitious, but faced with daily responsibilities stuck in an office those days of passion for education and development seemed long behind me. So I made a stand and I finally said f*ck everyone else’s expectations of me. And this office. And this meaningless work. F*ck it all. I’m proud of myself for constantly and consistently having the balls to leave situations or people behind that no longer help me grow into the person I want to be.
I have got into one of the best universities in the country to study my Masters in Philosophy with Psychology and I truly believe that this is my calling and I cannot wait to start next month on my new adventure.
We have one life and I intend to live it fully, to not settle, to find adventure, to learn and love and help others. & I hope you do too. And I hope that you too, live a life that you are proud of.