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For most of my life, my parents have been the guiding forces when it comes to making decisions. I have become so accustomed to listening to my parents and having things planned out for me that when I have down time, sometimes I just do not know what to do with myself. In college, my parents aren’t around and I have been kind of forced to step up to the plate and take control of my life, but at times I find it pretty difficult. As a 3rd year bioengineering major, I still have yet to figure out what I want to do when I graduate. Being surrounded by people that have a life plan made just makes me even more insecure. When I go into my life science classes and talk to my classmates, so many of them have known that they wanted to be doctors or dentists either from a young age of after going through a life chancing experience. Even though they may not know who they are right now, they know exactly who they want to become and can spend all their energy on how to get there. On the other hand, I am trying to keep up with the pace of my peers by joining clubs and focusing on schoolwork to make it seem like I know where I am heading, but my efforts are not enough. I know that I should not concern myself with what other people are doing because it is their life, but I am self-conscious about how others perceive me and don’t want to be looked down upon. Even though I do not know specifically who I want to become yet, I know that I want to become someone that my parents are proud of and my peers respect. Therefore, I am just taking life one step at a time and hoping that I will soon experience something that will help me find that answer. But for now, I do what I do just to keep myself from getting lost in the sea of people who overshadow me.

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