I find myself in the throes of indecision. But really, it’s just a fancy way of saying that I don’t know what I want to do with my life.
I thought that I knew what I wanted to do in high school. (Then again, we all think we know what we want to do in high school. We really don’t.) I was set on becoming an engineer, working in space and with NASA.
After getting to the college of my choice, and being here for a year, I’ve finally concluded that being an engineer is really not for me. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t that I was terrible at it, or that I didn’t do the work; it all came down to passion. Though I really liked the field, I just didn’t feel as passionate as I did upon first coming to college. It now feels like a chore instead of a career.
While I was here, though, I found something that I really like doing: graphic design. I’m not a super-duper professional at it (the header does say “amateur”), but it’s something that I really like to do. And after seeing the numerous people on the web and in real life creating these awesome things, it made me wonder if I could do it too. I mean, I like to think that I have a pretty good eye for things, and I love creating things.
My uncle was a sort of inspiration for my creativity. He’s a freelance photographer who studied at one the best photography schools in the country; he realised his passion after he retired from the grocery business. He never thought that it would result in a big business, but so far, he’s doing well and has a great clientele. Maybe it’s possible for me to do things like this, also.
I like to be optimistic about my future. And yeah, I get that graphic design is a pretty competitive market, with only the highly educated and well-known designers up for grabs. But perhaps there’s some room for the amateurs in the world too.
Money isn’t an object here. I’ve got a job. So I guess you can just enjoy my artwork.
This is Sabrina, signing off.