Hello! Here is a more personal post for you guys! I’m not going to go into too much detail, but here’s the jist of how I switched from a nursing major to where I stand now. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always been the creative type and I still am till this day, but I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. The thought of becoming an Interior Designer or some type of designer has crossed my mind in the past, but I never really committed to that idea.
After graduating high school and going into college as a Freshman (Fall 2012) at Pacific Union College (PUC), I decided to do what everyone does and just go for nursing. I mean, both my parents did and basically everyone else in/outside of my family so why not right? (A little over exaggerated but you get what I mean) After a short while, I decided not to do nursing anymore and instead thought about doing Dental Hygiene or Physical Therapy (not that there is anything wrong with nursing majors, it’s just not for me). I decided to go with Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). I finished all of my GE’s in two years, graduated with an AS in Health Science, and was planning on transferring to another school that had a PTA program.
The year after graduating from PUC, I took some intro classes to Physical Therapy and Kinesiology at a community college in my area and even found a college with a PTA program that would only take me 11 months to complete. ONLY 11 MONTHS. Crazy. I looked into it, attended the informational meeting, and was really serious about my future plans. I was so sure that this was what I wanted to do, but it wasn’t until mid-summer (Summer 2015) that I decided to change my mind about my major…again.
It took me forever to accept that fact that I didn’t want to work in the medical field. I was scared of what people would say and what they would think of me if I didn’t pursue a career in that field. I kept trying to convince myself that PTA was what I wanted to do, but something just didn’t feel right so I prayed about it. In the past, I’ve had a few people question my decision about working in the medical field and tell me that they could see me doing something with design instead, but I didn’t take them seriously…until now.
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, I will be attending orientation at an art school in San Francisco. I start my actual classes on Thursday, the day after! Super excited that I am finally pursuing my dream to do something with design. I’ve decided that I want to become a Graphic and Web Designer and I am completely happy with my decision. I know that this journey will not be an easy one and will definitely take some getting used to, but in my eyes it will be worth it. I encourage everyone to follow their dream, whatever it may be! DREAM BIG!