‘ello blogosphere, missed me? I have been extremely busy and uninspired due to a lack of a Filofax/good organizer in my life. (not the busy-ness, the uninspired part). Yes, I believe that a Filofax would complete my life. I also believe that ice-cream solves breakups so my believes are rather bizarre. Also if you don’t know what a Filofax is, we need to reconsider our relationship. Clearly, I can’t live knowing that you don’t know the MOST AWESOME THING EVER. Really. And I’m not even lying.
Well, speaking of dream jobs, I have way too many things I want to be, and way too little time/resources. When I was young, I wanted to be a teacher. Then, around eighth grade, I wanted to be a brain surgeon cos I read somewhere that they are the hardest things to be. Clearly I was misinformed. Never believe anything you read in the eighth grade. Till my secondary years, I wanted to be an accountant, but after I finished O levels, I figured that despite how much I LOVE (and I really do!) accounting, it was not something I want to be doing for the rest of my life. The thought of being an accountant forever scared me. It scared me to the extent where I though I was the only one who had no idea what to do with her life and that I must be in a state of despression. Then I realized that all these years I have been immensely interested in fashion and that is something I could do forever without getting bored, thus started my infatuation with fashion designing.
But somewhere in between, I found a love for marketing and wanted to do it. I like the whole advertising/creative thinking part to it, and I just had this eureka moment where everything was so clear to me. I would do marketing, get a degree. Do a maters in something related, and then do a PHD. Then I would get another degree, preferably in fashion designing/merchandising.
That was my path after the A Levels. My master plan. But things are changing. I want to do a degree in teaching now (after my marketing one. I am NOT leaving this degree unfinished and go do something relatively minor and irrelevant. NOT THIS CHICK!) mostly because the younger me had always wanted to be one, and I am not going to disappoint her. I am considering whether I should do a degree in secondary teaching/English so I could move back to my island/my other island someday and teach kids/young adults. Or I should teach college/university for which I wouldn’t need a teaching degree (especially If I was teaching marketing/management subjects) and it would be a far less hassle and the pay would be better. But then again being a primary teacher means more
gifts on teachers day interesting /challenging job.
Well, I have another year to think about this, but it always stays in the back of my mind. The future is kinda scary but I am far more ambitious to let it get in the way of my dreams. I guess having too many dreams is rather confusing. Being in Maldives, it leaves me with very few opportunities for interesting and enjoyable careers. But someday I would like to own a fashion house (be an entrepreneur! WOO HOO), start a charity for a cause that I REALLY wholeheartedly believe in, and publish a memoir! I would also like to work in any of the UN divisions, preferably UNDP. It’s the only (yet!) place in Maldives I have ever WANTED to work since I was 14 years old!
On an unrelated note, KFLFL is over, and I hope we did good. I still have to compose a report of the findings and mail it to the company. More assignments and classes await me!