When I was 8, the teacher would asks us, what do we want to be when we grow up. My answer then would be - a teacher. Cannot blame me as that is the profession I know best as I've just started school. And I am glad in a way that I did not pursue in that profession. I cannot imagine myself being a teacher.
When I was 12, I wanted to be a veterinarian. My priority each day after school is to play with the puppies behind my house. I am indeed very much into animals then and still is now.I wanted to know more of them and to be able to help them when they are sick.
When I was 17, I begin to explore. The adventurous side of me is growing. I wanted to see the world. And thus, I am very much into travelling. I wanted a career in the tourism industry. I dream of travelling the world by being a tour guide.
When I was 18, I was made to choose a field to study in college. First choice is of course, veterinary. Second choice being tourism. But due to some reasons, I am being persuaded to take up computing. And so now, I am stuck in this line. I'm not person who is particularly IT savvy. Put me in programming and networking, I'll be out of the door in no time. But surprisingly, I am still surviving in this industry until now.
Once, when I was so fed up with the IT line, at the age of 26, I thought of pursuing my dreams. I am always curious of what tourims studies is all about. I enrolled myself in the course. And got a diploma with flying colours. But now, the cert is locked somewhere in my drawer.
I dreamt of being a travel writer. I dreamt of exploring the world and learning about animals in different countries. That will definitely be a combo for me.I am green with envy for those who get paid to travel and shae their experiences.
Question:So, why am I still sitting here, in front of the PC, in a comfortable air conditioned office? Why didn't I take the first step?
Answer: I am a coward. I dare not take the plunge and step out of the comfort zone. I have to start from the bottom of the ladder if I were to change career now. I am not willing to take risk. I am scared of the things I have to give up.
And so, that's the pathetic story of my career.