Just to catch everyone up: I got an 88% on my final semester exam! Woohoo! hat means that I averaged out to an 88 % in the course for the semester. I'm crossing my fingers and studying my behind off for this final. I'm striving for that A! *Nerd alert*
So I'm going to dive right into my topic for today without coming up for some super smooth segue (how's that for alliteration?). My question for you: did you ever set yourself up for something, think that it was all that you ever wanted, then wake up one day and simply realize that it just... wasn't?
I'm not saying that this is my situation entirely, but I am saying that a few things crossed my mind within the past week that are worth considering.
I guess we can say that I had a miniature "epiphany."
As you all know from my about me that I am currently studying Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. Because I have always had a love for helping people, and a rather strange love for being in hospitals (my dad's an accident-magnet, so I've had my fair share of visits), I figured that taking the medicine route would be ideal for a girl me. Seems logical, right?
Well, this past week presented so many new avenues for me to travel through. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have so much passion and energy boiling up inside of me for this blog site. I want to network. I want to spread positive thoughts and ideas. I want to connect with fellow bloggers who share the same goals and values, and hopefully create a way to help others at the end of every day. Now don't think I'm losing my marbles. I don't expect to achieve this overnight; I'm 110% aware that these are very large goals that I'm setting for myself. However, I also know that I can very well get there with much time and dedication. I mean come on. Rome wasn't built in a day!
While in high school, I've studied Dale Carnegie, Rhonda Byrne, and Dave Magrogan. Why do I bring these random, probably unfamiliar people up? It's simple. All of these people share one thing in common: they've embraced the idea of seeing an opportunity, configuring an action plan, and straight charging at it. They all know that if you have enough passion to achieve something, you will. Plain and simple.
Any way, back to my main point: this "epiphany." Ever since last Monday when I first launched my site, I have been wanting to do nothing but dedicate my whole 24-hour day to it. From the bloggers that I follow on the daily, such as Kiss My Broccoli, Healthy Diva, and Peas and Crayons, I've learned that a blog can be turned into a HUGE business opportunity, and even more importantly, a huge and enjoyable business opportunity!
And now for the moment that you've been waiting (and patiently listening to my blabbering) for...
This blog is making me think: do I truly want to focus on getting a degree in medicine? What if I want to take this new idea, reanalyze my goals, and take a completely different, entirely unplanned path? Business, Entrepreneurship, Communications?
College is every student's time to figure out what kind of career he or she wants to pursue. I, however, thought that I was going to avoid all of that weighing and considering by already having a relatively solid idea of what I wanted to do.
My dad has always been my #1 supporter. :')
For now, I'm just going to thoroughly analyze the million gazillion thoughts that are flowing in and out of this crazy brain of mine. Trust me, I'm not one to make any hasty decisions before planning and thinking them through first.
So I'm just going to continue doing what I've been doing and see where it gets me. I mean what else can a girl do? It's all positive progress, after all. :) Have a great Saturday!
What are your thoughts on my ideas?
Have you ever had an epiphany that completely changed your perspective on things?