Just before I started university, my aunt wanted to know why I chose science of all things. With confidence I replied “I’m just really fasinated by it”, but deep down, I’ve always asked myself if pure fasination is a good enough reason to commit myself to something for the rest of my life.
I think, actually I know that my parents were very disappointed to learn that I wasn’t going to study Medicine, Law, Engineering, Accounting or something business related that would allow me to drive the latest BMW and own a fancy house in the suburbs in the near future. Believe it or not, after a year in varsity my mother actually asked me when I’ll start making money from what I’m studying so that I can start supporting my 2 year old baby sister. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with supporting my baby sister, I just have a problem with people making plans for money I have yet to earn.
I’m sure my whole family would land in hospital of they found out that I’m interested in Au pairing and starting a business. My dad would probably blame it on the model C school that they sent me to.