Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always been interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. As I entered high school, I knew that I wanted to become a pharmacist. During my sophomore year, I started having doubts on if becoming a pharmacist was what I really wanted to do or if it was what my parents wanted to me to do. Whenever my family or even my parents’ friends would ask me what I’m interested in studying, I would always say, “I want to be a pharmacist.” I repeat those words in my mind a lot and I don’t know if becoming a pharmacist is something that I am truly passionate about.
At this point in time, I really don’t know what career I would like to have in the future. I hope that I find a major that I am really passionate about. I know that trying to find one at this time may be difficult since I have a limited amount of time before I start applying to colleges. My big dream is to graduate from UCSD and have career after I graduate. Besides graduating from UCSD, my other dream is to make my parents proud. My parents have made a lot of sacrifices for me and I think the one thing that they want in return is to make them proud.
An area in my life I think I need to work on is motivation. There are a lot of things in my life and even in school that I want to accomplish, but I always find myself being unmotivated and not wanting to do anything. To be honest, I feel nervous just thinking about the days getting closer to internship. I’ve never been at a place where I don’t know anyone and I’m by myself. I mean I have volunteered before, but it’s usually with a friend. I’m the type of person that doesn’t like going to events alone. Whether it be volunteering, clubs, etc. I would prefer if I have a friend going with me. So interning at a new place for one whole month is pretty new to me. Besides feeling nervous, I am quite excited. I can’t wait to meet all the kids I will be working with and get to know them. I hope that while I am interning there, I am able to find out if working with kids is a passion of mine or if it’s not.