For as long as I can remember, people have asked me “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. I made my first step towards this decision when I enrolled in a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary BioScience at the end of Year 12, however for the past two years my response to the above question has remained as something along the lines of “Eh, I’m only 19. I’ll figure it out later”. It turns out that ‘later’ has all of a sudden become ‘now’. Uni pre-enrolment has snuck up on me, and it’s now come to the point when I have to choose the subjects that are going to determine what sort of research project I complete in fourth year, and more or less what sort of a job I can walk into when I graduate. Why does this suck you ask? BECAUSE I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WANT TO DO.
I always thought I wanted to do conservation and save the planet one species at a time, but it turns out that conservation these days is entirely genetics based, and I’m seriously not in love with genetics at ALL. But then I guess it could maybe possibly be kinda interesting…? Learning about disease and pathology is fairly interesting too, but its all lab work and I really suck at histology. Do I want to study sheep production and wool processing? Its interesting and I love working with animals more than I love working in a lab, but seriously. They’re sheep for crying out loud. But then I love wildlife and exotic species! But there’s no jobs in a field like that! ARGH IT SHOULDN’T BE THIS HARD.
Growing up sucks.