🤔How do you decide what you want to be when you grow up? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
😦When I was in ninth grade, my school issued career aptitude tests to everyone in my class. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We all sat in homeroom for an hour, bubbling on our scantrons, and deciding at 13 years old the fates of the rest of our lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That’s a lot of responsibility for a scantron and boys and girls who are barely teenagers.
My choice was I should be an accountant, a librarian, a writer, and other quiet jobs for quiet people. Being an introvert back then was one part of my personality but it became a deciding factor in what could be the rest of my life. 💁♀️Of course the teachers reminded us that it was just a SUGGESTION, that we could do what we wanted, our results were only meant to help us by revealing who we were.
😫It’s tough being 13 and feeling like the weight of your future is on your shoulders. You’re only a freshman and you’re asked to decide a career, then focus on college or a trade, all with a SINGLE test as reference point. Here’s the thing: one test cant adequately reflect all that you are. -
👣You might be a nurturer, but also love excitement. 👣You might be analytical and also creative. -
🙅♀️There’s too much of who you are to summed up in a single test and you don’t even know all that you are and could be at only 13-years-old.
😰It’s impossible to decide your whole life at 13 without figure out who you are first.
🧐I decided instead of resigning myself to a life of accountancy I would learn more about what I like and what challenges I was willing to face in the future.
✋I don’t let my shyness hold me back because I don’t mind challenging myself to speak to others, to leave my comfort zone, and to express myself.
👉“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” -William Shakespeare -
Similarly, it’s not a test, or your mom, or your friend, or an online quiz that can decide who you are and where your potential lies. -
✊Only you can do that.
Ask yourself: Where do you think your potential lies? (COMMENT DOWN BELOW) .