I remember being so young when my mom’s magazine caught my attention. Even though I was just six years old, I could not wait until the mailman came each day because I wanted to see if she received any new magazines that I could look through so that I could look at all the different clothing. Now that I’m of college age, I’ve decided to go to design school in Singapore to get a degree in what I love doing best. I count myself as very lucky to know so early on in life what I want to do career-wise.
Both of my parents said that they struggled early on with what they wanted to do for the rest of their lives with work. Our culture finds it very important to work hard and make decisions early when it comes to what you will be doing for the rest of your life. Both of them told me that they felt pressured to choose something, even though they did not know what they wanted to choose. As a result, both of them ended up making choices that did not fit their wants and needs. After they had received their college education, they found them very unhappy with the work they received their degrees in. This really made an impact on me, and I paid attention to what things I was good at in the hope of picking correctly for my future.
Getting into school to learn designing was not very hard because I did so well on all of my class work prior to that and got really good grades. I know that some kids have a rough time, but I did not. I don’t know how I got so lucky. I am now working hard to learn as much as possible so that I can land a fantastic job.