Since being a teenager my life goal has been to be a veterinarian. In recent years, after a rejection from university and increasing student fees, I’m finding it difficult to believe that I will get there (unless of course, I help out an old lady on the street who turns out to be a millionaire and donates me £40,000).
My issue is I’ve been so focused on being a vet that I have absolutely no back up plan and now I have no idea what I want to do with my life.
Anybody else had this issue and has any advice?
I’ve been looking at veterinary medicine courses overseas for quite a while, and haven’t had much luck at English speaking countries and so decided to look for courses in Germany as I already have a reasonable knowledge of German; considering I studied it for 6 years.
I finally found a course in Berlin and now it’s time to start brushing up on my German again so that I can pass the language test and finally start living my dream; even if that means that it’s ten times harder. For me it’s worth it to finally achieve my dream!!!
Has anyone else completely moved to a new country or learnt a new language to follow their dream?
When I was around fifteen I realised that I wanted to be a vet, and everything I did from that moment on was to achieve that dream. However, after finishing sixth form college and getting rejected from university; I started to realise that my dream may in fact be just too much of a dream.
I felt shattered and depressed and like I would never be good enough to do what I wanted to do in life.
Then last year I decided enough was enough and it was time to stop wallowing on lost dreams and get back into the education world. I have gone to university studying Biology, with the hopes to maybe go on and become a vet later on in life, and if not there are plenty of career opportunities for biology graduates.
I’ve learnt that it’s okay to have a dream and to strive for that dream, but also don’t let the weight of that dream rest on your shoulders and crush you down. Life always has plenty of opportunities and eighteen is far too young to feel like life is over because you missed out on your dream.
So please, if anybody else is feeling this way right now, know that it’s not the end of the world and things will get better. There is always hope. All you have to do is try.