It was always apparent to me that my likings were always, somewhat different, than a lot of my peers. As we wrote down our answers, the professor asked to share with the person next to us to then they would introduce us out loud to the class.
As the information spread around on my classmates aspirations, I was just extremely fascinated on how many future nurses, child psychologists, engineers, teachers, physical therapists, and more surrounded me... and then there was me.
An aspiring radio host.
It’s not that I am ashamed of what i want to do. At times, I feel out of the loop, or that I’m “sticking to something un-challenging”. My passion was never in science, nor ever in mathematics, but more on communication. I have always shown interest in the entertainment aspect of media, that being, film, television, music, etc, and I know it’s something I wouldn’t mind being involved in for the entirety of my career.
Of course when I say what I want to do, I never get the GASP factor from everyone and questions like, “ Oh you must be very good at math!”, and let’s face it, no one will probably say to me, “ Oh, working at a radio station must be very difficult.”
My purpose is not to please others, but rather show that no matter your interest, no matter your desires, you can make a living for yourself and be happy with it, regardless of it’s unusual standing amongst your peers.
-- Lupita Villareal