So here I stand once again unsure of what the future has in store for me. I am having what I like to call “my career mid-life crisis.” This last Friday wrapped up my practicum at Vancouver General Hospital which now makes me officially graduated. I am feeling excited and nervous and am not sure what my next move should be. Being in your twenties is hard if you’re not the kid who woke up one day and knew they wanted to be a Doctor or a Teacher. Since high school graduation I have had many professional aspirations. I have wanted to be an architect, teacher, psychologist, dance instructor, news anchor, legal administrator, dietician, photographer, spy, personal trainer and now a medical assistant. As much as I enjoyed the past 3 weeks at the hospital, I find myself questioning my career again and wondering “is this really for me?”
My Sunday this week was spent surfing the net and attending a matinée with a good friend. After the movie we grabbed a cuppa joe and decided we would go back to her place so I could check out the new pad. Once we were done the tour we cuddled into a nice long conversation on the couch with a breeze from the ocean filling the room. I have not had the chance to spend enough quality time with this person as I would like to since moving to the big city. This particular person has seen me through many ups and downs since the age of 13 and all of those memories I still hold dear to my heart. Through our many conversations yesterday, I saw how much we have both grown in so many different ways, but how we have managed to still keep our friendship going as these changes have occurred. After our visit, a part of me missed everyone we grew up with and it dawned on me that no matter where they all are and whether we keep in contact or not, they still cross my mind and they will always hold a special part of my heart.