I'm not losing it literally, but I have a lot of anxiety inside
As I'm a junior in highschool, I should have it figured out what I want to do for a living. Therein lies the problem: I DON'T KNOW! I mean I have some ideas, but I'm not dead set like some people I know.
One of my biggest options is going into medicine. I've always known I want to help people, but anymore I'm not sure if it is in medicine. I wanted dearly to become a surgeon (because of MASH) but the pressure is tremendous, and when I have a lot of stress I get migraines. And it's a lot of hours and not much time for family. I enjoy chemistry, so I though radiology. I also have thought about just being a regular doctor, internal medicine and all that.
I also thought about archeology. I love studying ancient cultures, mythology, world history, all that. I have the highest grade of any student in my school in World Cultures class (A bit of bragging here ). The only problems: My dad, and the amount of work available. My dad wants me to become a doctor and make money, so he's tried to shut down the archeology path early on. Now I know I'm supposed to choose my own path, blah blah blah...but it helps if your parents support it right? And I don't know how much field work I could find.
As before mentioned, I enjoy chemistry. I briefly considered a chemist, chemical engineer, etc. I haven't given them a lot of thought though.
One thing I've though about, and kinda growing to like a bit more, is going into research. Discovering cures and whatnot.
And of course, the usual professional musician bit. I would love to do that. It would be great.
Anyways, this blog was mainly to get some weight off my chest. I know there's a bunch of you who share my problem. Thanks for reading.
Im a junior too and i have an idea of what i want to do which is civil engineering or software engineering.
I also thought about going into the medicine field but:
to become successful, you have to be in school for a long time 7-10 yrs
the tuition is a lot but it pays off once you get the job
when you do get the job, you are usually on calls and cant take much break
but being a doctor means great pay and a lot of benefits
i dont know much about archeology though. I dont know much schools that have that course.
But my true passion is music just like you but my parents do not support my option so that's why i decided on engineering because that was my second choice