Last week we spoke at Lilburn Elementary Career Day to 3rd and 5th graders about non-traditional jobs in photography and youtube. I remember in elementary school, I used to want to be an artist. I loved to draw and paint and even take pictures. It wasn’t until high school that most adults taught me that being an artist was not a practical career. And so I began my way on a confusing journey. I got my bachelors in Chemistry at Georgia Tech, thinking one day I would continue on to med school and then become a doctor. After all, that’s where the prestige and money was, although my heart was not in it. I wonder at what point in your life you forget about what you truly love to do because all the worries of the world sets in. Fortunately, for me, I somehow found my way back after a long detour.
It was nice to open up their eyes to see the possibilities in creative careers for a change. I hope that in their future, more people will continue encourage them to do what they are passionate about. As a bonus, they gave us 2nd place for most interesting careers after the S.W.A.T team & bomb squad, but who could really compete with them. Even we were swooning. :)