Good morning fems! Luna here! So today’s post will be my process in figuring out that I wanted to be a doctor. Let me just start by throwing a disclaimer: I am in high school so there is a chance that I may not end up being a doctor or I will change my mind. With that out of the way let us turn back time to when I was in first grade. In our class, we had an assignment where we could choose to be a doctor, florist or firefighter. Out of those three, I chose to be a doctor, and I ran home and excitedly told my parents I wanted to be a doctor as an adult. Well…as expected with all things young children take an interest to, after a couple of months–I mean weeks, I had discarded the dream of becoming a doctor.
After that for a period of 2 years, I wanted to be a restaurateur, and I planned out what type of food I would serve and how my restaurant would look. I would tell my sister potential restaurant names (which I know look back and think how stupid they were) and talk about how I would be world famous and have my own cooking show. Though this phase ended in fifth grade, I still love to cook, and I love to try new recipes from different cultures. Recently, I made these delicious fudge brownies that may or may not be in an upcoming post *wink wink*.
The next phase after that was my favorite one…wedding planning!! From the short period of 6th to 7th grade I wanted to be a wedding planner. And when I say I wanted to be a wedding planner I went in deep. I signed up for theknot.com and pretended to be getting married in August of 2016 (unfortunately my account was terminated after my “wedding”), I had a notebook where I planned out weddings, and I was a constant lurker on r/weddingplanning (I still visit that thread every day…is that bad?). However, my wedding planner dreams came to a hard stop, when my parents told me that it was stupid, I would never get any money, and I would starve to death (but in nicer words).
My sister had always been interested in being a doctor, so I decided to look into that career to see what it was really like. First, I dabbled in gastroenterology buuuuut I did not like it at all. I hopped from speciality to specialty until I found one that I loved…cardiology. I love the human heart, and I find it so interesting how a muscle about the size of your fist keeps your body pumping. I read up so much about the human heart, that when we got to the cardiovascular system in my science class, I knew more about the heart than my 7th-grade science teacher and I helped teach and explains some portions of class. I just love medicine so much, and I follow various medschool vloggers on Youtube and seeing their journey makes me all the more excited to start mine!
Not only do I enjoy science, I love business and I like to be in charge, so if I were to succeed in being a noninvasive cardiologist I would want to have a clinic. I can see you guys giving me a judging look through the screen; I agree these are lofty dreams for a highschooler, but hey a girl can dream? Though, now I know that my path is in STEM, I still took pieces from my other interests which are what make me the person I am today. I love to travel, I love makeup, I love to eat (who doesn’t), I love weddings (which is a little weird) and I love STEM. These are the things that make me who I am. What were your guys’ dream jobs when you were younger? Let me know in the comments down below.
Sending virtual hugs your way,