If you are finishing grade 12 you are probably thinking about what you are going to do
My choice to study Public Relations (PR) has a quite nonchalant, and at the same time, very serious story behind it. Just a few days before QTAC, I wrote down degree options on four pieces of paper and pulled one up.
My heart didn’t line up with that option, so I decided to do some research
and started reading about Business major options at QUT. Nonetheless, I totally relied on my intuition and applied to study PR. When I came to an introductory class, the first thing I heard was “writing is the most crucial skill you need for this degree” while my writing skills were ‘C-minus if you are lucky’.
Despite my lack of writing talent, I didn’t drop out and I pushed through
. If you like something but lack skills in it, it doesn’t mean you need to replace it with something you are naturally good at already. Since my childhood everyone around me was giving one piece of advice – to find what I am good at and make it my profession. Well, I was good at maths, but I would absolutely hate my degree if it had maths in it all the time.
We often use word ‘can’t’, when we really mean ‘I don’t want to work hard to achieve it’. If I am not great at writing today, it doesn’t mean it will be like this forever. I am still not even half way towards perfection, but did it stop me from applying for a job to write blog posts? Ha, not at all. Same goes for everyone.
Choose something YOU LIKE, not just something you think you are good at, otherwise, you will get bored too soon.