Today in my biology class, one of my learners asked me a question.
“Mam, if you could have any job you want, like ANY job, what will you choose?”
I’m currently considering a career change. Not because I don’t like teaching, but because being a teacher was never part of the plan…not that I really ever had a plan. Like old wise people like to tell you: You regret the things that you didn’t do more than the things that you did do. So I want to try some other things. I completed a bachelors degree in Biodiversity and ecology and therefore I decided that I will either study again and do a honours degree, or do an internship with an environmental management company.
Anyway, when she asked me that question, the only answer I could think of were “an environmental scientist”. And I thought: what did this tedious society do to me. Have my entry into the working community dulled my vivid imagination people used to comment on? Surely if I could be anything, like ANYTHING I want to be, I would not choose to become a environmental scientist.
That led me to think: What would I want to do if I could do ANYTHING? If money, qualifications and certain responsibilities didn’t exist?
What do I want to be?