If I were to tell you 18 years old, what would you think about first? Partying? University life? Independence? Maybe even the best period of your life? And probably the first step in adulthood? I have heard all of that, and even if I agree with most, I am sorry to announce that in no case I feel consider myself as an adult.
I am not going to deny it, I called my mother more than once in the evening asking her how long was I suppose to put my potatoes in the water or which temperature should I wash my clothes at (don’t worry, she still makes fun of me for it), but at the same time, I am being asked to make some choices for my future, and it genuinely frightens me. I take more than half an hour to choose what I want to eat on a menu, and now I should choose the job I want to practice for the rest of my life, or at least a major part of it?
I am 18 years old, my friend call me little baby because I am the youngest one, I have hundreds of hopes, and even more dreams, I want to experience every bit of life and try everything, yet, here I am trying to know what I want to do when I finish my degree.
Here is my confession to all of you grown ups, who might have forgotten how it was to be my age. I do not know exactly what I want to do in my life, but do not believe this is because I am lazy or trying to find the easiest option; I just do not know enough to make my decision yet. I mean, I want to experience the world, travel around the world, and try new things, crazy things. There is so many subjects that interest me, so many path that I want to take. The truth is, I am not ready to choose one job for the rest of my life just yet.
I know I still have some time to figure everything out, but it is becoming harder and harder to experience everything that I want, to help me choose the right path for me. To get a job, you almost always need experience, I get it, it costs time and money to train someone, but it is your turn to get us: we might not have all the experience you require, but it does not mean we are no good.
I am afraid that the world will crush me as soon as I get my degree, and I am not saying that you should hire just anybody; just let us prove our worth.