This Sunday Confession is a bit special because it´s something I still have some kind of mixed feeling about. I have a bachelor in Spanish and Int. Business Communication. I was in doubt whether I should choose English instead of Spanish, but today I am really happy for my choice, it seems like it all made sense in regards to where I am today. My master on the other hand.. I never really liked it. But I thought to myself that I would be happy about it when I was done. On the positive side people with a Master in IT, Communication and Organisation are really attractive in the Danish labour market. Furthermore I met some great people through my studies that I still call my good friends today.
On the other hand I was a bit disappointed about the content of the programme. In many ways it was too general and treated big subjects superficially in too short time. Many of the subjects didn’t really interest me that much either.
Once at a job interview the HR manager asked me if I would have chosen differently if I had the choice today. And I actually think I would. Maybe I would´t even had chosen to study a Master. Maybe I would have used the 2 years differently. But I will never know how my life would had been if I didn’t take the choice I did. And that´s the part of life; You choose either A or B.
Did my choice back then take me to the end of the world?
Would I have got the job that I did if it wasn’t for my educational background? The job that left me disappointed and in the end pretty unhappy about my life and my choice. This job that led me to a personal journey where I decided to quit it and go to Mexico. A journey that taught me to listen and trust my feelings instead of doing what seemed sensibly.
This journey that afterwards led me to Colombia which led me to the Amazon where I met Victor. And thanks to what I learned in Mexico I followed my heart. And now I am in Chile.
It´s interesting where our choices in life lead us. I don´t believe much in coincidences – It would be to take out the responsibility of the choices we make. But I believe we have a destiny made up by the choices. The choices will make us who we are, where we are and with whom we are with – today and in the future. Maybe I chose the wrong education – but my wrong choice maybe be the reason why I am in Chile right now.
Do you regret your education or would you have chosen differently if you knew what you know today? And do you have any thoughts about the above? Please share 🙂