This post spurred from something that happened ages ago, but I only just remembered. The Year 11s at our school had to attend a presentation put on by firefighters about road safety and such. Something they did as a way of making it more personal was get four students up for a sort of role-play thing. The firefighter asked them what they were looking forward to in the future. They all basically said, or some variation of, ‘Hanging out with friends and getting a career’. I thought to myself, what would I have said? I would have said, ‘Getting married and starting a family’. Does nobody think of this anymore? It is drummed into us for so long in school that we need to get a good career, we need to get a good ATAR, we need to go to university. In actual fact: we don’t. We should get a career, yeah, but it doesn’t have to be high paid. We certainly don’t need a good ATAR if we’re not going to university, and we don’t have to go to university. People ignore the fact that lots of people these days do not go to university. It doesn’t mean they are stupid, it just means it’s not something they want in life.
At the moment, I want to be a nurse. I want to go to university, complete a Bachelor of Nursing and become a Registered Nurse in a hospital. The reason I want to do this is not because of the money, or that it’s cool to go to uni. I want to be a nurse because I love to help people. As cliche as it sounds, that is my favourite thing to do. I love caring for and helping people. It is like a drug to me, it makes me feel so good.
However, going to university and becoming a nurse is only a small, tiny part of my life. My biggest wish for the future is to find a kind and loving man, get married and have children. That’s all I really want to do; become a mother and a wife. All my life I have wanted to have children. When all the girls went through the stage of not wanting children and only wanting to be working women, I still really wanted children. I have such a motherly personalty. I feel like I have to be motherly towards everyone, that’s just the way I am. I can’t imagine living my life without a husband and children.
I guess I just can’t understand why people wouldn’t want a family, or why university and good careers are the most important thins in the world. They are not. I am a female human and I will populate the earth with more humans. My purpose in life is to help people and be a mother, in basic terms. That is what I have decided.
There, that’s my future planned out: ATAR, Uni, Nurse, Marriage, Mother 🙂