I always thought that I had to choose only one field. I did and I didn't. I remember once completing a quiz that asked the reader to select certain characteristics, etc. The end result of that quiz was that I could be a lawyer, a teacher, an archeologist, a business person, an accountant, and a few other areas I can't recall. Frankly, the only fields I didn't really fit were the ones heavy with science, such as medicine - dentistry, surgery, pharmacology, general practice-, scientific research, or anything to do with science. I think it was my own phobia of science than my inability to learn and grasp the concepts in the field.
This wide range of options, with the partial belief that I could choose only one field, led me to selecting and sitting a wide range of subjects for my CSEC exams in high school in addition to the mandatory four for a total of nine subjects (English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Principles of Accounts, Information Technology, Social Studies, History, and Spanish).
My high school subjects did not help to narrow my career focus because they all provided me with the option to choose from a range of university degrees. So I did CAPE at my parent's encouragement, selecting,
Sociology, History, …
By the time I'd gotten to university I know my parents had hoped I would be settled in an area and initially I was. I started in information technology (IT) because I was really pulled to that field. However, after my first year, we realized that the program was not accredited which led to my stint at NCU. I was then pulled to law because of a traumatic experience. Personal challenges in my second year led me back to IT but then the activism I had begun to pursue made campus study very difficult.
In an attempt to complete a degree and find a flexible not too expensive option I was drawn to Antioch University Online (read more about Antioch here) were I finally completed a bachelor's in Management. I sometimes look back at how long I took to finish a degree, I started in 2007 and only finished in 2016. And while I want to be hard on myself, I chose instead to celebrate the fact that I've actually finally finished a bachelor's degree.
Hi I'm Ang the Generalist! I'm a nearly 30 yr old Jamaican woman.
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