So this post is about my story when I met my professor slash my adviser yesterday. Some of you might know that I have been struggling with my future. I just can't deal with that Que Sera Sera song when they said "Whatever will be, will be.. the future's not ours to see". Nope, I just want my future to be clear, organized and planned, neat huh?
I came to my professor's office, who happened to be an accounting professor, my major. And talked to him on how accounting is not in my top list of my favorite things, how hard my life has been when I am dealing with this major, and so on, and so forth (note that I always talk a lot when I nag and beg). I have been desperate with this major, in general. That is why I came there, because I envy those people that can work for fashion industry and study fashion: design, journalism, clothing line, you name it. I really envy you.
And for so long I have realized that I have no advantage over other people in fashion industry. Have you realized? It is so competitive! Right?
And the conversation arrived at one point when I told him. "Really, these business thing... It is not me" And so he asked me what do I like, then? So I answered, embarassedly, "well, fashion is what I like..." And so he looked a bit surprised and just smiled. "With accounting you can do anything, you can be the buyer for Neiman Marcus, or those store". This sentence all of sudden enlighted me to stay in this major. He explained to me that it is perfectly fine for me, who like fashion, to stay with business and accounting major. Because even with my business degree, I can stand out in the industry. I can be the buyer, or even own my own business in fashion. I went back with a smile and now... yes, I need to study. What?... Hm... Accounting?
Because I know that fashion by itself... is competitive. So I need to differentiate, through my business (Accounting) and Computer (Information System) knowledge. Then pursue my fashion design passion after I am done with these major. It will safer and better for me.
So who says that if I am a business woman I cannot develop my fashion passion? I can stand next to you and be the player , oops! the diva in fashion industry. For you who are business majors, don't worry! We will ROCK it! :)
Catherine Au Jong