As I am studying for finals and reflecting on my grades this semester, I wonder how important it is to naturally be good at what your career is. I know I do not naturally succeed at science or math. I need to work a lot harder than my peers to get grades that still may be lower than them. Lately I’ve been reflecting on how my life would be easier if I was studying something I was naturally good at.
I know I am better at English and social studies, which is unfortunate because there are few classes I will be taking for my major/pre-med requirements that deal with these areas. This afternoon I researched “Pre-Law” because I know law has more to do with reading, writing, and communication then science does. Looking over the classes, I was not interested in many although I felt they would be easier for me than Biology and Chemistry (examples: Argumentative Writing and Contemporary Global Issues). That makes me wonder if I do something that I am good at, will I eventually learn to love it?
All I do know is that I am extremely interested in becoming a doctor and I can’t see myself in any other career. Right now, I will stick with the pre-med track but more and more I realize I shouldn’t be closed minded towards other careers and that I need to take into account different factors besides what I am passionate about.
Here’s a link to the Pre-Law courses: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/pac/Information%20Sheets/LAW_Classes_Fall2013.pdf