Good day aunty Bella,
I was hoping I could get some real advice from your readers as it seems as if the people around me don’t understand my case.
I graduated from university with a 1st class in Accounting, everyone was happy for me. I was happy for me too.
The thing is, right from when I was young I was that child who said I wanted to be a farmer, then sailor, then lawyer, then dentist , then surgeon and the list goes on.
In secondary school I went to commercial class simply because most of intelligent people in my set at the time went to science class and I was like there is no way I am going there because I felt I wouldn’t shine there.
Then in commercial class everyone wanted to be an accountant. As in it was the ‘ghenghen’ profession . So I did JAMB and chose accounting . To be fair, accounting wasn’t so bad but I was really struggling at some point but somehow I passed. I have a fear for failing and also disappointing my parents and so I always push myself HARD .
I have written ICAN skill level and passed 2 papers in professional level, I have 3 papers left. I passed the skilled level at one sitting, everyone was hailing me ‘badass accountant’ ??? and I used to tell people ‘na God’ but they thought I was just being humble.
But right now, I CANNOT deal anymore. I am an expressive person. I want to work in an airline asking people ” do u want juice or coffee?” , I want to work in a customer service based role, I want to act in a TV series or a movie. Those are the things that interest me .
Now, nobody else understands. My parents are like I am in the final level of ICAN that I should just manage to be chartered. I am like how about a start a course in CRM or something related that actually interests me. Now my parents are just making me feel bad, that I have wasted my life so far, school fees and all.
Did I mention I currently work as an accountant but I am not passionate about my job at all and I want to quit but my job puts food on my table right now.
I need advice, what do I do?
Should I complete ICAN or just look for a job related to what I really want to do and go for it or what steps should I take now because I am officially confused.
On a side note, I really wish I was that child that knew what she wanted to be from the start and stuck by it, all this wouldn’t be happening now.
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