I am a 20-year old girl who once dreamed to be somewhere else other than my small town where opportunities were as rare as randomly picking up a diamond in the street. I dreamed to become an international author who traveled to different places and meeting different people. But my parents were bent on keeping me down on my course and get a career. I know most of you would say, "hey, your parents are right! Get a degree!" But have you ever felt like doing something else other than studying? Have you ever wanted to do something that is truly what you wanted?
I tried for two years convincing my parents to let me go on a journey to find myself. I didn't want to be a teacher. I wanted to be a writer. And when you truly want something, you fight for it. You take chances. You take risks. I came to the point of rebellion. I stopped coming to my classes. I stopped taking the entire semester. When my parents found out, they realized nothing else is gonna make me change my mind. So they made me pack my bags to travel and live with my aunt to work and make my own life.
Now I'm slowly taking little steps to become a writer. I know this will be hard. I know I would have to make sacrifices. But I also know that this is just the beginning of my journey.