It’s scary to chase what you truly want.
It’s also lonely.
But it’s so worth it.
People think that with my skill set (humanitarian, fluent in 5 languages and mediocre in regards to Spanish, years of experience as a language mediator), I’m crazy to pursue a biomedical engineering degree. They say I have too much “artistic sensibility” for that. That I’m already set for life and I should choose an easy way that builds on my strengths.
I refuse to be “small”.
I want to connect different worlds, science and arts. My job is to convey what very different people mean, not what they say. I’m pretty good at that, so I don’t see why shouldn’t I be able to do that in this context.
I’m not quitting my artistic side, nor studying languages. I belong to both worlds, although the people on each side may not agree.
I’m too artistic for scientists and too rigorous for the artists.
And I won’t ever apologize for that.
I also do some modeling, teach languages and science to teenagers as a private tutor, dance and experiment with sports.
We have only one life and I’m taking as much as I can from it. I’m just a 21 years-old female immigrant with a not ideal financial situation and a family that doesn’t understand…. so if I can, so can you.