I was nominated by Goldie, for the Awesome Impact Award.
I hadn’t heard of this one before, but it’s probably one of the most interesting ones!
Goldie talks about her first time being independent due to go to university.
Obviously, the my road to independence was a difficult one too, but the entire experience was one of the most positive ones in my life.
But, I don’t want to replicate Goldie’s story, so I have to find another incident.
There is actually only one that comes to mind, but I almost feel to embarrassed to write it!
Thinking back of it, I feel like such a teenager!
Now that I probably triggered your curiosity, there is no way back, is there? 😉
I started university when I was barely 17.
It’s a very difficult life decision to make for someone who is that young, but that’s just how the Dutch education system worked.
I have talked before that I finished my degree in Electrical Engineering, but that’s not what I started with.
For whatever reason I thought I could and wanted become an Industrial Designer.
I was informed that it’s a very creative education, but also technical.
I expected heavy mathematics and science, but that didn’t happen.
90% of the time it was drawing.
With pen and paper, and worse, 3D CAD drawing.
I was terrible at it and I hated it.
In my 2nd week at school, I walked out of the classroom.
I feel angry, frustrated and sad.
After a while I wiped away my tears and decided to go to the school counselor.
Maybe it was not too late to switch education.
I walked in the room.
There was this blonde, blue eyed, gorgeous looking guy.
Since when did any teacher look this good?!
I got so nervous, especially because I knew my eyes were red and my mascara was all over my face cause of the crying.
“I’d like to talk about switching education”, I stuttered, “Could we make an appointment?”
“Yes! I’d really like that! Over dinner?”, he responded.
I was out of breath.
Then someone else stepped into the office.
An older guy, who announced himself as the school counselor.
Turned out that mr. Gorgeous was a student in the Electrical Engineering class and was just messing with me!
My face turned so red when looked at me with blue eyes and eventually winked.
That’s when I melted.
Two days later I talked with counselor about my education switch.
I always knew I wanted to study Electrical Engineering, but after meeting him, I knew FOR SURE.
For those who wonder, we didn’t go on a date until 5 years later when we both finished our education.
Eventually I didn’t turn into anything and I didn’t think about until Award came along.
Thanks Goldie 😉