the girl has been home for 2 weeks for the term break. i have to admit i had been a bit busy at work during this time, so except for the occasional dining out, walks at the park & the one movie, i hadn't spent much time with her.
but today i finally had a couple of hours alone with her.
over an ice-blended at coffee bean.
that's when she dropped the bombshell - she may want to take up medicine.
i was surprised because she's never expressed such intention before (unlike the boy who enjoys following me to hospital when i do my clinical rounds on weekends).
and i was amused because she contemplated that as she can't imagine being anything else.
not law because not eloquent enough;
not engineering because her physics sucks (her own words);
not accountancy or actuarial science because doesn't like maths (although doesn't mind the money!);
not architecture because can't draw to save her life;
& not teaching because lacking in communication skills.
so, she chose medicine by a process of elimination.
that's why i'm amused. (muted ha! ha!)