Wednesday, April 30, 2014

crossroads


i was once at a career crossroad.....

having already decided to do engineering during my secondary school days, as maths & physics were (& still are) my fave subjects, i made a sharp turn & took up medicine instead.

it was a major change, biology being my weakest science subject.

it was easy to explain the change to anyone who asked.....i received a higher calling & i have not looked back since.

this week, it was my daughter's turn at the crossroad......

having enrolled earlier this year into a pre-med course in auckland, she has been offered direct entry into another course ......


however, this is a different dilemma compared to mine.....it's a step down in terms of career prestige but it's offered by the top-ranked university in asia with a full scholarship thrown in......

ahh.....decisions.....decisions.....although i elaborated to her the pros & cons of each offer, i restrained from expressing my preference. after all, it's her career, her life & her consequences.

in times like this, i directed her to some choice advice.....

Thus says the Lord:
Stand at the crossroads, and look,
    and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way lies; and walk in it,
    and find rest for your souls. (Jer 6:16, NRSV)

i myself am curious whether she'll waver from the current path...like what i did years ago.

5 comments:

mun said...

I also wonder what decision your daughter will make. Will she attempt to save you some money by taking up this full scholarship offer?

mun said...

Good that you let her make her own decision.

reana claire said...

Congratulations to your girl! It is not easy to get a full scholarship in NUS... If my girl gets this, I will surely ask her to go for it.. but like you, my girl likes Physics, Maths and now she is in the engineering line..
So I guess the end decision still lies on her... as parents, we can only give some advice and lots of moral support...

doc said...

Mun,

my parents allowed me to make my own career choice, & i'm glad i could extend this privilege to her!

there's no wrong choice here.

doc said...

Claire,

thanks. she just made her decision.