Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Do what YOU want to do!

After just finishing a conversation with one of my close friends back in Toronto I continued into the topic with some research of my own. (thx google!!) With a couple a clicks and there it was...
Now for those who know me and those who don't I go to Carlton University in the capital city of Canada ( Ottawa) and am enrolled in Public Affairs. My major is Law, Policy and Government and my minor is Political Science! ( so now that the background information is out) Basically I want to be a Diplomat and word for the United Nations.

My theory is that if i can't be a socialite like Kim Kardash or Paris Hilton and get pay 200,000 dollars for making 5 - 10 minute appearances, I can use my intelligence that the lord has blessed me with, read my books and utilize the qualifications that I will soon have to put on my resumes after I graduate and get my name in the History books! (Obama style) But in all seriousness now, I have spoken to multiple individuals in my age group who don't know what they want to do in regards to their career and are stressing, and that's okay. (let me repeat that) IT'S OKAY! but when i talk to these people i see them as an inspiration for myself and my educational and career journey because I know what I want to do with my life, my career, and all I have to do is do it! I was once in the same boat, i must of change my career game plan about 15 - 20 planes, and it wasn't until 2nd semester grade 12 that i realized what i wanted to do.

I wanted to be a Cardiologist and after taking a summer mentor ship program at the university of Toronto, and volunteering at Mount Sinai hospital even though i was fascinated with the heart, do i really want to spend almost 15 more years of school and not be paid for all the work i put in? Am i really changing the world when someone dies on the stretcher because their heart just continues to fail them? Trust me, it takes a lot out of you to tell someone they are going to die and that just isn't me, i hate disappointing people.

So my career path is looking towards the UN. Being apart of a team of individuals with the same vision I share of bringing peace throughout the world. Being apart of globalization and the economy and national defence, the whole works and how law and political policies come together to make the world a better place. ( I sound a lot like my professors) but fuck.. I 'm excited about school, learning about global political economy excites me. and I want to tell everyone about it because its very interesting, real talks, I even bring rainey about my classes, and tell her how I feel about certain political issues ( even though she looks at me like .." shut the fuck up jay") our conversations have improved because she teaches me about sociology and psychology and we come together and talk about how the world is fucked up from the different aspects of our majors..lol... ahhh man..

But yes, the photo above is an image of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations which is a seminar that I am going to attend for about 3 - 4 days in the summer which I am looking forward to. I'll be able to meet individuals probably like myself from around the world who I can learn so much from based on their life experiences, what they read about in the media and in books and what they learn at school. So yes, I am very excited about it my fellow b train riders (lol) so I thought I should share it with all of ya'll. If you do take the time to read this, sorry it was so long ( and don't say i snapped rainey) And with that I will say to my fellow age groupers... take your time, read, find out what you want to do for the rest of your life, there is a career out there for all of us to take part in, get involved, find out what interests you, don't just settle down for a job, enroll yourself in a career path, something that will make you happy at the end of the day and Fuckk what everyone or anyone for that matter has to say about it, if it makes you money and you enjoy it, then go out and do it, no matter how long it takes or how much work and effort it requires. with that i leave you with a phrase...

Carpe Diem


cheers
jay britt
=)

2 comments:

just arrived by the b train said...

you inspire me.

freefree said...

Yeah Im taking International Development
I plan on working for the UN too, its my dream job.
I'd be really interested in being apart of the seminar as well.. how and what would I have to do to attend it? If you dont mind