Ok, just wanna say outright (before I get into this whole situation) that this isn't veg*nism related - my parents have learnt to deal with the fact that I (and now my little brother! yay!) do not eat animal products. They're used to me being 'odd' (as my nan calls me). So yeah, anyway, here goes.
For as long as I can remember, I've been into history. In a big way, I love it. I went to school and didn't apply myself. I'm intelligent, but I don't do very well learning from books - I have to be doing something. So after I left school, I dropped out of sixth form college and ended up working full time. I wasn't happy in the jobs I was in, but I wasn't unnecessarily unhappy with the life I had chosen either. Then I got a job at a museum and felt so useless: I was the only one without an A level, let alone a degree. So I promised myself that I would go and do my degree at university: I worked hard to get there, and now that I am here, I'm not sure that this is where I want to be. No, in fact, I'm pretty certain that the life of an academic is not for me. I'm not a serious person: I don't need a career or several doctorates to make me happy. In fact I'm pretty laid back: I tend to take life as it comes. All university has proved to me is that History, as much as I love it, it isn't a good career choice for me. I like working too much. The only issue is, telling my mum and stepdad. Usually, what they say or think doesn't really bother me, I just let it run over my head. Its just, we've all been through alot to keep me in university and the guilt is really starting to get to me. My mum works all the hours under the sun to keep me afloat, so how do I tell her that this isn't what I want to do anymore? Especially as there is no guarantee of a job offer at the end of it. I'm pretty sure I want to work with animals, maybe as a veterinary nurse. The demand for VN's is rising in the UK, and the course and training is much more me. Aside from that, before I began working in the museum I was training to be a florist and I loved it. My mum knows how much I loved it and, I think I would just be so much happier doing something anything but history.
I know this hasn't been the best explanation or story and I know its been a little hard to follow, but, how do I tell them?
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man." - Charles Darwin