I was talking to my sister on the phone today and she asked me what I was going to do after I graduate as far as employment, I got quiet. I have expressed that I plan to re-launch and run my own publishing company and getting my Masters degree was for my own personal growth, but when she asked me that I got mad. I said I don’t know and changed the subject.
After we hung up, I thought about why I got mad, and why didn’t I restate my plans. Why am I not taken seriously? Finding support for a small business venture may be a challenge. For me it is an issue. I want to know that people believe in my dreams and vision, but do I need that to believe in myself? At some point in my conversation with my sister, I could have been more convincing about my plans instead of saying I don’t know. In her defense, she just wants me to be successful. I have invested a lot of time, money and energy into getting my Masters degree, I should put it to use. Now I am left with another question, Why am I not taking myself seriously?