Personal Narrative- Career Goals

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Personal Narrative- Career Goals My parents often remind me of how difficult it is for minorities like us to earn respect from the community and enough money to raise a family. They encourage me to strive for the best by being selfish and competitive against my peers rather than enjoy what I like which is to interact with people. My mother wanted me to become a doctor because it is a well paying job and my father wanted me to become an entrepreneur because I would have been able to gain respect from the community. These were all the more reasons why I had avoided my parents when they ask me about my career goals. I was not trying to ignore their concerns because they were annoying but because I did not want to disappoint them by telling them that I wanted to become a nurse. Before interning at the University of Davis Medical Center, I was certain that I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field but I was not sure which area to specialize in. For two quarters, I spent several hours a week volunteering at the pediatric ward. Most of the time I sta...

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