Dr. Marietta DeGrant, M.D
I remember when I was a kid; I wanted to be a doctor. A medical doctor, who wears heels, has long ebony hair, is a ballerina, a model and plays the piano. I even had toy hospital equipment that looked like real hospital tools. I wore my white coat and hang the stethoscope around my neck and wear my name tag, Dr. Marietta. I really wanted to be a doctor, to take care of the sick. I’m even very good at taking care of my sick relatives and friends.
I wanted to be a doctor for kids; a paediatrician. You know, if kids are ill, they need to be comforted and made happy, so that they can get well soon or recover fast.
After I completed Junior High School, I decided to change from being a paediatrician to a neurologist when Mummy told me how a relative of mine had an illness closer to encephalitis and other brain complications. So I decided to major in neurology to learn and investigate what caused my relative’s brain damage.
But when I was in High School, there was this educative TV show. It was called Vodafone Health Line. I decided to watch it, since I had passion for health care. They were operating on someone on one episode and I couldn’t watch it. I know the person would not feel the pain because of the anaesthesia he has taken, but I felt the pain. There and then, I realized I couldn’t be a doctor. Even when my little brother gets a sore (Trust me, his skin is REALLY delicate), I feel his pain.
So I decided to go for my second passion, Information Technology. I am really interested in emerging technologies since I was born in Japan and was exposed to it.
So right now, instead of doing Medicine, I’m taking a degree course in Information and Communication Technology, and I’m happy about it. I love it because, it is adventurous and exciting.
Are you doing something that you didn’t dream of doing? Please share.