Weird as it is, even though I am in Medical College, I feel I don't want to really adopt this profession. I have this passion to join foreign service. I love the thrill of going to so many countries, visting exotic places, and knowing people from so many nations. So far, I've been to Yeman, South Korea, Egypt, Saudia Arabia and UAE. And it's been a blast. I love my dad's job and would love to emulate him.
Some people ask aren't you wasting a seat then. Some deserving kid would have gotten into med school and might have actually done something useful. To answer that I say, number one if he was that good, he should have gotten more marks than me. It's simple, in Pakistan, the only way you earn respect academically is when you're either a doctor or an engineer becasue that's where all the bright kids go(as harsh and stupid as it is). And I believe that I am amongst the best. I never ever want to feel that I can't get into an institution because I am not good enough.That's why I've given SAT's and all sort of exams. Just to prove that I"m good enough to do anything.Afterall I was good enough to be invited by GYLC for a two week Young Leader Conference in Washington D.C and New York.
Ok, and another reason is that it was my mom's passion I goto med school ,so I could live my grandfather's dream. He couldn't get in, not because he wasn't good enough, but because he didn't have enough money.Harsh as it is. And thirdly, at least I have a backup plan if I don't get selected for foreign service. That's as honest as I can get.