Yep, you read it right. Before PABPG, I planned to go to medical school. In fact, when I graduate from the University of South Carolina in August (Go COCKS!), I will have a BS in Exercise Science with a focus in Scientific Foundations.
Since I was 7 years old up until last March, med school was the plan. But my passion and desire for this withered some time ago. I continued to stick with it because my parents and other family members were excited about my future career and I am pretty good at sciences. More importantly, I knew doing something in the medical field was “safe” and that I would have a guaranteed career.
I actually founded PABPG in July of 2012 but it wasn’t until March of 2013 when I traveled to NYC for my 21st birthday that I decided to abandon the idea of medical school and dedicate my time and passion to something that I really wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I know I want to spend my life helping people, hence being a doctor, but I also love fashion, networking, city living, traveling, spending time with friends and family, writing and so many other things that just won’t work with being a neurosurgeon.
Deciding to focus on PABPG and a career that’s better suit for it, like marketing/PR, is one of the best decisions I ‘ve made in my life. So many doors have opened and so many blessings have come my way that I KNOW that I am now fulfilling my true purpose in life.
So I encourage you to chase your dreams. Don’t waste it doing things that will make your parents or anyone around you happy. They don’t have to live with your decisions for the rest of their lives but YOU do. I think one of the worst things would be to reflect back on your life in your older years and regret not trying something and really going after your dreams. You only have one life to live but if you do it right, one time is all you need.
Xoxo, Jessica, Founder of PABPG