Okay so I am very confused at the moment. Ever since I was 14, I wanted to become a doctor. The reason for that is I used to watch a medical drama which I really loved and even thought I wanted to do that. I stuck to my dream to become a doctor until now, when I am 17, and from the college they sent me to a 4-days work observation program in the local hospital.
I was disappointed. It wasn't anything like 've expected but I thought I could still do it. The passion I had about being a doctor got less and less with time, eventually disappearing completely. I got my AS-Level results from college 1st year and they're Bs, not As. So I can't apply for medicine this year.
But on the day of the results, the thought of being a pilot suddenly came to my mind and it was like I found my new passion. I could just imagine myself flying airplanes, clicking my heels on the airport wearing smart uniforms, traveling around the world. I think being a pilot is really exciting career. Is it true?
I have no idea but I do know one thing that I love travelling in airplanes ever since my first flight. But then I looked at the downsides of being a pilot. I am girl, so naturally in 10-12 years time; I'll have a family etc.
Do you think it's very hard for girls to be a pilot? I am really passionate about flying but you're the professional. Is being a pilot really as dreamy and exciting as it looks like from far?
I don't want to commit myself to a career and then regret it badly in life. I want to know everything about it.
Oh and yeah another thing. My mum said that pilot studies are extremely risky because once you fail your exams, you're out! Like a dead end. I want to ask if that is true.
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