I think I finally discovered my true passion. I have always been fascinated on how the brain works and why and how people do things, and I have always admired psychologists, but it was only this year that I finally decided that I want to be one.
I know it will be hard, and it will take a lot of work, but it is something that I will do anything for. I want to diagnose and prescribe medication to people in need.
I might also become a forensic psychologist, which works with the law. A forensic psychologist diagnoses and analyzes criminals/suspects and decides if they are capable of committing a crime. It will be hard to deal with in times, and even sometimes my life may be in danger if I am analyzing a potentially very dangerous criminal, but I have weighed the pros and cons and decided that the pros outweigh the cons by a landslide for me.
If you know me, then you know that one of my favorite shows is Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and so I have always been fascinated with the law. I used to want to be a lawyer, (since 5th grade) but now I realize that I can work with the law but still be in the medical field.
To become a psychologist, I did a bit of research, and I learned that you have to first obtain a bachelor’s degree, then a masters, and then a PHD or a PsyD. It will take around 8-9 years, which seems like a long time, but I will be a doctor after all.
I am very excited that I have finally found my true passion. I can’t wait to do research and studies on people and how they react to the world around them.I am only 17 but I can safely say that I am confident in my decision.
I guess now it’s time to work my butt off to get into college.
Thanks for reading.