This is the wonderful meme over at Novel Heartbeat! I love reading about the careers of other bloggers, so today I want to show you mine.
In the past, I’ve always wanted to do something that had to do with saving other people. I don’t think I went through a ‘pop star/ballerina/movie star’ phase. When I got a microscopy kit in grade 4 (7 years old) I knew I had found my calling. I tried to grow my own fungi, I looked at bugs and I came up with my own investigation stories.
Secondary school: we started with biology, I knew for sure that it was something for me. I loved everything about the human body and I was pretty good at it. I choose for the nature & health + nature & technology combined direction. When I had to do my fourth year again, school offered me a special deal. (I pretty much suck at math, so those grades took my average down) I could go to my fifth year if I switched directions. I was very good at languages and history, but I knew that it wouldn’t make me happy. I decided to stay.
Next: The university wasn’t my calling so I went to a lower level which is called ‘HBO’ here. My study started out as ‘Higher laboratory research.’
Second year: picking a direction. You could follow ‘chemistry’ or my side ‘Medical laboratory research.’
Third year: what I’m doing at the moment. We had to pick a specialization. There are things like ‘Molecular biology’ and ‘animal experiments’, but I went with ‘Microbiology.’
I love it! It’s all I ever wished for. There are different things you can do, but my dream is the medical direction. I want to end on a laboratory in a hospital, where I help to find out what someone is suffering from.
Upcoming is my minor. I was dubbing between Immunology & Infection diseases, but I went with the last one. The hospital where I want to work is specialized in Infection diseases and I've found some great masters who combine the two of them.
I sometimes post some pictures on Instagram. Recently we’ve had many parasitology practice, so we got to see different type of worms. Here I’m holding two tubes with worms. The left one is an Ascaris, the right one a Toxocara. They are both roundworms, but the first one can be found in humans and the second one in dogs/cats.
That’s it! I love to know more about you, so what did you want to be when you grew up and what are you studying/what is your job?