Be sincere with yourself; how would you feel if your child or sibling, whose engineering education costs a lot, decides to become a full-time comedian? That does give you a pause, right? Well, it’s now common to see people do a complete u-turn regarding their career choice. After all, the Giorgio Armanis, Deepak Chopras, Kemi Adetibas, Tiwa Savages, and Folarin Falanas (Falz) of this world once had highly lucrative professions before pursuing creative careers.
However, the fact that it’s common doesn’t make it easier for your loved ones to understand or accept sudden career switches, especially when it seems like you’re throwing away a promising career. So, today on Creative Gist, we ask creatives – what was your family’s reaction to your career choice?
Creative Director/Visual Artist
Oronti Temitope Oluwabunmi
Odunaro Sandra Oreoluwa
Medical Student/Makeup Artist
Family is Important; So is Your Career Choice
Phew! Those were some fascinating experiences. While families and loved ones react differently to the news of an entirely new career choice, genuine concern usually underlines their reactions. So, rather than respond negatively to your family’s reactions and concerns, take a cue from some of our creatives’ responses to handle the situation.
While at it, is today’s topic your story too? What was your family’s reaction to your career choice? Please share with us below.
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