Adam: How did you choose this path?
Since young, I was always a dreamer and I enjoyed drawing, but my parents didn’t approve of it and wanted me to do a bachelor’s in engineering. So I did science in high school to follow that path, but during the second year, I had a breakdown. I didn’t enjoy what I was doing at all.
I decided that even if it wasn’t what my parents wanted, what filled me was art and I wanted to follow an art bachelor. So I applied and I didn’t tell them until I was accepted for the bachelor. In the end it went well, they didn’t get angry, but of course, it could have also gone badly.
Adam: What made you notice that you didn’t want to continue with engineering?
I don’t really remember, but I think that it had to do maybe with having a hard time with studies, seeing that I could get good grades and not enjoy it at all.
Then I thought about how I would have to do the same during the bachelor and then during my work life and continue feeling the same and I decided that I would rather end up living below a bridge than be bound within a cubicle.
When I still didn’t know if my parents would support me, I decided that even if they didn’t I would pay for it myself and that same summer I started saving up for my studies, I was going to do it no matter what. And now I think that I wouldn’t change it no matter what, even with all the hard parts I don’t want to switch to another path.
Adam: How was the moment of telling them?
I was in the gym with a friend when I received the news and when my mother came for me she found me crying.
She didn’t know why I was crying and when I told her that it was because I had been accepted in that bachelor she was quite surprised. None of my parents were expecting it at all.