The first year of college was transformative. There were all of these questions I needed answers to. One of the biggest questions was what is going to be your major? Initially, I decided it would be undecided but that made me apprehensive. At some point, I changed my major to history with the hopes of becoming a professor of history along with making historical films. It was the first of many career changes. I changed my major so many times that I have lost count. At one point, I seriously thought about becoming a physician’s assistant, a nurse practitioner, a lawyer, and so on. I would take four to five classes a semester depending on the units. As confusing and overwhelming as college can be, I think there is something so special about exploring the different general education courses. So many have said that general education is a waste of time, but I disagree. It is one of the few times that a young adult can learn about something out of the scope of their interest. A well-rounded person is created at the end of the two years of general education. The scary part was that at some point, students are supposed to figure out their path but I never really did.
My family was pushing me to pursue a career in medicine or law because of the stability and financial security and respectability. So when an opportunity arouse in the Summer of 2011, I was nervous to tell my parents about it. They didn’t know that I was thinking about pursuing a career in filmmaking since my senior year of high school.