If it is important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.
It’s alright. I’ve been asked a similar question but I’m all for answering it again. :) First of, I love that the love for archaeology runs in your family. No one in my family loves archaeology or is even inclined towards history. Must be nice to be able to talk to your mom and grandma about archaeology.
Anyways, to the important questions. First, I’m always nervous about the future but I just know archaeology and I are ‘made for each other’ that it lessens my nerves about what’s going to happen in the future. I do know that I’m more inclined towards being a teacher/lecturer than a field archaeologist. If archaeology is your dream, I say go for it! My education background differs greatly from my dream but that was very much because Malaysia (which is where I’m originally from) doesn’t offer archaeology so I had to opt for my second and third subjects which I thought I liked; Law and Psychology. It turned out that I wasn’t very good at either and that just made me realise even more how much archaeology is what I really want to do in life. So I told my parents and they were and are so supportive that they supported my decision to pursue a degree and a certificate simultaneously for three years straight.
In short, GO FOR IT! If you choose to go down another path, you might very well regret it in the future. Also think “how will you feel when you’re 40 and waking up to go to work. Will you be excited to go to work? Or will you be like ‘ugh…hate my job’.”
I hope this helps. Would like to know what you decide, if you don’t mind :)
Heya to all my new followers! :) Thank you for actually clicking “follow” and hopefully me tumblr keeps you motivated and occasionally entertained as I can be quite a dumb dumb at times. Haha.
Anyways, to all me followers, have a good week ahead. Remember to always “be yourself and remember to choose the decisions that your future self will be proud of”.
Me: I’m going to get moving on applying for jobs here and back home. Also continue me research for the potential PhD.
Take care you lot!