When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor. It was greatly influenced by Susan & Ria Enes with their famous song at that time “Cita-citaku” :p. I know, It’s a very mainstream dream until now :p.
This dream made me love everything about science, biology to be exact, until I was at senior high school. I got the first rank in every daily test or every end of semester. Times passed,,, I read more books and got a lot of informations from seniors at my shool. Then, I was hypnotized by a title called “Nutritionist”. It was kinda cool, wasn’t it? Then I suddenly changed my mind XD
I took SPMB test after I’ve known that I graduated from high school. I didn’t prepare SPMB like my friend did. I just copied my friend’s preparation books and solved every questions in my home. Yes, I did it my self, without mentor nor teacher. At that time, I felt “nothing to lose” and have no burden whether I passed the test or not.
The D-Day came and I went to UNILA (University of Lampung) to take the test with my friends. I chose IPB as my number one choice and Biology in UNILA as my second one. I passed the test with smile in my face while I didn’t answer all questions because SPMB was not about how many you answer questions but it was, and it IS always about the strategy! I had to calculate how many questions that I answer correctly and I was absolutely sure about it. So, I counted on what I was expert on: Math, Biology, Bahasa. I just answer 4 question in Physics, and 10 questions in Chemistry =)).
Thanks to my God, IPB accepted me as student in 2006 and I passed the second test in IPB in 3rd semester to enter “Nutritional Science”. Then… I had studied in that major for 3 years. When I was in 8th semester, I felt numb and lost the chemistry with my major. Sometimes I felt I got a wrong major and I almost hate what I did -__-“ but I continued my study for my mother’s sake.
After I graduated, I had became a nutritionist in PT F*nt***a Indonesia… just for 5 weeks. I quited my job because I didn’t like how the company used what I learned in university to “fool” people. Hehe.
Then I applied to a NGO and shortly, it accepted me in May 2011. I became a general admin at first then a project monev in end of 2011 until now.
It is a bless to be a social worker in this NGO. Although I get some difficult times to stand annoying people, not to mention the salary I get :v, I find my self enjoy what I do here.
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