When I was 11, I decided I wanted to be a forensic scientist. I made the extremely stupid mistake of telling my parents this. That was almost 7 years ago.
Almost 9 years ago I started learning guitar. I never took it seriously until about 4 years ago. In the past four years I have learnt how to play acoustic, electric, bass, piano, a bit of drums, and I am currently working on vocals.
I was a child genius until about 8th grade. Unlike other students I would never have to study to get a good mark. then at about 9th grade, I started to average out, and since I didn't study, my marks dropped. Now they are average.
Because I told them I wanted to be a forensic scientist, they have put the pressure on my to do that. I have been pressured to do well in school, when I am struggling. I don't even know if I want to do forensics any more. If my marks drop, my dad is going to pull me out of my school (which I love).
The past year I have been dreaming about forming a Christian Metal band like Fireflight
. I hadn't told anyone this,
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My parents don't know about this. As far as they are concerned I still want to do Forensics. If I tell them I am not sure, they will pull me out of my school, and send me to a cheaper one.
I am in my last year of school. I have taken drastic measures to make sure I get good marks. I think my parents will respect my decision with the band, if I get a good enough mark to do forensics, so that if the band flops over, I still have something to go to. To do Forensics I need an ATAR (ranking, highest is 99.85) of 68.1.
My parents both dropped out of school. I have already made it further than both of them. But I don't think they would respect my decision with the band idea...