I don’t want to lie to you and say that I’ve always knew that I’d end up in an art school.
Growing up, I always wanted to be someone who’d work in an office. Either as an employee or employer it did not really matter.
What muttered to me the most was becoming wealthy. So like any other kid in primary school you’d run and ask your teacher what they think you would be good at.
I remember one of my teachers telling me I should consider PR, accounting or marketing, it only made sense because the people I knew in those fields were “pretty rich” I gave it a lot of thought and by the time I got to high school I already knew what I wanted to do.
Fast forward to grade 11 when I had a conversation with my brother and he said that it would be great if I considered going to university, before then that thought hardly crossed my mind. I mean university seemed like a drag and a place for people who were strange (this was all based on the people I knew who went there.)
😃 I honestly thought that getting a matric would be enough and I’d go to a college get a diploma and I’d be good to go into the business world 🌎. Bare in mind I was a very smart kid with very average grades so obviously university wasn’t an option.
A year later I completed my matric and then it was time to go to college and get the diploma I’ve always wanted. When it was time for me to go and get a place at the school I landed myself a job for a broadcasting company. I then thought to myself that this job isn’t so bad.
After eight months of working there I was fed up and I left the company. In 2016 I remember I took an involuntary gap, that was when I had time to think about my life, and find out what it is that I wanted to do.
On one random day I remembered the career day we had at school, I remember created an A1 sized poster of becoming a film director (to be honest with you, I only chose that because I did not want to show up like every other kid with aspirations of being an engineer or a lawyer) part of the reason why I chose that particular field was because I had been watching tons of Tyler Perry and Adam Sandler films.
I submitted my poster and I got great marks for it, actually my poster got the best mark in the entire grade.
So as that thought crossed my mind I decided to apply at a film school and I actually got in, but even before I did there was a ton of research that went into that.
The following year when I had begun film school everything felt right. It felt like I belonged there and that was when I realized that if I had pursued my desires of being a business man who worked in an office, I would have felt lost.
To be continued…