Menulis dan berkongsi mengenai ilmu pengkajian minda dan tingkahlaku manusia merupakan minatnya pada waktu lapang. Pada waktu serius pula, beliau berkhidmat sebagai Special Needs Educator merangkap Assistant Psychologist di sebuah pusat Psikologi terkemuka, WeCare Allied Health Center. Jemputlah datang untuk dapatkan servis Psikologis. Sebut nama beliau, insya Allah dapat diskaun 😛
It has been a year since my graduation, the date when I ended my Psychology degree journey in Nottingham.
Eversince, I’ve been exposing myself with a lot of experience and wisdom, people and perspectives.
I keep telling myself that I wanted to be a trainer, PLF, consultant or anything related to that. During my degree, I’ve been thinking that I’m going to work on my own, managing my own company etc.
For one whole year since my graduation, I have been lying to myself.
I didn’t realize the business side of things. Regardless of wanting to open your own clinic because you are a doctor, a nursery because you love kids, a restaurant because you love to cook, there will always be a business side of things to be handled.
And I have failed to realize that.
For one year, I have been wasting my time, thinking that I want to be this and that, knowing that I am not really a business kind of guy.
Truthfully, I have been struggling with my inner self about this.
My greatest struggle of thought is, “How do I continue to live with this effort and income, let alone thinking of marrying someone and taking care of her (and my own family one day) with limited resources?”
With this thought, I applied for a job related to Human Resource in a lot of corporate companies, planning to gain the experience first on how the corporate world feels like.
However, something changed. Drastically.
It was during my return from our Ramadan Umrah a few weeks ago that I have come to realize, my strongest passion will always be about understanding human, ie, PSYCHOLOGY.
It doesn’t matter whether I am a trainer or not, my love and spirit in observing and analyzing human behaviour will always be there. In fact, it was the biggest reason why I left Engineering.
A bulb lighted.
With this newly profound clarity, I have decided to focus a 100% in my forte, and that is, PSYCHOLOGY.
I realize that my passion will always be about these two; Early Development/Childhood to Adulthood, or Mental Health/Clinical Psychology.
(I have something else in mind, but there’s no demand of it in Malaysia)
So, what does this mean for my career as a trainer?
One, I will consider it as my part time working experience. #GenYProfesional will always be there during the weekend, which focuses on Image, Resume and Communication Skills for Gen Y in Malaysia.
Two, I cannot be nothing but grateful for the experience I have been gaining since my graduation, especially my 3 months period in Training Cube International Sdn Bhd.
Because of my experience there, I realize that being a trainer is not my main passion. My interest was not 100% in there.
I am grateful that I made wrong decisions before. Because of these wrong decisions, it cost me my financial stability, marriage-life plan, learning experience and so much more!
However, because I have made a wrong decision, I now realized what is now the right decision. The decision that is the best for me, insya Allah. 🙂
With this clarity, I have begun my journey as a Behavioural Therapist, to help kids with learning challenges to learn about basic life skills (from Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and more!).
Give me 10 years. I’m aiming to be the Psychologist needed in our generation insya Allah. I have also come to realize that this journey, is a Fardhu Kifayah for me to take 🙂
Your Future Psychologist,
BSc in Psychology
University of Nottingham
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