For anyone who has ever struggled with parental expectations, I understand your pain. After a decade of chasing the engineering dream and needing to convince my dad that art was also an acceptable career path—in Iran it’s commonly believed only doctors or engineers can be successful–I finally had his blessing. Now he is so proud of me for following my dreams! His support not only gave me the opportunity to pursue what made me happy, but by changing how he views success this newfound mindset extended into our home life too.
My younger sisters, now know they are free follow their own passions without worrying about approval from Dad – Cool Roj 😉
After years of struggling to build the courage, I found it within me to pursue my dreams – and not only did I achieve them but also opened up a whole new world of possibilities for myself. My dad was initially resistant due to his traditional outlook on life but once he saw that this choice made me happy, he changed his entire perception about what success looks like and offered unconditional support. Nowadays, whenever there’s an obstacle blocking my path forward or doubts creeping in from every side – all it takes is one look at him filled with admiration & motivation for everything else just falls into place!
Struggling with a decision? Have the courage to follow your heart. I faced an incredibly difficult choice when determining my major, but ultimately chose Art rather than Science – and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! The rewards have been countless: finding enjoyment in my career path, making progress toward fulfilling dreams, and most importantly receiving approval from those closest to me. If you’re feeling lost or unsure where life is taking you next, don’t be afraid; take that leap of faith! You never know what kind of successes await just around the corner.
Hope this helps! 🙂