Friday, 27 June 2014

Where to go from here - Medical or...?

Summer 2014 - After completing my A'levels this year, it is time to decide where to take my career from here on out. My major subjects - Biology, Chemistry and Physics - kind of narrow down my options and leave me with a few choices. Dropping Mathematics in my second year of A'levels is something I regret a lot because it now means that I can't apply for any engineering colleges. (And I quite like Maths!) Anyway, now I'm just working for the MCAT - Medical college admission test in Pakistan. 
To be honest, I hate biology. And I am kind of a blood-phobic. But I still chose to give the test. Why? Well, here's a few positive points about doing medical that helped me, and might help you too if you're stuck at a crossroads like I was.

1. Being a Pakistani, there's not much scope for a variety of careers. The most honourable and respectable occupations are either a doctor or an engineer. 
2. Even though I hope to be a published writer one day, I need a stable future anyway. Anyone can be a writer, and that's what I love most about it. You don't need any special qualifications to be a writer. All you need is a strong voice and colourful ideas.
3. I spent a few days with my sister (who is in her second year of King Edward Medical College) in the college hostel, and I must say, it looked quite fun! It wasn't all stress and burden from the medical studies. In fact, it was quite the opposite. 

There's a lot more that got me travelling this road, but I finally chose it. So if you're stuck at making some important decision, just try to get to pick out the positive points of the options you have and then choose. Never judge with a cynical eye. 

UHS Lahore - the head of all the medical colleges.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Hey there everyone! 

So after trying out sketching, writing, editing, graphic designing and a lot more, I realized that my true passion is to write. Yes, I'm unpublished currently, but I am working towards the publishing process. Anyway, I made a blog to keep my writing skills online alive and to keep an update of my writer's journey, and also to keep a journal for the little things that happen in my life. I hope you find them interesting, because even though my life isn't perfect just like any human life, it's still beautiful. And maybe it's the imperfections that make it interesting.

In case you're wondering, the name 'subtly gold' actually means something to me. 'Gold' because the initials of name 'AU' represent the element gold in the periodic table (nerd alert!), 'subtly' is just a nice adjective to go along with.

P.S. Slainte means 'cheers' in Irish. :)