My parent(s) wanted me to…
My parent(s) wanted me to pursue a sensible career in engineering or some other practical work path. My main focus in college was media - my main career path however was music - or as I used to tell people "If my music career doesn't take off, I'll always have my film degree to fall back on." You can see why my parents were worried. They ultimately calmed as I was able to actually earn a living working in television.