Not too long ago (8 years to be precise), I sat down and thought about what I wanted to do with my life.
Many of my friends had already decided. One of my friends was going to be the greatest librarian (and she’s well on her way to being one) whereas another just wanted to work in retail. I had no clue, and being a bit of a dreamer, I opted to study what I loved most: Film.
The course was nice, but not practical enough for me, So I lost out on a better start than I wanted. I can’t complain too much as a uni friend jumped courses midway through the first year and went on to make a decent and successful documentary. I didn’t follow suit because I wasn’t sure what I really wanted at the time.
…make yourself goals…
The best thing to do when thinking about where you want to go in life, is make yourself goals. Simple things that can be achieved but reap great benefits. If you want to get fit, then give yourself 6 months to do it. If you want to write a novel, write a few pages every day and you’ll get there.
When it comes to university courses then do your research, find out where your heroes went and how they shaped their careers. You’ll thank yourself in the long run.
On the other hand you could wing it like me and end up in an amazing PR job. Life is full of surprises, but without them it would be incredibly boring.
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