Before I get started I just want to apologise for not posting this yesterday. By the time I’d gotten home, made my dinner, did chores and homework I was really tired and didn’t get round to blogging.
Here are the links to part1 and part2.
The thought of being 18 and out in the big wide world is scary but also exciting.
Sometimes I sit and think about my future: my career, my friends, my experiences, my boyfriend, where I’ll live…
When I began typing up my answer to the question ‘What do you want to be?’ I only planned to write a sentence or two but as I got typing my brain started whizzing with thoughts and I wanted to share them with you.
So after all this I still haven’t reached a specific answer.
I want to be a pioneer, an innovator, inspiration and HAPPY (I know its kind of cheesy but I haven’t mentioned it at all which is pretty surprising).
And that is what I want to be,what can I say I’m a clueless 17 year old with big dreams, high hopes and millions of thoughts to share…
If you missed part 1 click here.
University has never really appealed to me, their was a short time when everyone else was applying that I thought maybe I ought to jump on the bandwagon. Honestly I feel like I’m not ready for Uni right now, but maybe in a few years I’ll be ready.
My plan is to do an apprenticeship (I haven’t decided in what field though???). I know you might be thinking ‘errr really…’, Apprenticeships get a lot of slack: ‘a cheap poole of labour’, employees in false consciousness to their exploitation, easy to hire and fire, pointless qualifications, long hours low pay (and the list goes on)…
Its not true for all apprenticeships (that’s all I’m going to comment, as if I go into any more detail, this post is going to turn into a very looooong essay!)
The kind of apprentice I’m looking for is:
- In my city (unless they provide accommodation, as I won’t be able to afford to move away from home).
- Lasts for at least 2 years but preferably 3 or 4 (I like the idea of planning out the next few years of my life and I’m not a big fan of spontaneity).
- A higher apprenticeship (they require A levels which I’ll have completed in a few months).
- One that on completion will leave me with good experience or even a job and a qualification respected by other employers.
Tommorow I’ll be posting the last section: ‘What do you want to be? part3’
I want to be a pioneer, an innovator, an inspiration.
I want to be a hard worker and have a positive effect on people in what ever way I can.
I have no idea what I want as a serious career.
In my ideal world I wouldn’t have to settle for one thing. I’d be a writer, a minor designer, work with young people, be a public speaker, help people, work in architecture, work for a magazine.
In reality I don’t think I can have it all. At the same time as me wanting to be realistic, I don’t want to have to limit myself and settle for one thing.
I’m currently 17 and going to 6th form but in 5 months I’ll be be finished doing my A-levels all my exams will be over. I’ll just be waiting for results day!
Its such a scary thought that in September most of my friends will be going off to university, studying: maths, accounting, biology, fashion, law, bio-med and politics to name a few.
If you like what you’ve read so far there’s more to come!
So my main group of secondary school friends and I are drifting apart. It started at the end of secondary school when I decided to go to a different college/6th form to them.
We still keep in contact and message each other every few weeks, but I have been starting to wonder whether it is a friendship worth keeping.
I’m thinking do I just leave things as they are and let us drift apart slowly but surely or do I just cut ties with them, hmmm……
Let me know your thoughts in the comments- it would be much appreciated!