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 I haven’t posted in a while and I feel so terrible about it. I started this post a few days ago and finally got round to completing it today. Basically its just advice I’m giving myself for my 2nd year of A-levels but I think it’s quite useful for anyone in still in education.
Begin as you mean to go on
Get into a routine early on in the year so that you don’t get stressed round exam season. For me that means going over my notes from the lesson at least every week.
Set realistic goals
I’m guilty of setting unrealistic goals, for example sometimes I think I will never be happy with my grades unless they are all As and A*s. I’m not saying you shouldn’t aim high because you should but aiming too high often means your just setting yourself up for disappointment. So for my A-levels I’m aiming for BCC at least, which is attainable as long as I work hard and stay focused.
For me they are just a way of staying motivated. When I’m feeling not so great or even just a little lazy I think of some wise words by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm’
Avoid making comparisons
In my 1st year maths class I used to compare myself to all the other guys in the class (there was only one other girl). I would make comparisons daily thinking that I must be so stupid because I wasn’t as smart as they were. So I think it’s important to focus on yourself and how you can do better for you.
Spend your frees wisely
So I have 4 frees every week and I spend them all hanging out with friends and having fun. What I should do is dedicate at least 1 of the frees to getting work done, that way I wont have as much to do at home.
I hope you found this post useful or at least a little interesting!