Friday, 28 November 2014

Advice To My Younger Self...

So I was tagged in this by AJ from Writers Block And Broken Lenses and whilst I did intend to use her post a template, I've decided to only take this back to as far as 2012 when I started Sixth Form because it's something I really regret doing. This is going to be quite a reflective post because it's something I've been thinking about an awful lot lately. 

Earlier this month with college friends & Leanne 
It wasn't right for me and I mainly went there out of convenience because I lived nearby, I didn't consider any other options at the time and just picked options I thought were pretty career neutral. I got to the end of the year and I felt like I had nothing to show for all the work I did and I went through a really difficult time trying to decide what I wanted to do. Luckily enough a careers advisor paid a visit to the Sixth Form before I signed up for the second year and she recommended a college that was running a Level 3 BTEC Diploma course in Journalism and PR. It was a big decision to make and whilst I didn't carry on to do the extended qualification, it was the best year of my life and I met some of my best friends. 


From there I was referred to a work placement at a charitable furniture scheme for an administrative role in the front office, I was then transferred over the secretaries office to run social media accounts and act as a PA. Since then I have decided I want to pursue a career in social media and marketing, if anyone has any ideas or opportunities to get into this I would love to know! 

Anyway, the bottom line is that if I could go back and talk to my younger self, or even better do it again, I would have went straight to college and thought more about my options when I had a chance. I know I'm only 19 but there's still a whole lot of missed opportunities and experiences that would have helped me decide on what I wanted to do much earlier. 

I'm going to tag Lisa from Fabulous Habits, Pam from Pam's Stuff and Things and 1 Slice Of Lemon.

2 comments:

  1. I'd listen to that advice, but you know how I am with sticking to plans

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  2. It's not the same for everyone.

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