-poem at bottom
So this week I decided to change the career path I have dreamed of since I was two years old. It was scary and kind of embarrassing as I didn’t know what else I wanted to do I just knew that wasn’t it, so I started my week looking at university courses in subjects I am interested in, quickly learning there are loads of courses but minimal jobs… Awesome.
So still undecided I attended my sixth forms, UCAS evening where they discussed uni life, how to apply and breifly the ucas system. Here I reached the conclusion I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, and that scared the hell of me. I’m 17 why do I need to know my life plan.
But then one speaker said something that I really liked he said
Most people have an idea of what their future looks like, mostly lots of money and travelling. So they pick careers they think will pay a lot to help them achieve this, however most of the time you either end up hating the job or it doesn’t give you the time you wanted.
So he said plan your job around your future not your future around your job.
This actually impressed me and I liked the idea, having a good paying job possibly won’t make you the happiest person in the world, if it’s not something you enjoy.
I believe that, Life is the longest thing we will ever be do, so we need to make it interesting and fun for ourselfs. We work until we are in our 60’s often for around 40 years! Why would we waste 40 years of our lifes in a job you hate saying but when I retire it’ll be better.
In my new and improved philosophy I say if you like it, do it. If you want it, get it. If it makes you happy, hold onto it.
We need to start thinking about what we want and what we enjoy not what will be the best looking or the safe route to take.
Our life’s are way too long and our childhood is way too short, so we need to make mistakes while we still can, and do the crazy risk taking things now.
Because when your 60 and decide you can finally take the time to travel, I doubt it will be as fun or that you will have as much freedom, at the very least you will need to wee all the time so might miss the interesting the part.
So live while you can, and in the long run I doubt what university course you did or didn’t take will make a difference. So just follow your dream, and don’t care if someone tells you that it’s not good enough.
You wanted a life
A life full of promise
Full of minutes and hours
Made of endless days
You wanted to travel
To see the moon on every continent
You wanted to fly across oceans and houses
To sore in the sky
Like a colourful bird
You wanted to smile
To hug cry and laugh
You wanted to love
With your love returned
You wanted to live
But you were too scared of life
So instead you sat still
The calm through the storm
You played your life safe
Until no risk was left
And now your still scared
But too empty to care
Life is too long, so fly
Fly my dear