This is going to have to be a real short post today which I'm very sorry about. We're having the internet changed in our house, meaning there is no wifi- therefore, in order to get this post up, I've had to do a 40 minute run (hi-vis and everything) to a darling family member's house in order to use theirs and I want to get home before it gets dark. I guess really, I just wanted to have a quick chat with you about college/uni and growing up because you have to make lots of choices in your teen years and I know how daunting it can be to feel like your going into it, completely alone.
I've always been what teachers define as 'an academic student', meaning when I said I wanted to do a job which didn't involve medicine or chemical engineering, I was met with a gasp, a tut and a comment similar to 'what a waste'. Yet, these same people are the ones who also have the cheek to stand up in front of a whole assembly of students, or sit on the sofa across from me and say 'it's your future- make your own choices'. Not only is this insanely contradictory, it's massively damaging and confusing for a young child, trying to find their feet on 'adult territory'. I just want to remind you all that, yes those closest to you are only trying to look out for you, but sometimes they're not always right. Step back and don't let yourself be influenced by those who don't know what it really is that makes you happy. You know yourself better than anyone so make sure your making the right choices to suit you, your comfort and your happiness.
If you want me to do a longer post on this when our internet properly returns, let me know in the comments or on any form of social media (links are about) because it's something that I'm really passionate about and would love to tell you more about if you're interested in hearing it.