its okay to not know what you want to do

Hello guys, hope you are all well.

Today I want to talk about the future and university as I know the UCAS deadline is fast approaching (15TH JANUARY!!!). When I was in school and even sixth form I always changed my mind about what I wanted to do in the future. I went from wanting to be a vet, to being a social worker, to joining the Navy and even wanted to be a air hostess. However, somehow I always went back to wanting to be a social worker. I thought to myself if I don't become a social worker I could never be really happy. However to this day, that is no longer true. I'm currently at university studying Social Welfare Law, which wasn't what I originally wanted to do. I originally applied to do social work at every university I applied to and everyone rejected me, a part from one university who, yes rejected my social work application but then offered me an alternative, Social Welfare Law. Which at first I was a bit hesitant but the course leader later sent me an email explaining what it was about and how similar it was to social work. At the time it was the only offer I received and I just couldn't turn it down. I thought I could do this and then do social work after (which was definitely an option). But 4 months later, I no longer want to do Social Welfare Law and sort of don't want to do Social Work anymore either. I did research the course before accepting the alternative offer however I never realised how unfulfilling it would be. In other words, its boring. I honestly don't like it, I don't like the learning methods and I don't like the contents of the course. I am now in fact writing up another UCAS application to study Children's nursing. I feel like this course will fulfil me.

Basically what I am trying to say is whether you are doing your GCSE's or A levels it is completely fine to still not know what you really want to do. I know a lot of people who went from one dream to another at a levels because they didn't know what they really wanted to do. It's also okay to want to do more than one thing. Apply to do what you want to do and if you change your mind then so be it.
Also, if you don't want to go to university or you feel its not for you, then don't apply as there are other options like apprenticeships or going straight out there and getting a job.

It doesn't matter and don't feel pressured to do something if that's not what you really want, it's your future. But I really advise you to talk to your careers counsellor or something to help you to understand what is right for you and discover what you want to do even if it is more than one thing. It's really okay to not have it all figured out at 16-18 because I didn't and most people I knew didn't either. It's super okay to not know what you really want to do either, you can change your mind many times but in the end you'll figure it out.

So, good luck to those who are applying for university, I hope it's what you want and you get into where you want to go. Good luck to those doing apprenticeships and those who's going to work.
Hope it makes you happy! :)

If you're applying to university, what course do you want to study? Let me know! :)

Abi x

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