Part of what makes the future exciting is that element of uncertainty…
If someone with the ability to tell you your future approached you, would you let them speak? Would you be curious to see yourself in ten years’ time, or would you walk right on by? A few would take the offer but I believe the majority would remain happy finding out as they moved through the years. Part of what makes the future exciting is that element of uncertainty – because the reality is that nothing is stationary and, with time, everything changes, so it becomes up to you to manipulate what you have and create the future you want.
The hardest and, arguably, most important part of it all is deciding where to start. Do you choose an area where you feel comfortable in, or an area that challenges you? With the amount of information we receive on different courses, it can be hard deciding between them, and this is where the majority of young people gets stuck. Most of the time it makes us more confused and it can feel as though you see all the options available, yet still you feel uninformed of all the possible paths which could take you to your destination. Ultimately, what it comes down to is asking around, sifting through various pamphlets, websites and prospectuses in order to build a pathway in your head to better visualise where you hope to head and how you hope to get there. There – simple!
It can seem overwhelming, but once you ask yourself the right questions, the entire process becomes more manageable and far less daunting. And if you’re stuck at the starting point or somewhere along the rest of the way, step into F block for some inspiration – the walls are covered with future opportunities and the careers advisers are there to help sort through the information overload and work with you to explain and explore the options available to you. It’s a big decision choosing what you want to do and where you want to go, so it makes sense to do your research and prepare yourself as best you can for the world which you create.