For a long time in my life I have been drifting. I drifted through school without really thinking about where I wanted to be, what I wanted to do with myself. I had few goals. I was merely existing.
To some extent this behaviour has continued since I finished school too. My friends went off to university to study and further their careers whilst I’ve been working part time.
I don’t mean to sound like I’m complaining. I’m not. University wasn’t the best option for me at the time, and I’m glad I didn’t go.
Anyhow the point of this post is to encourage those of you reading this who are in a similar position to one I’ve been in. Growing up is hard. In your last years of school, you are tasked with making what feel like life-changing decisions. What subjects to study, which universities to apply to. And I know that some of you, maybe even a lot of you have no clue what you want to do with your life. It’s scary, but there’s no need to rush, contrary to what everyone else says.
Taking time out is not necessarily a bad thing. It does not mean you’re going backwards. Surely there is an advantage to finding out where it is you want to go.