May I introduce to you the Lovely Jenny ,who has written an AMAZING guest post for my blog!! Being one of my favourite bloggers, I am honoured to introduce this guest post. Jenny is talking about her hopes and dreams for the future! PLEASE remember to check out her fabulous, consistent blog. I'm sure you'll adore it as much as I do....
Getting children to think about and chase their dreams from such a young age is great. The only problem is, we haven't entered the huge, wide world yet. We don't realise just how many jobs are out there - film directors, journalists, forensic scientists, councillors... the list can go on forever.
When I was aged 14, I was sent on work experience at school. Still then, hardly anybody actually knew what they wanted to be. I decided to do my work experience in the local Cattery and Kennels. I have always loved animals, and a dream of mine would be to work with them. However, after a day doing work experience there, I realised that it just wasn't for me. I think part of it was because I didn't get on with the people there, and I didn't have much self confidence, but I came home really unhappy.
Therefore, although I thought it was a bit silly to do work experience at an age when you are unsure of where you want to be in your future, I think it actually was a huge learning curve for me. My love for animals still exists strongly in my heart, but it made me realise that working with them perhaps wasn't my true desire.
Two of my favourite subjects at school were Media and English. For my A-levels, I chose Media, English and Psychology. I loved all of them. Psychology however, was really tough. Enjoyable, but tough. I did go through a stage where I was interested to pursue it further, but I don't think I would have coped with it. At around age 17, I knew I wanted a career in the media.
I applied for university and had interviews in Journalism and Media Communications. After receiving an offer from both, I chose Media Communications for my studies. I absolutely love my course. It is mainly theory based - which many people I tell that to look at me as if I am crazy, but I love writing so I think the course is perfect.
However, I am now aged 20 and in my last term of university and I am still not 100% certain of my life dreams. Whenever people ask me "what are you doing when you leave university?", my reply is always, "I'm not sure yet". They look at me as if I must be insane, doing a degree but not knowing what I want to do. But I'm not. In fact, a lot of people are in the same position as me. There are so many different careers out there, it is tough narrowing it down and making a choice, especially when there is so much competition these days.
I have finally decided (well, I am 95% sure), that I want to be a writer in the media. Whether it is writing reviews, writing articles, writing feature stories; I'm not 100% sure. But I am passionate about writing, and I'm pretty sure it would be my dream job. This is a reason why I have set up my own blog at last. It gives me more experience with writing, a chance to engage with others who are passionate about writing, and a chance to develop my career further.
If anybody reading this is panicking because time is ticking on, and you still don't know what you want to do with your life - Don't panic! There is no point rushing into something that your heart is not completely set on. Take your time, think about all of the possibilities, and it will soon become clear to you what your dream really is.
Wow, wasn't that insightful? This article certainly has inspired me. I hope you enjoyed it too. Remember to check out the lovely Jenny (click here!!) . One last thing: I must say a massive thank you the splendid Jenny for this wonderful blog!
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Thank you for reading... Love Sophie xox
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