I’m sure many of you reading this will be in the process of doing some kind of exams, whether it’s GCSEs, A Levels or uni exams, I’m sure the pressure is really building.
But today I wanted to write a post to let you know that you’re not alone, and that whatever stress you’re feeling now, it will be okay. I know I’m not in any position to preach about life, I mean, I’ve literally only just turned 19. However, this time last year I was in a similar position. I was just finishing up my A Levels and my plan was to go to uni in September.
But then I got my results, and I massively freaked out about what I wanted to do with my life. All my life, I thought uni was the only option for me, which seemed like the most obvious choice. It wasn’t for me.
I’d always planned to go to uni and study law but when I had to make the decision, I decided that I just couldn’t do it. My biggest fear was disappointing my parents, but I knew ultimately that they just wanted me to be happy, and if that meant me not going to uni then it was okay.
I’ve always had this unbelievable need to please people; I hate disappointing anyone or letting anyone down. But I soon realised that I wasn’t doing that at all by not going to uni. I think I would have let my parents down more if I simply wasn’t happy.
Now, I can safely say that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I figured that digital marketing *might* just be the career for me, and I’m thoroughly enjoying pursuing this goal. I’ve got an amazing support network around me, and the most incredible family I could wish for. My boyfriend is the most awesome, supportive, loving person in the whole world and everyday he makes my life better and happier.
So I suppose the point of this post is to tell you that it’s 100% okay to not know what you’re doing with your life. I would have never in a million years guessed that my life would be this way (very tempted to sing that to the Friends’ theme tune…) but I’m SO glad that it turned out the way it did.
If you’re panicking about life and exams and uni at the moment, then really try not to. It’s one of the oldest cliches in the world, but I genuinely believe that everything happens for a reason. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.