The Next Step

Getting an education in the UK is compulsory, and you need to stay in some form of education until you’re 18, whether that be college, an apprenticeship or sixth form. For me, I felt the route of sixth form was the best path, although I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it. Don’t get me wrong, I still don’t really enjoy it, but the more I travel to university open days and interviews, the more it hits me that soon I won’t be in the same building I have been travelling to for seven, nearly eight years now.

From what I’ve read, university is one of the biggest steps to anticipate in your life if you choose to go down that road. Although I am beyond excited to go to university, I can’t help but feel rather sad and extremely nervous to leave the building in which I have spent almost half of my life in! However, the contrasting idea of leaving the building that has led me into this chapter of my life excites me, while also making me feel like a Disney princess embarking on their new adventure!

University was never my first choice for the future. I was so indecisive before I chose to study Media and Communications. I went from every job occupation you could think of. I believed I could be a music composer, a travel agent, primary school teacher, EVERYTHING! My issue was I knew how many opportunities there are in this world, and limiting it down to just one was mentally impossible for me to do! Oh, I still have no clue on what I want to do once I leave university, I have no idea how much I am going to enjoy university. But as it all becomes closer, I believe that I am starting to get closer to the future I truly want, while also realising that I am good enough and smart enough to go to university and succeed!

So it is about 5 months until everything is all done with sixth form, and the creation of unconditional offers allows me to be accepted into university before I even take my exams. This means, by deciding on the correct university, I am definitely going to university this year, and I am going to be embarking on this next step in my life. I still have no idea on how to feel about that, but I will tell you that when I get there!


(I have created this blog post more for personal experience. A few years down the line, I’m going to enjoy flicking back to this blog post and reading everything I was feeling at this current point in time. I want to see how much life has changed! Either way, I hope you have enjoyed!) 




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