For many people, this is one of the final stops before adulthood. University is still the most common path chosen, but as professions change and work culture evolves, new and different post-18 paths are being introduced. Although this brings many opportunities to pursue non-traditional jobs, it can also make choosing your next step much harder. There’s more room for risk as well as success.
Expectations to have a methodical plan for your ideal life can weigh heavily on young people. Sometimes, people do not feel able to truly choose the option for them, they may feel forced to choose something that has been tried and tested and approved by everyone else.
Whichever path you choose to follow, remember that happiness down the road doesn’t have an expiration date.
Whichever path you choose to follow, remember that happiness down the road doesn’t have an expiration date. This is a message that has been repeated time and time again, but not entirely trusted. There’s no deadline that you must live by because, just like everything else, success will have non-linear moments of effort, setbacks, doubts, and achievement.
There truly is no perfect blueprint for your future because it’s your future.
There truly is no perfect blueprint for your future because it’s your future. No matter how scary it is, own it. Because one day you will look back and know that you made the best choice for you, with the information you had available at the time. Plans, aspirations, and mindsets change. So, be proud of what you have already achieved and keep reaching for what is yet to come.