This is going to be a personal one!
I don’t quite know where to start with this one… my life is a complicated one. People who look at it from the outside think it is a good, happy life… I mean I recently graduated university and have my future all planned out, what else could I want right?
But that is not the case.
Yes, I graduated, but I was 2 marks off of a 2:1 and most companies that I would like to work for and training programmes I want to apply for require 2:1 or above… which is ridiculous. Those of you who know me will know that I want to go into mental health social work, helping people in various situations and supporting them to get back on their feet as well as looking to see if there are any other factors within their lives that I can change in order to better their mental health. Social work would be a tough job, with each case being unique but it will be such a rewarding job, being able to be a part of turning people’s lives around for the better. I know that not all cases will end in a positive way, but you have to take the good with the bad no matter what job you are in. If I do not get into social work, I would love to go into teaching. Teaching primary school children would be a really lovely and rewarding job to do, I love children and being a part of their development and growth would be amazing.
I am currently applying for a programme called Think Ahead, which specialises in Mental Health Social Work training. I am trying so hard not to get my hopes up… but it is something that I would really like to do and it would be a huge step towards my dream job!
If I do get through the application process and I am offered a place, I would start my training in July 2019 and I would need to be driving by the time training begins, so I am also currently revising for my upcoming theory test! Once I have my theory test out of the way I am hoping to start driving lessons again, fingers crossed things go to plan.
Enough of talking about my career based goals! What about the other aspects of my life?
When I look back on my life so far, overall, it is a good life. I was lucky enough to go to university, and come out with a Bachelors Degree! I have been on lots of incredible holidays with family, friends and my partner, I have made lots of wonderful memories and have achieved a lot personally too!
I have a good, supportive family, a small circle of close friends, adorable pets, and in general, I am in good health too! I have a lot of things to be grateful for, which I often forget about!
My boyfriend is also very supportive of me, looking after me when I have bad days and always being there for me to lean on. We have been together for 7 and a half years now and I look forward to seeing what our future holds.
We all have bad days… but that does not necessarily mean that we have bad lives.
I plan on applying for more jobs in the area that I wish to work in, I plan to continue my blog even when I eventually go into full-time work, I plan on settling down, getting my own house and building a life of my own… but I do not have a set timeline right now. I believe that things will happen when they are meant to happen… yes you still have to put the effort in and work towards what you want, but try not to put a time frame on things, as if for some reason after 3-5 years you are not where you originally planned to be, you will be disappointed and it will set you back and break down your hope! Circumstances change on a daily basis, different things happen when you least expect them, but that does not mean that you are not still heading in the right direction.
I know what direction that I want my life to go in and I plan on working hard to reach my destination… but I cannot put a time and date on when I will get there and that is okay!
What are you working towards? What do you love about your life and what changes are you hoping to make? Let us know in the comments below.