I have no idea what the future holds.

I have no idea and guess what? Neither do the majority of students who come out of uni. There’s this big expectation now for us because we pay £9000 a year that we’re going to have some massive life plan and know what we want to do. For a lucky few that’s the life they lead and they know exactly where they’re headed in life. For me? Not so much.

I’ve been talking to so many people since I started uni about what I’ll do when I leave…I’m in my first year. I have friends who don’t enjoy their courses and even I dropped one half field subject. Even when you plan the future is never for certain. So many things could happen No People Club could go crazy next year and I could head off on a world tour, I could write my novel and no one want to publish it. I could graduate and go into so many different things, digital media, publishing etc. The thing is everyone has advice for you and a million questions too. The plan right now? I want to stay on and get a masters while working part time. I’m hoping by third year I’ll have an idea of what I want to do.

That’s the thing by third year we’re expected to know at 17 what to do for the rest of our lives and I’m still not sure what I want to do for a ‘real job’, we all have plans but there’s only so far you can go. I have to apply for internships, work experience and so on even to get a shot at a graduate training programme. I’m hoping that being a masters student will help me out though.

So here we go the question people always ask when I say I want to stay on for a masters degree why. Not many people understand why a first year wants to go on to a masters degree and it’s not what a first year usually says. The truth is that it’s something I want to do for me. I don’t want to just get a degree, I want to go that bit further because I love academia and I love being in that environment. I even want to be a lecturer one day which also means a Phd somewhere along the line.

These things could change in 3 years, anything could. I thought I wanted to be a teacher I tried it and felt like I wasn’t ready. I want to use my time at uni to really explore loads of different things. I mean the music and the writing is still my top goal, even with a masters that won’t change. I’m hoping that I’ll find something in the next few years anyway.

So what I really want you all to know, especially my 3rd year friends, is that none of us are 100% sure of what’s going to come our way, we can plan but that’s about it. So if you don’t know then who cares? You’ll find a way to work, to pay the bills. I have so many incredibly talented people that I know and love in my life and I hope they all continue their passions in some way because you might as well, you can’t see the future after all.

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22 year old lifestyle and mental health blogger over at www.chloemetzger.com.

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