Ever since I was younger, I’ve enjoyed having long-term goals for myself. I felt they gave me a purpose and something to achieve. Even though the goals have changed quite drastically (Mum, Dad I assure you I no longer wish to be a “Hula-Hula Girl” on the “Streets of Hawai-i-i” – whatever that was) my aim has overall been quite simple: not lose sight of my morals, try make a difference, and do what makes you happy. Corny I know, but they are all quite logical and I hope that by following those three steps, I’ll be able to do what I love.
Whenever I speak to someone about their future, the natural thing to do is completely panic. That’s completely fine! I’m in the same boat as you: great-aunt Patricia has finished asking you about school and she goes onto the question that makes every teen tremble with terror: “what do you want to do with your future?” Sure, her intentions are innocent enough, but your mind suddenly draws a blank and you have no clue what to say. Talking about your future is a scary thing as a teen, considering you’re not allowed to go to the bathroom without permission but you have to deal with people telling you that if you don’t pass your GCSEs you’re essentially a failure. The way people put pressure on those choosing their GCSE options is ridiculous. You’re barely a teenager and you don’t even know what’s going on in your bodies, let alone your future. To anyone about to choose their options, I promise you, it’s not something to lose your head over. You chose what you enjoy, and what you’re good at. If you’re unhappy with your options by the time year eleven rolls round, don’t even stress it! You’ll be onto a bigger and better thing soon enough. There are always night classes and retakes and so many other options if you want to change your career path. No pressure just be who you wanna be.
Once you get over the initial fear and panic of your future, you’ll probably have some ideas about what you want to do when you get older. For me, this is quite simple, I have my ideal fairyland dream, my realistic dream, and my backup dreams. I’ll walk you through each one. Even though it may look like I’m facing the impossible, I’m not giving up and I won’t back down. I will achieve my dream and my goals for the future and then some. The future is as bright as you make it and my future is a freaking LED power efficient lightbulb with a control which changes the colour. It doesn’t burn out and it looks jazzy and snazzy too.
In the idealistic fairyland dreamworld, my blog will really take off. I’ll become an empowering activist, speaking about feminism all over the world, helping the world to become a safer place to live in. Unfortunately, as much as I wish, hope, and pray that it’ll happen, the chances are exceedingly slim. I’m a realist so I have my realistic dream and goals for my future.
My realistic dream is not the easiest path, but I am driven and as always, I’m a girl on a mission. I want to become a legal barrister – either for defence or prosecution, I haven’t decided yet. I want to work my way up the ranks and become a judge at the crown court. This, of course, is a very big dream but I am so committed, and I really want this. I’ve always been fascinated with the legal system, even more so recently as I love true crime and the barristers for those cases always appear so put together and persuasive. I think barristers do an interesting job and I’d love to be a part of that. I enjoy debating and making a change so being a lawyer combines two of my favourite things. How am I going to do it? Well, the plan is as follows: ace my A-Levels, get into an amazing law school – possibly international, hired as an apprentice at a law firm after my graduation from uni, rise up the ranks there, etc etc. I’m a woman on a mission, what can I say?
Of course, I have my plan C (and plans D through to Z but we don’t need to go into that). Plan C is to become a journalist. It’d be just like my blog, except for a wider audience and a different array of topics. It sounds like a fascinating job and I wouldn’t mind it at all.
There is no pressure to think about your life goals right now. You have all the time in the world! Just keep your head down and you’ll be A-Okay. I wish you all the best, don’t forget to like, follow and comment – I love hearing from you all!
Tati over and out 🙂