Thursday, 19 February 2015

After high school? - Advice

Hi guys,

I'm pretty sure that some of you reading this will probably be in a similar position to what I was last year and you are trying to figure out what you want to do to college or if you even want to go to college.

1. Be comfortable

Don't let anyone pressure you into going to a certain college or taking a particular path and that can apply to anyone whether you choose to do A levels, Btec or an apprenticeship. Make sure that you pick what you want to do and also pick something you know you will enjoy and that will allow you to fulfil your potential. I still don't really know what I want to do after college so if you don't know then it doesn't matter, eventually everything will fall into place.

2. Don't follow your friends

Don't be put off a certain college if none of your friends are going - think of all the new friends you are going to make! At my college there was a few of my friends from school but my two really close friends went to different sixth forms and we keep in regular contact and we are still as close as we were at school. Also, some of my new friends at college, I already know that we will be friends for years to come!

3. Be yourself

When you actually get to college - remember that not everyone from your school will be there or maybe no one at all so embrace that - even if it scares you. College is somewhere that you are bound to make new friends and you can also reinvent yourself and become the person you want to be and not be judged by it. For me I liked that I no longer had to wear a uniform so I love getting to shop for college clothes. But, despite that remember to be yourself!

4. Make the most of it

I am only in my first year at college and it is already nearly time for my exams! So make the most of the time you have there. I don't ever to leave my college I love it there and I have made some really good friends. But, time is going way to quickly (I really wish I could have Bernard's watch and make time stop!). Don't think that are A levels are all about studying(even though they kind of are) I love getting free periods to either do work in the library or socialise with my friends and I really enjoy that aspect of college.

I really hope this kind of helped - I really don't know if it did but I wanted to write something like this as I loved reading posts like this last year when I was unsure of what I wanted to do!

Thanks for reading
Love El | Makeup and other junk