I have really noticed how my attitude to education has evolved over the last number of years. When I was in High school, it was the least of my priorities. I didn’t go if I could help it. Only going to the classes I like, which without surprise I excelled in. Such as English and History. When I hit my social stride in my early twenties, employment and education were of little importance to me. But in the last two years, I have really come to realize what I was missing out on.
It’s always the things you don’t do that you end up regretting. But, I don’t regret doing things this way, It’s only been in the last 2-3 years, that I have really given serious thought to what I want to do, which is to be a journalist or a lawyer. It has been my life experience that has led me to these career paths. But, if I was to meet the old me and could tell myself one thing, it would be to stay in school, at least until I got my Leaving Certificate/Highschool diploma, even if I didn’t go to University straight away, I would always have it to fall back on.
Now I am at a place, where I will be returning to education in the coming months and I am excited at the prospect, but I am not going to lie, the commitment is a daunting prospect and on more than one occasion have been tempted to run away. So my advice to my current self is to persevere, and make sure it happens.
STAY IN SCHOOL MOTHER FUCKERS.