When things don’t go as planned….

So, as many of my friends and family will know, I have had one of the best years of my life living it up in Bournemouth. Alongside the partying and fun, I’ve been studying at University. But, the year didn’t turn out as I’d hoped. Something personal happened that meant I needed to retake an exam during summer. The realisation that I had failed was something that was really hard for me to comprehend. More to the fact that many people pointed out to me that nobody fails University and it is easy….This really affected me and knocked my confidence. There have been many times over the summer where I have severely considered whether the University route was right for me. I questioned whether I was doing the right thing or not. I don’t give up that easy, but I had to reconsider what I wanted. University isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would have degrees and they wouldn’t be worth getting. Just because you don’t normally hear of people failing doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. It’s a norm in our society for most 18/19 year olds to go to uni and it’s expected that we should know what we want to do. Before we have even left school we are bombarded with life questions. What job would you like to do when you are older? Where are you going to Sixth Form? What are you going to study at University? Where are you going to University? There is such…

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