Monday, 10 February 2014

Figuring out what I want to do with my life

Before Christmas I think it is safe to say that I was driving most of my friends and family mad because I had realised that I didn't want to a pursue a career in my degree field (Zoology with Conservation) but the problem was I had no idea what it was I wanted to do instead. Ever since I was little I had wanted to be a Vet but when it came to A- Levels I realised I wasn't going to get the grades needed for that and so opted for Zoology instead. 

Don't get me wrong I do enjoy my subject and degree, I just don't have the passion and strive for Conservation anymore which I feel is essential in such a field!!! After a lot of soul searching I have decided that I would love to be a Primary School teacher which means applying for my PGCE in November. This might sound like a while away but as I have only just decided to pursue a career in teaching I have limited experience and therefore need to spend the next seven months making my application as strong as possible. 

I feel like such a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders now that I finally have a career direction and I have something to aim towards. Since deciding on my future career I have found that I have been much more motivated in doing my work as I want to have the best degree possible to put on my application.

Have you decided what it is you want to do in life yet? 


  1. Ahh congratulations on finding what you want to do in life! I graduated in July and still have no idea so you're already a step ahead of me :) xx

    1. Thank you! Hoping I can acheive it! :) Good luck figuring out what you want to do! :) xx

  2. Don't worry I just finished my A levels last summer and had all plans in place to go to uni to study natural sciences, before realising this was not at all the course for me. I have therefore been working as a sports and dance coach in primary schools. This has really spurred me on to become a teacher with specialism in sports and dance. I know that this has taken me ages to work out for myself and I'm such a ditherer so it may all change. I'd love to hear about the process of the PGCE for the future though.
    Kate xx
    p.s. sorry for the essay comment!