I was 11 when I decided what I wanted to do with my life.
“I’m going to be a journalist,” I calmly told my mum one afternoon.
“So, no more marine biology then?” she asked.
Umm, yeah – after a bit of research I decided that wasn’t for me, despite my eternal love of all things dolphin.
“No,” I told her. “I have to write. No matter what I do I will always write. That’s what I want to do.”
It sounds so simple doesn’t it? It always does when someone describes their career choices to you.
“I did this.” Easy. Bam. Done. Career made.
Except, we all know it doesn’t work like that.
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Careers are built with experience, with education and by making some seriously hard decisions about where you see yourself in the future.
I’m talking about the career choices that truly cement your future. The ones you look back on and think, “Man, I’m glad I did that”.