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    Hey there =]
    Well as the title says - I just feel as if I have no future (as well as no goals) and I don't know what to do. Lost doesn't even describe it >.<
    Everyone I know is getting on; Job, Uni, Apprenticeship etc. And I no clue at all. (Finished college with terrible results)
    I'm aware my life is completely in my hands and if motivated, I can achieve a lot. I just don't know what.
    Yeah this is kind of a babble... Can you give me some advice so I can figure out what I want? (Ha - big ask I know)

    Thanks!
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    It's easy to feel like that. There are plenty of people who don't know what to do and feel lost sometimes! Figuring out what direction to take in life isn't always straightforward, so please don't feel bad about it.

    I don't know what your results are, exactly, but maybe you could do a foundation year? Or a resit? Or maybe the Open University?

    Alternatively, perhaps you can take a year out and figure out what might suit you? If you need funds, you could try going for a job where qualifications are no big deal. It doesn't matter if it isn't anything fancy - you won't have to do it for the rest of your life, after all. It's just something to get you some cash, and the experience can be added to your CV. A lot of jobs will give you transferable skills such as teamwork, problem solving, customer service, and so on.

    If money isn't an issue, perhaps you could do some traveling and volunteering. New experiences might help you discover what you are good at, what you like and what you don't like.

    All in all, your college results are not the end of the world. You can acquire further qualifications, or find a position that you enjoy and work your way up. Plus, there are companies that will pay for you to gain more qualifications - earning and learning at the same time .

    Good luck in whatever you choose!
 
 
 
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