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I dont know what i want to be when im older. HELP watch

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    Okay i'm 17,
    in high school i really wanted to do childcare and then i did level 1 last yr and now im doin level 2, i'm not really interested in it anymore.. Idk what to do now.
    I actually dont have in mind what i wanna be..
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    well.... what do you want me to do about it?
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    Me neither and I'm 19
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    I guess maybe you could try to find new hobbies and see if you can find anything else you're interested in?
    I'm sure it'll turn out ok!
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    (Original post by Sakurablossoms98)
    Okay i'm 17,
    in high school i really wanted to do childcare and then i did level 1 last yr and now im doin level 2, i'm not really interested in it anymore.. Idk what to do now.
    I actually dont have in mind what i wanna be..
    Aww, did you realize it's not just sitting around pretending to be someone's mummy for a few hours a day?

    Tuff **** :nopity:
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    To be honest nobody really knows what they want to 'be when they are older' I'm 21 and I'm still struggling I'm sure even people with stable careers are still exploring to find the job they really want. I think it's all about experience and following what you enjoy the most. Don't rush, take your time choosing the life you want, it is all about trial and error and learning as you go long don't fret over it now you are still way too young. I don't think I even thought about it at 17 lol. Good luck 👍🏻
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    Why is it that you aren't interested anymore ? Is it because caring for children isn't as fun, or is it the caring process that you don't care for. I knew a girl that switched from childcare into social care and she is loving that now.

    You just have to figure out what it is that is making you feel dissatisfied at the moment. You are only 17 so you still have plenty of time to settle into a course/job that you feel happy about progressing in.

    Sometimes it can be the study of the course itself that becomes disinteresting and you just have to look at the overall picture. Sometime in my course, I don't like particular subjects or I just get annoyed with the educational environment, but then I think about graduating which makes me feel better as the study of my degree is more boring than the practice (Law)

    Hope this helps !!
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    Aww, did you realize it's not just sitting around pretending to be someone's mummy for a few hours a day?

    Tuff **** :nopity:
    There's no need to give the person a hard time.

    They are obviously going through an uncertain period and they don't need insensitive people like you making them feel bad about their choices.
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    If you enjoy working with kids, have you considered primary teaching? I stumbled across it whilst I was doing community work in order to join the Police. After taking part in a few lessons, I really enjoyed it - and now I'm hopefully off to university to qualify as a teacher with a specialism in modern languages.

    At the end of the day, you're 17. You've got plenty of time to decide, don't panic.
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    (Original post by FaisalNaeem03)
    well.... what do you want me to do about it?
    Shut up
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    I still don't really know what I want to do, and I'm 24.
    Though at the end stages of limiting it down.

    Think about what you enjoy, and what you may be good at.
    Use the Prospects Planner, a really good tool!
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    (Original post by Sakurablossoms98)
    Shut up
    huh?
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    (Original post by evalilyXOX)
    There's no need to give the person a hard time.

    They are obviously going through an uncertain period and they don't need insensitive people like you making them feel bad about their choices.
    :yawn:

    Where I live, every dosser and her sister goes and studies childcare, because they think it'll be an easy couple of years. And they all drop out when they realize it actually requires them to apply themselves.

    Maybe I'm wrong assuming this is the same sort of case, but seriously....

    Not only that, but nobody really knows where they want their life to go at seventeen, unless they follow a childhood passion. Most people flirt with different ideas at different points. Saying OP is at "an uncertain period" is like saying a bear ****s in the woods.
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    (Original post by Tootles)
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    Where I live, every dosser and her sister goes and studies childcare, because they think it'll be an easy couple of years. And they all drop out when they realize it actually requires them to apply themselves.

    Maybe I'm wrong assuming this is the same sort of case, but seriously....

    Not only that, but nobody really knows where they want their life to go at seventeen, unless they follow a childhood passion. Most people flirt with different ideas at different points. Saying OP is at "an uncertain period" is like saying a bear ****s in the woods.
    I know a lot of people who have went into childcare for the same reason as you have mentioned, but there is no need for you to share your ideas in such a negative way when the girl is just asking for a little bit of help.

    And yes she obviously is going through an uncertain period as she is questioning whether she wants to further pursue her previously desired career choice. And no there are plenty of 17 year olds who are certain about their choices, at 17 i knew what I wanted to study, but i still have days where I question the decision i have made and all I need is a little reassurance.

    There is a difference between sharing your view with regards to the 'typical person' that you have seen pick childcare, and sharing an opinion that is extremely negative and damaging to the OP.

    All I ask is that you think before you post.
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    OP, people change careers at least 3-5 times across their overarching 'career'. Don't worry about not knowing what you want to do or be.

    What I'd focus on right now is finding a) what you enjoy, b) what you're good at and c) industries that interest you. If you can do a sort of venn diagram of the above, you'll find yourself going along the right lines. This works as well for choosing uni courses except, just ignore the industries bit.

    You've got your whole life ahead of you, it's OK not to have all the answers now. I personally am very vested in my career ambitions and know how to roughly get there but I'm also open to the possibility that life might make that course a longer one.

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