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Not sure what to do with life, uni, etc. Really need help watch

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    This is my first post so please bare with me, also, hello TSR friends!

    With 10 days left till the UCAS application deadline, I have been stressing out more and more about what I should do, whether to go to Uni, not go, take a gap year or what. I am currently studying English Literature and Art & Design at A Level as well as doing an OCR Level 3 ICT course (something like that)

    For just over a year, I have been considering studying Sport Journalism at University, but leading up to the UCAS deadline I've been doing more research into it and I'm not sure if it's what I want do. Not because I don't enjoy it anymore, but because I've realised that financially it is not worth and a majority of journalism-based jobs don't require the degree, but actually care more about the experience, I do not want to study a subject that is potentially a waste of time (apart from the NCTJ course).

    After this, I have branched out and looked at other courses that interest me such as: Creative Writing, English Literature, etc. But they all look way too difficult, and I don't think I could handle studying a very difficult subject combined with likely being the worst in my respective class if I took any subject.

    Finally, I have also considering taking a gap year to clear my mind out and take a break from education but I don't have any plan on what I could do. I'm struggling to get a part-time job at the moment, if I do take a gap year I'll need a full-time job, which will be even harder to get.

    Does anyone know what I can do?? I apologise for how long this is..

    Make a decision and do that, knowing that if it doesn't work out, you can make another decision. I think your thought processes are bob on, but you just need to commit to one thing or the other and go wholeheartedly at it.

    Good luck!
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    Taking a gap year will certainly help you and give you more time to reflect on your aspirations.

    And have some confidence, believe in yourself. I'm sure you have the ability to handle the subjects you mentioned. You have to work hard and study a lot, but if you have an organized schedule, I'm sure you can succeed.

    Try applying for some volunteering work that you can practice for a few months in order to gain some experience and then apply for jobs. Ask your relatives and friends if they know anybody who's hiring.
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