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    I finished 6th form in 2015 and in year 13 I knew university wasn't for me at all so I didn't go (I had the grades and everything I could still go but no) I enjoyed learning but hated school, I sat in my free periods a lot debating dropping out or not but I thought I'd better stay in education.
    Now 2 years on everyone around me is either in uni or working and seems to have their life planned. Don’t get me wrong I have a job that I sort of enjoy but it’s not a ‘career’ and I’m on minuimn wage. I honestly don’t have a clue what I want to do in life, I spend my days off looking for jobs but nothing stands out to me as a job I’ll love to do for the next x amount of years. I feel that not going to university was both the best and worst choices as I feel that I’m wasting my life away by not going but at the same time it was the best choice as I would be in x amount of debt just because I want to ‘fit in’. Now I’m here in January 2017, wanting and needing advice about what to do. I tried an apprenticeship in childcare quit after two days (don’t ask it’s another story for another day) someone please give me advice or if anyone is in my situation how are you coping?!?!?

    P.S I also feel that if I don't get into a career job soon I'll be stuck in retail forever and retail is not for me

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    I'm in a "career" job and still have no idea what I want to do. I've found something I enjoy, but still not entirely sure it's what I want to do forever.

    There's nothing wrong with not knowing, but it certainly helps to have an idea.
    You'll know if you want to work indoors or outdoors. With lots of people, or in a small team. Do you want to work Monday-Friday 9-5 or are you happy having a varied work week? Do you want it to be customer facing? Work with animals?

    Ask yourself what you enjoy doing, and find something you enjoy. That's the best way to approach it when you've got no end point in mind, find somewhere to start.
 
 
 
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