Stuck in a part time job with no direction in life. Please help. Watch
I'm 17 years old from Scotland and left school in September last year, a year earlier than most, as I had had enough of it and was desperate to get out into the real world. I hated highschool from the very start and have never wanted to go to Uni, as I think the only two things it's good for is the socialising aspect and the credentialism you receive - Unless you're going for a course with a subject that you are really passionate about. My aim was to get an apprenticeship of some sort but have been unsuccessful so far. I think this is mainly down to the fact that I am not really passionate about the roles I have applied for. (And because I absolutely suck at interviews)
Since the beginning of March, I've been working a part time job in retail. I'm thankful that I at least have that because otherwise I would be even more bored, lonely and lacking direction than I am now, which I feel a lot in my days off to be honest. I also don't have a social life. I spend my free time lying in bed, doing nothing but questioning my life choices and wondering how I can make my situation better. I talk to some friends online while we're playing a game but that's my only real connection to people. A few of them are also in my position as they have now left school as well.
The truth is, I have absolutely no idea what I want in terms of a career or what I want my life to be in general. I was also thinking about starting a small business but again, there's nothing I'm really passionate about.
I'm thinking about saving up until November, then quitting my part time job and going travelling across South East Asia for about 3 months. Is this a good idea? Or should I keep my part time job and apply for a full time job in the meantime while also looking for apprenticeships?
I would really love to travel but if it's going to create a gap on my CV or whatever I probably shouldn't, right?
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