Like thousands of young adults applying for university each year, I was not 100% sure I was ready to choose what I wanted to be ‘when I grew up’. Fast forward a decade and I’m still not sure I know (or indeed whether I’ll ever be a true grown up). What I have realised is that the decisions you take in your late teens and early adult years do not dictate your future career.
After some hesitation and a last-minute switch from medicine to geography, I set my sights on universities as far from home (London) as possible. Medicine had seemed too vocational and firm a direction and I was pleased with the idea of three more years of my favourite school subject, geography.
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