As cliche as this may sound, life is a like a rollercoaster. That’s the best comparison that there is out there. Life isn’t easy and we all have highs and lows at different stages of our lives. We might not realise it in the moment but everything happens for a reason and leads us to the desination that we need to be in our lives.
This time last year, even a couple of years ago, I would have never have thought that I would have been in the position that I am today for many reasons, good and bad. I never thought that I would be in the job that I’m currently in, even if it’s only as an apprentice at the moment, neither did I imagine how things would turn out in my personal life which I’m not going to discuss. I expected to be at the university that I love studying something that I’m passionate about and bettering myself, but life seemed to have different plans for me. I just knew that it wasn’t my time to be at university, even if it was the right place. I was miserable in all honesty and I needed to do what made me happy, which is important (here’s why). I don’t regret in the slightest because now I’m feeling a lot happier.
But, without going through that experience I would have had no idea whether university was for me or not. Yes, I had doubts prior to starting to university, but at the same time I wanted to give it my best shot and that’s exactly what I did. I had to go through this experience for a reason and I don’t regret anything at all. And if I hadn’t have left university then I wouldn’t be in the job that I’m in now which I’m very lucky and grateful for. Despite the fact that I didn’t expect to be in this position, it happened for a reason. The decisions that I’ve made and the position that I’m now in have definitely improved my mental health, even if I do still have bad days now and then. It’s still an improvement.
Everything happens for a reason, even if you don’t know what that reason is yet. I never imagined ending up in the position that I am today. You go through situations for a reason, to grow as a person and learn more about yourself. It’s never easy, but at the end of it all it’s worth it.