Sunday, 31 August 2014
The right path
It's that time of year when this weekend will have seen parents running around like headless chickens, discovering the shoe shop has sold out of their child's size shoe because it is a "popular size" and they will also discover that their child is the same trouser/skirt and shirt/ blouse size as all the other school children their age. Yes it's the weekend before the children go back to school, college and uni. It's so easy to leave it to the last weekend like most parents do even though you have had 6 weeks to prepare, I used to do it with my son! My son is now 18 and when he finally returns from his holiday in Malia he will be back to college on Thursday ready to start his level 3 Public Services and I wish him well for the next 2 years. As for the rest of my family, my niece and nephew Leah aged 15 and Luke aged 12 will be moving up a year in secondary school, my other nephew Kai will be 2 in October so this time next year will be starting to think about school/nursery but this year sees a big change for my niece Amy who is 18 as she is off to uni for the first time. She will be going to Bristol Uni to study English and Journalism. I won't lie I am going to miss her, I have always been close to Amy and I have watched her grow up from birth, she is a very pretty, clever and fun loving girl and I really wish her well! It's a big time for teenagers going to uni, not only is it a different building but it's also a different town/city and a different experience. It's a totally new chapter in their lives, some will love it and go on further and others will be homesick and be home by the end of the year, it's probably not for everyone but you won't know unless you have tried it. To all students out there I wish you well in which ever path you are taking, make the most of what you have learnt and are about to learn and if you don't succeed there are plenty of alternative paths to follow and you will eventually find the right one which will lead you to where you want to go in life!