As a student going into my third year at university I am at a stage where I feel like I should know exactly what I want to do as my career. But I don’t.

Really I think I should have known before I chose my degree, but I had even less idea then. So I chose to do American Studies as it is an inter-disciplinary subject that can lead to various directions.

I went through the typical phases when I was younger; teacher, actress, lawyer etc, being put off each the older I got. And now I spend nearly every day wondering what I would be good at and where I should start.

I envy those around me that know exactly what career they want and are already pursuing their dream because I feel like I should have it figured out by now. I realise people go into a career then later want to change because it wasn’t as fulfilling as they thought it would be.

Talking to friends I am not the only person in this situation so I know it’s not unusual but I can’t help but feel a bit worried about it. 

In my mind now I think it’s going to take me a while to decide and I need to do a lot more research and gain a lot more experience in different fields that I think I might be interested in. Then hopefully I will find something I’m really passionate about and will be brilliant at.