It has been a while
since my last update, I have had a long year, with many ups and downs. To start
of this is 2016, there is snow outside, and I am still alive, despite the
efforts of my illness. When New Year came round I was surprised, I wasn't ill,
nor was is in hospital or curled up in bed. I was happy.
Now we are in yet
another year and I am almost finished my college course, it has been
educational to say the least. I have added to my skill set and now know how to
code, and program and put together my own PC. This time last year I
was being told I would not be able to attend University. I was cancelling all
my plans to move on with my life, and past the pain of my conditions. Now, I am
finally planning on moving out. I have regained some control over my
illness-even if it’s only a little bit. I am getting my life back.
University asks, why I
want to study their course? Why media? Why journalism? Why production? The
answer is simple, I want to help people. I love all things in the creative
industries. I love words, films, news etc....because all of these things
have the power to change someone’s life. They have the power to make a difference,
even if it’s only to one person. This is a skill I will have one day. This is a
skill the course can provide for me.
I know the area has hundreds of applications every year, and I know I have been ill and have not
got any highers, but I have experience, and a passion for the subject. In
the coming week I will be attending interviews for different courses,
and all I can ask them for is a chance.
However even if I get no
offers to attend a course, I will still move to Glasgow, I will still keep
working on getting my chosen career, because last year, I gave up. I didn't want
to but I did, and I have never been more ashamed. This year my condition is
not going to get in the way of anything. I will not give up my dream.
Ask yourself, have you
ever given up something and lived to regret it? Can you still do it? Would you
change your mind?