Right now, you think the path is linear. It’s school, then university, then a job. But it’s never going to be a straight line. And that’s part of the fun. Or the ‘rich tapestry of life’, as your gran used to say.
There will be periods when you’re out of work. You will fall into and out of jobs, take career detours, and pivot. One minute you will be higher than the sun, the next falling through the floor. You will be lucky enough to travel the world, meet amazing people and win awards.
Remember what I said earlier about cutting your parents some slack? Seeing your Dad running his own business as you grew up was part inspiration, part terror. Now you’re working for yourself and you know exactly why. But he made it work, and so will you.