You know how it is always said that the mistakes that you make in your past will someday catch up with you? Well, I got to experience that first hand this week and it wasn’t exactly a pleasant trip down memory lane either.
Before this little journey was thrust upon me I must admit that these past few months have been a little exciting for me. I’ve started to catch up on my workload in my job, am managing to master this new maintenance system and I’ve finally decided to sign up for university in the new year. This last one I was particularly looking forward to due to need for learning new things to keep the brain juices flowing but if I was to be truly honest with you, I wasn’t always the most enthusiastic student.
As a teenager I was quite aloof, easily distracted and very uninterested in learning anything. I watched as people around me planned for their future whether it was with a full-time job, applying for university or heading abroad and as I looked on I became quite distant about my own prospects. I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life, where I wanted to be in five years or what kind of job I was aiming for and the more I was asked about my plans, the more annoyed I started to feel.
To put it plainly, I just didn’t care about my future right then and even though I had no idea what I was going to do once I left school what I did know is that I didn’t want to follow in other people’s footsteps. The next day I walked into school and skipped all of my final exams. Oh the idiocy of an irrational teenage mind.
The end result was somewhat of a disaster as you might imagine but surprisingly I wasn’t really devastated with myself for doing it. I still passed all the important subjects because I was doing quite well up until this point but a pass next to a fail still looks like crap on paper.
Of course now that I am looking into going to university these results could potentially prevent me from entering into a degree that I have chosen – I mean a pass is a pass, nothing more, nothing less – and because I don’t want the board to think I’m truly a flake I’ve voluntary decided to sit the STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test) which should prove interesting if any of the test questions are to go by.
What mistake have you made in your past that have come around to haunt you later on down the track?