Teacher’s pet

#8: Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her?

Today’s writing prompt is a tricky one! After spending half the day trying to think of who I could write about, I could only think of one teacher who, after taking his advice, has directly affected my life – even though almost 7 years later, it’s still not clear to me whether this has been for the better or not?! Back when my A Levels were nearing their inevitable end, I was one of the many students who still (frustratingly) didn’t have a clue what to do with their life. One thing was certain, I knew I wanted to go to University but I couldn’t decide on which path to take – amongst the degree topics up for consideration were Beauty Therapy Management and Psychology. However, after having a meeting with the head of Business A Levels, I asked him what he thought I’d be good at (after teaching me for the previous two years), he said that I’d be really good at Human Resource Management as I’m a people-person and extremely organised. Fast-forward to the beginning of my final year in my HR degree and I found myself with a strong dislike for all things related to Human Resources! ARGH! As you can imagine, it was not the most ideal time to realise that I didn’t actually like or even remotely enjoy my chosen degree subject, being faced with the most crucial year and of course the dreaded dissertation. However, at the end of it all, I still managed to achieve an incredible and if I do say so myself, a very well earned 2:1. Although, I do often find myself wondering whether my career path would have turned out differently if I had chosen a degree in English/Journalism … But this is destined to remain one of my life’s mysteries!