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liamkk112

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help me it’s okay to not have everything together. yea sure you dropped out with a 85 wam and now you’re slightly behind, but it doesn’t mean it’s over. 1-2 years extra isn’t really that much especially if you plan on going into med, given that if you’re specialising this can take several years anyway. there’s nothing stopping you from doing ucat again this year, sure it sucks but you’re not locked out of med forever.
and if you want to do a corporate job, there’s also nothing stopping you from going and doing a commerce degree now. i doubt that any business will care that you’re 2-3 years older than other applicants.
also, given that you started uni at 17, you probably have had pretty harsh expectations about uni and career and school results etc. but realistically about 50% of people go through what you do, they feel very lost about which career they want to do, switch careers and degrees multiple times and eventually find something they like. it’s stupid to think that at 17-18 years old, you should have your entire life and career figured out, but unfortunately that is what is expected of us, yet not everyone picks the right decision; as such don’t be concerned if it takes you until you’re older to decide what to do and pick the right path
 

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Very unique situation
its rlly not, a lot of people are in a similar situation to u
"Though relatively dated, a 2015 All About Careers survey found that 52% of its respondents – comprised of over 37,000 undergraduates and 1500 school and university students – had agreed with the statement: 'I have no idea what I want to do with my career'"
 
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plz get off this site yelling abt your situation here is probably the least effective coping mechanism

have you talked to your parents? like honestly told them everything and all these feelings. or a friend you trust, maybe an academic advisor at uni

people irl who care about you will do a far better job helping you feel better and giving you practical advice
 

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