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Throughout my schooling years, I felt as though everyone around me knew exactly what they wanted to do after school- study to be a doctor, a dentist or an engineer. To say the least, I felt very very stressed because I had no idea what I wanted to do. How could I? I hadn’t ever experienced any of these jobs so how could I just pick one to do for the rest of my life?
I did heaps of online career quizzes, met with career counsellors and spoke to friends and family. Not one of these things helped to give me a clear vision of what I wanted to do after school.
If I had some good advice to guide me through this time, it would have been a lot less stressful. Amba Brown recently sent me a copy of her book “Finding Your Path: A Guide to Life and Happiness”. It aims to assist students in deciding what they want to do after graduating. Had I read it when I was in high school, life both in and after school would have probably been much less stressful for me.
“Finding Your Path” is a wonderful resource to turn to if you are unsure about what to do after school. The book itself is engaging and easy to read, with diagrams, illustrations and quotes scattered throughout the book. It is easily one of the most aesthetic books I’ve had my hands on! Amba does a wonderful job at exploring many different routes to take after school- from travelling to further study to working.
“Finding Your Path” is great at putting the world after school into perspective. It helps you to realise things that many people only realise long after they’ve finished school. You’ll learn that it’s okay to try different things and still not know what you want to do. You’ll learn that their are more options than you might have thought. And you’ll learn that there are many others struggling with the same things you are and that most students really don’t know what to do after school.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is unsure about what to do after school. I found it to be super relatable – Amba has been through what many of us are going through and wrote a book on how to tackle this difficult transition from school to adulthood.
It teaches you to trust yourself enough to create your own path after school- not follow anyone else’s. Amba provides unbiased advice and information so that you can make the best decision for yourself!
Thanks for some great advice Amba!
You can buy the book on Amba’s website!
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In the middle of high school, I began reading non stop. It was the perfect way to get away from the pressures of everyday life and get into someone else’s ideas and stories. I’m mostly a fiction kinda girl, but non fiction books ca be the most interesting some times! Here are a few books I’m hoping to get my hands on ASAP:
While I am not the biggest fan of poetry, I have a hunch that this is the book that will change that. I have heard so many good things about Milk and Honey and am dying to get my hands on it. Essentially, it’s a book filled with poetry about survival split up into 4 chapters, each dealing with a different topic. It deals with the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity. Topics everyone could benefit from exploring!
Okay I’m not going to lie to you guys and say that I haven’t read this book, but I’d happily read it again! This story by Jennifer Niven (I love her) follows a suicidal Theodore Finch. I think that everyone can learn something from this book, whether it be how people with metal illnesses may feel, how others react to it or how it effects people when a loved one passes away. All the Bright Places is definitely one of top 5 books!
I recently saw the trailer for this movie- it reminded me to read the book first! I absolutely can never ever watch the movie and then read the book! I heard about this book a while ago, but have always forgotten to order it. I’m sure we’ll all learn something about accepting everyone as friends regardless of their physical appearance. Get This one before the movie spoils it!!
The blurb of this book alone was enough to convince me that I need it! In todays fast paced world with so many opportunities, it’s easy to say “I’ll do it tomorrow”. I think we all do that sometimes and this book will be a great reminder to live in the now!
Okay I saw the TEDx talk that this book was based on and loved it! Chimamanda brilliantly explains feminism in a modern context and all the misconceptions surrounding it. She talks about the little things that women experience but men don’t notice. If you want to get a taste of the book, I highly suggest you watch this Ted talk and if you like it, get the book!