Taking up this job has made my decision stronger. I am going to work with children, whether it be in the paediatric ward, courtroom or in the classroom. I’m not completely sure what it is exactly I will be doing as a career (depending on where the tides take me this year and how much I am going to work at it) but I know for sure I want to be around kids in the long run. For 6 years now, I’ve been interested in 3 careers, without much hope of choosing one with 100% heart; dietitian/physiotherapist, solicitor or primary school/kindergarten teacher. I know it was early days back then thinking about what I wanted out of life, and at first I thought it would all come down to what career pathway you chose. And in some ways, it does. But there has to be a more deeper, profound thing you are looking for. I never thought my current holiday job would have so much impact on me as it has, I love what I do or more so being with the people I am around. It’s a breath of fresh air with children - they can be so devilish and then at times be the most angelic people in the world. It’s amazing how much more different things you learn from what they do and say opposed to people you talk to everyday. That’s not to say, the words or actions of older people/people my age is worth any less. But it’s just a different kind of world you learn about. It takes you back and makes you wonder about the things you did when you yourself were that age. It’s the same kind of warmth you feel when children and babies smile and when you see someone you love. It’s an unselfish world you live in when you want to make someone smile because you can, especially when it’s a much more easier job to make a child smile then someone passed the age of pretend. Because that’s what happens, barriers are broken down and you soon learn about the more terrifying things of life - things that harden your heart and things that make you want to cry. It’s harder making a person past that age smile. That’s where I want to be most of my life in the future, whether it be a dietitian/physio in paediatrics, a children’s/family court lawyer or a primary school teacher. That’s what I’ve decided and when I read back on this post in a year’s time, I sincerely hope that is exactly where I’ll be.