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20-08-2012, 19:56   #1
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If you could turn back the clock....

This time of year makes me reflect on my life all of the time because I see the little nippers getting offered all these fancy courses and heading off to college and it makes me realise how different my life could be had I just chosen a different route or a different course or had taken the time as a secondary school kid to take a step back and consider the future.

I've just qualified as a Barrister this year so there are some exciting times ahead and I've grown to love the law but sometimes I cant help wonder how on earth I got here! Why law!?? It was so long ago I cant really remember my reasoning.

IF I had the chance to go back to my leaving cert, I'd put in more work, go to a better school and apply for Physics with Astronomy & Space Science in UCD. I reckon that area would interest me and it looks like a great little course! Maybe even work toward becoming an astronaut! Would be a cool field anyways.

So AH'ers, if you could turn back the time what alternate route would you take in life? Solely work/education related I'm talking. I dont care if you wish you hadnt fingerbanged stacey from the block. Or if you are generally happy, is there even a "what if" in there somewhere?

Vent.

TL;DR - if you could turn back time, what road would you take? (No Robert Frost/Cher jokes please.)

EDIT - Come on folks, give us more that a 1 line answer, what do you do now and what would you rather be doing???

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Is the clock a metaphor??
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I'd avoid my current career like the fukn plague.
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I wished I stayed on in school and did something, anything! I am working in a post office now and i hate it. I wish I could o something I love. But I have too many bill to pay to give up work and go back to college.
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Is the clock a metaphor??
It's a metaphor for your digital watch.
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This time of year makes me reflect on my life all of the time because I see the little nippers getting offered all these fancy courses and heading off to college and it makes me realise how different my life could be had I just chosen a different route or a different course or had taken the time as a secondary school kid to take a step back and consider the future.

I've just qualified as a Barrister this year so there are some exciting times ahead and I've grown to love the law but sometimes I cant help wonder how on earth I got here! Why law!?? It was so long ago I cant really remember my reasoning.

IF I had the chance to go back to my leaving cert, I'd put in more work, go to a better school and apply for Physics with Astronomy & Space Science in UCD. I reckon that area would interest me and it looks like a great little course! Maybe even work toward becoming an astronaut! Would be a cool field anyways.

So AH'ers, if you could turn back the time what alternate route would you take in life? Solely work/education related I'm talking. I dont care if you wish you hadnt fingerbanged stacey from the block. Or if you are generally happy, is there even a "what if" in there somewhere?

Vent.

TL;DR - if you could turn back time, what road would you take? (No Robert Frost/Cher jokes please.)
Thinly veiled 'I got over 500 points in my leaving cert' thread.
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I've just qualified as a Barrister this year
How much do you charge per case?

Do you prefer cash or blood?
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I'd turn it back 30 minutes, fecking missed coronation street.
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Thinly veiled 'I got over 500 points in my leaving cert' thread.
Nowhere near it! I went the long route!
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turn back time to 1987 whenI **** myself in class and got bullied that I had to leave a year later aged 16 with no quals

had to leave town as was known as ****tycunt

25 years later and if I go back home somone will still call me ****tycunt
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"If i could find a way "
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I'm still feckin confused about what I want to do :/

I've considered doing a load of courses until something sticks but I'm too poor fo that.


How do you grown ups know what you want to do with your life?
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This time of year makes me reflect on my life all of the time because I see the little nippers getting offered all these fancy courses and heading off to college and it makes me realise how different my life could be had I just chosen a different route or a different course or had taken the time as a secondary school kid to take a step back and consider the future.

I've just qualified as a Barrister this year so there are some exciting times ahead and I've grown to love the law but sometimes I cant help wonder how on earth I got here! Why law!?? It was so long ago I cant really remember my reasoning.

IF I had the chance to go back to my leaving cert, I'd put in more work, go to a better school and apply for Physics with Astronomy & Space Science in UCD. I reckon that area would interest me and it looks like a great little course! Maybe even work toward becoming an astronaut! Would be a cool field anyways.

So AH'ers, if you could turn back the time what alternate route would you take in life? Solely work/education related I'm talking. I dont care if you wish you hadnt fingerbanged stacey from the block. Or if you are generally happy, is there even a "what if" in there somewhere?

Vent.

TL;DR - if you could turn back time, what road would you take? (No Robert Frost/Cher jokes please.)

EDIT - Come on folks, give us more that a 1 line answer, what do you do now and what would you rather be doing???
You did law, you're progressing in your career and you love your job - what's the problemo?!
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