From helping my mum around the house since I was small, to fixing my own bike, I've always had a passion for understanding how things work and helping out, so I knew that I had to find a job that would be hands-on. But I didn't know how to get there..
There are thousands of 'coaches' out there who have never been trained to coach, have never been coached themselves and have absolutely no idea where to begin or indeed where to end.
During the summer I was lucky enough to gain a place on the Walt Disney World College Program as a character attendant and I can honestly say it was the most unusual and inspiring experience of my life. As a child I always said I would love to work at Disney, but I never believed this could actually be a reality...
This week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released some encouraging news about the state of employment in the UK - youth employment is on the up. However, nearly a million 16-24 year olds are still left without work. For many young people, this is a desperate situation. Any length of time with little or no work is an extremely difficult cycle to break.
I was spoilt for choice and absorbed so much music; I couldn't bring myself to care that my nose had turned bright red despite factor 50, or that my feet hurt. It was utter perfection and I struggled to find the words at how much sheer joy there was. Not just for me, but for everyone who attended.
Come on folks, let's integrate all of our children into one school system. All our kids should go to the same school, grow up knowing that there are all types of people in this world and that they are just as worthy and worthwhile as everyone else in our society.
Danielle tells me how she came to organise a campaign against the Merriam-Webster dictionary's definition of the word 'pimp
Many people question an 'appropriate' time to take a gap year, often worrying that they've missed the opportunity or that that they are unable to commit to a full year. There is however, no right or wrong time to take a gap year, and no traditional length of time to travel for.
I'm not going to lie, the tuition fees are more than they used to be a year ago but that doesn't mean that higher education is out of the question for you. I myself decided this year to go to university and not once did the price ever come across my mind.
The first time I moved from home was a more delicate transition, going from Milan where I studied at a British school to the UK, it felt right and I knew what to expect. However, moving to Madrid was a whole different story.