I hate being bored. I’m an active person and I’m most certainly not the type that can sit around and do nothing for hours. Even when I’m near exhaustion, sprawled out on my couch with the television blaring I need to be doing something else; I’m the model dual-screener.
The first time I really realized there was any sort of perceived educational divide in Ireland was a few weeks after CAO offers. Chatting with a former classmate (who was off to a University) I mentioned I had accepted a place in an IT and her response was a simple “oh”.
There are a lot of instabilities when beginning college but two I never factored in was anxiety and lack of money. A vicious combination of the two led me to taking a gap year between my final secondary school exams and the big leave for college.