That ‘growing up’ feeling of fear

This past week my younger brother turned 18.
Today various friends are handing in their dissertations.
And in a few months I shall be finished with my Placement.

It hit me yesterday that I am about to be at that stage where I will no longer have education to hide behind from, suddenly I will have to face up to the reality that I am as qualified as all the other people I am working with, and that I am in fact ‘Grown up!’

I am lucky that I know what I want to do with my future, in that I want to specialise in education events that work with teenagers in the area of Government & Politics. Using interesting events that 11 – 18 year olds actually want to go to and enjoy to educate & inform in a more engaging way.

I have had the pleasure to work with various people & companies to gain experience in the field of the events industry. I have seen the challenges and joys of this and have learnt so much throughout this placement.

Bu none of this makes the realisation that soon all the ‘dreams’ need to be worked on to become a reality, and that the only person who will make this happen is myself!

My question to you is simple – Have you ever felt this ‘fear’ of growing up?