Please note that this is a free virtual event. To register for the course, please find the link further down

“Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself”

Monday, 8 Novemeber 2021 at 19h00 | ZOOM session

To register for this LEAD talk click through on the link: Where to Next? It’s OK to not know what comes next.

Where next? It’s OK to not know what comes next.

Presenter: Emmanuel Mazhuhwa & Justin Friend (Kingswood College Masambe Bridging Year Pupils)

Motivation, determination and drive does not only come from friends, family and the things around you. It is something that begins from within. Often we are so busy trying to find our “why” and our “purpose” from external sources, rather than looking inwardly and discovering your own strengths to As we come to the end of the year, the question, “What are your plans for next year/after school?” arises more often than many of us would like. Some are lucky enough to have made up their minds about their future well in advance whereas many are still struggling to figure that part out. The pressure is greater than ever from parents, family and friends As a 19-year-old going into the real world for the first time, one thing no one has told me is that it is okay to not know what’s happening next in your life and just take it day by day.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”

George Bernard Shaw

Key take-aways:

Pupils approaching the end of school should feel a bit at ease after this talk knowing that they are not alone with regards to their indecisiveness for the chapter that comes after school. I know the feeling of being near the end of a schooling career and thinking the weight of my entire future rests on a decision that must be made immediately. It is important to be reminded that this is not the case and that it is okay to not have it all figured out right away. 

Learning about how to stand on your own and not being so hard on yourself, realising that it’s your life and you must go at your own pace because it’s your own race.

About the speakers:

Justin Friend: I started my high schooling career at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth and from the get-go I had great aspirations and envisioned a bright future for myself. As the years went on the reality of having to soon decide on the next step became more prevalent. Faced with worrying uncertainty and a global pandemic amid my matric year, I had the idea of doing a BY at Kingswood College. Having been here for a year, I still haven’t quite figured it all out yet but I am certainly much closer. 

Emmanuel Mazhuhwa: During the final year of my high school career, the question about what was next came tormenting me, from making sure I got good grades, applying to the right university. I couldn’t bear the thought, until I got another year to decide on my future with this BY programme. I don’t have everything figured out but I’m in a better place of knowing what I want now.

Monday, 8 November 2021 – To register for this VIRTUAL event please click through on the link: