Hey– I’m Jay, I’m 16, and I’m in my last year of high school. Thinking about my future can be stressful, but I have so many opportunities to be excited about. In the midst of exams and lockdowns, I’ve enjoyed thinking about what’s next for me in life.
That’s why in this series, I’ve been talking to people who have been down this road before. In this episode I talked to Corey Tutt– when he was a teenager, he felt totally lost– his best friend killed himself and as a result, he’d lost his passion for Australian wildlife.
Since then, Corey has won the Young Australian of the Year award, and started Deadly Science, a charity which gives STEM mentoring and resources to indigenous kids around the country. One of the things he taught me is that there’s nothing wrong with taking a few twists and turns in life. As someone who’s looking into a career in the creative arts, it’s a good reminder that there are so many different paths you can take and still end up where you want to be.
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