When I met with my careers officer in 1996, he set out various career options. They consisted of the following: Bookkeeper, Beautician, Administrator, Nurse (which required a degree).
Whilst I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do, I knew I did not want to do any of those.
University was out of the question for me as I had no access to funding. Also, I did not meet the entry requirements to start the necessary pre-university qualifications – I had not acquired a single credible grade (except for science) but more on that later.
To cut an exceptionally long story short, I went to my local college and opted for a computer-based diploma and my career evolved from there.