Hi, I hope you are well. Thanks for taking the time to read my story and hopefully get to know me. My name is Chris, I'm 22 in only 6 days at the time of writing this and just realizing that I am at a huge crossroads in my life. I thought that I was getting by and setting myself up for a comfortable future, what I didn't realize was that I have let life and time get the better of me and have now been well and truly chewed up and spat out wondering where to go next. Not only am I in a rut, but I was looking to be comfortable and that is not how I want to live. I want to excel in life, meet and exceed my potential and influence others to do the same. I am a second year student at University in Leeds but all is not going to plan. I have lead myself to this point by making a string of bad life choices. I pride myself on being hardworking, I have had 2 jobs since I was 15 and have put 100% effort and commitment into them. This has been part of my downfall, after my first year work placement I was offered a job and left my job of five years to join a marketing agency. At the time it was the best thing I had going, I had steady money coming in and a challenging and fulfilling job, the short term rewards were fantastic however i became very short sighted, took my foot off the gas with my studies and turned everything towards work. This and poor time/self management brought my studies to a crashing halt. I am at a stage where I am failing and it is too late to salvage so I am posed with a simple question.. do I accept this and try to find a job that will see me get by or do I sort my life out before it is too late? For me, whilst it will bring me crashing down to earth, the choice is simple. After seeing my friends and people are me succeed I know that I need to take a step back to get a clear picture of what is in front of me. This is the start of my 5 year plan to get my life back on track and make my parents proud. I want to show people that its never too late and that second chances do exist and can make the world of difference. Over the next 5 years I will be attending college for 2 years to gain my A-levels at the highest standard. After this I will take another three years at University and get my degree. Whilst I am in a bad spot, I want to turn it into a positive and take people on this journey with me and inspire people. I want to show you that its never too late and that if there is something you want bad enough; that you can achieve it! Follow my story, get to know me over the next five years and believe in second chances and grinding out the life that you want for yourself.