Letter To Your Younger Self

Alex Canning

Alex Canning - Accounting and Finance Management Student

I have just Finished a Finance Intern Placement at JW Anderson and am going into
Final Year BsC Accounting and Financial Management at Loughborough University.

Dear younger Alex,

Believe me when I say you have plenty of time to figure out what you want to do as a career in the future. Life will surprise you with many opportunities you never even thought could be possible. Really spend time thinking what you enjoy and/or where your strengths lie. You may be good with dealing with numbers but your true passion is creativity and performance. There’s no need to pinpoint a specific industry and only choose subjects based on that criteria. Sure, the arts industry is very competitive but as you love it so much dedicate time to train and improve.

“Do not be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone in order to grow.”

This doesn’t mean you can’t study Finance and gain the necessary qualifications if you’re worried about job security. It will be tough at times and you may have to work harder, but making room for the things you love in life whilst balancing traditional academia will be more than worth
it. Learning to do what you love regardless of what others may think/perceive will be the best thing for your mental health and trust me when I say it will make a big difference to how you navigate this big question mark called life.

From older you

Dear Alex Canning