Whilst discussing future career options with a young lass, it became obvious she had only one idea in her head. She wanted to leave school altogether and just start earning. No idea whatsoever of how she wanted to earn her keep. I reminded her that she has a good 50 years ahead of her in which to earn a crust. But bored with anything remotely associated with school or learning, she opted to work in a chain store. This is all so different to the days when I had to leave school. I was sad. I loved learning and wanted more! I would have been such an avid joiner of online learning courses – anything with IT attached is of interest. I applied to the military and trained as medical secretary. The training of course was fantastic. It stood me in good stead throughout my life. Imagine having IT courses back then – fantastic!