There is a desire for young people to create their life in a different kind of way, one focused on their own needs and happiness! Yet, they often have to figure this out by themselves, making decisions about their study, work, place of living or relationships, while also facing challenges that come with these decisions. Even though many programs and work settings aim to guide them through this, their lessons and approaches are often too general or do not match with what we experience in real-life! Furthermore, young people feel they cannot always integrate their own passions, intuition and creativity. As a result, they do not always feel confident or satisfied in designing their life's path.
But what if there are relevant examples, solutions and tools that can come from our peers who are in the middle of those same decisions and challenges? By sharing and evaluating experiences and approaches from one young person to another, we can create a new resource on how to design our life's path. This is the basis of our model, 'the Decision-Growth Cycle', where eight young people translated their unique life's experiences into a general framework about all the processes and elements of decision-making, with tools and insight on creating our life's path.