I haven’t posted in literally a year!
Last time I posted I was teetering on the edge of “real life”, see in your early years of school (as you most likely know) you spend an awful amount of time at school doing NOTHING. Even though all you’ve done is colour in a picture of Peppa Pig and done a wordsearch you come home from school exhausted. Well, that was what school used to be like, then reality hit like a truck in about march this year. I was struck with the realisation that my GCSE’s were imminent and I needed to put my arse into gear. Needless to say I did and after a few revision trips to the library and a fair amount of last minute cramming (more than I’d like to admit) I was ready to take my exams. I don’t actually think I found the exams that stressful, I mean don’t get me wrong learning quotes from Macbeth, The Sign of the Four, 7 short stories and 15 poems-for English Literature, was no walk in the park but I did it and I am very proud of all the grades I achieved.
I then had my prom which was amazing I really came out my shell that night as I’m that person who will sit at the side pretending that they’re having a good time when in actual fact they’d rather be at home watching TV. I’m not a dancer but that night I danced till my feet hurt- I’m not joking when I say that, I got cramp later on in the night once I’d freed my feet from my high heels.
After that I went on holiday for the first time in AGES, I went on a 3 week holiday to the US, where my family and I travelled to 4 different states (New York, Florida, Portland and San Francisco). It was probably one the the best experiences of my life, I saw so many wonderful things and for that I am very grateful.
Now I am at the sixth form of my “old school”, I really enjoy it, I had a rocky start as I had to adjust to new people, subjects, timetables, teachers and a new environment- all of which I found rather overwhelming. I also went through a period of feeling quite lonely as I’m really not a people person; my people skills are limited, but I think I don’t give myself enough credit as I know for a fact that I am more confident that I think. However, now I am extremely happy with my friendship group, it’s a comfortable size there is about 10+ of us, as it fluctuates depending on the day. I’ve been invited to 4 parties in the next few weeks which is UNHEARD of for me as I never get invited to any! Overall, I’m feeling a lot more positive about school as of late.
Over the holidays and in the New Year I am planning to work on my organisation, hopefully I get a bullet journal for my birthday (which is in 2 days!!!) or Christmas. I also want to do a lot more revision in preparation for end of topic tests so that I will be more prepared when it comes to taking my A-levels. I can’t say I am overly excited for my birthday this year though, as I am quickly realising that I am growing up and that very soon I will have to move out and live alone. However, I am very excited to go to university after I visited an open day a few weeks back. Once, I turn 17 I am going to make sure to get a job as I didn’t this year and I would really like some extra money which I can spend on clothes. I would also like to apply for my provisional license and perhaps even get driving lessons. Ideally next year I would also like to apply for and complete an EPQ as I would like to try and get the best and the most qualifications I can before I go to university.
That’s been my life for the past year, summed up in about 700 words. Obviously that’s a VERY condensed version but I hope that you reading this have found this interesting and it has made you think about how your last year was and what you’d like to do in the future. I’m honestly not sure when I’ll next post on here as I seem to only post when I’m in the mood to write but I’m sure I’ll post again soon.
Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas!
Here are some photos from my holiday: