I used to sit and watch the world…

Last year on AS results day I cried because my grades were so terrible and it was all there in writing. I felt so bad because I’d gotten caught up in things that were (in truth) insignificant and I didn’t try nearly as hard as I should have.

This year I have a feeling I’ll cry again not because my results were good/bad. I’ll cry because today is like totally the end of college, the past 2 years summed up with a few letters.

The past 2 years have probably been the best of my life. I’ve grown up so much from the 16 year old that walked in to the 18 year old that strolled out. I’ve learnt so much inside and outside of lessons, made new friends that I hope to keep and met new people that truly changed me and taught me things. Some of these people were so unlike anyone I’ve ever met. I’m so much more confident in myself and a lot more expressive.

I’ll miss college so much it was stressful yet lots of  fun. Although, that time I guess has now passed and I’m now an adult ready to start making my mark on the world, I will always have the memories and all the pages that I wrote at the point in time when I became myself.

 

“I used to sit and watch the world, but now the world is looking back”

 

XO lmg

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Getting through 2nd year

So I haven’t posted in a while and I feel so terrible about it. I started this post a few days ago  and finally got round to completing it today. Basically its just advice I’m giving myself for my 2nd year of A-levels but I think it’s quite useful for anyone in still in education.

Begin as you mean to go on

Get into a routine early on in the year so that you don’t get stressed round exam season. For me that means going over my notes from the lesson at least every week.

Set realistic goals

I’m guilty of setting unrealistic goals, for example sometimes I think I will never be happy with my grades unless they are all As and A*s. I’m not saying you  shouldn’t aim high because you should but aiming too high often means your just setting yourself up for disappointment. So for my A-levels I’m aiming for BCC at least, which is attainable as long as I work hard and stay focused.

Positive mantras

For me they are just a way of staying motivated. When I’m feeling not so great or even just a little lazy I think of some wise words by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm’

Avoid making comparisons

In my 1st year maths class I used to compare myself to all the other guys in the class (there was only one other girl). I would make comparisons daily thinking that I must be so stupid because I wasn’t as smart as they were. So I think it’s important to focus on yourself and how you can do better for you.

Spend your frees wisely

So I have 4 frees every week and I spend them all hanging out with friends and having fun. What I should do is dedicate at least 1 of the frees to getting work done, that way I wont have as much to do at home.

 

I hope you found this post useful or at least a little interesting!

 

XO lmg

New beginnings

So as this is my first post on my new blog I thought I would let you know a little bit about me.

1. I’m currently studying my A-Levels and in just over 1 week I will be starting A2 my second and final year. I am very nervous.

2. I’m quite shy around people I’m not totally comfortable around but other wise I am really chatty.

3. I’m very friendly and love getting to know new people.

4. My favourite TV show is Degrassi, I started watching it about 3 or 4 years ago and I haven’t stopped since. It has definitely changed a lot over time but I still think its a great show with relate-able characters.

5. I recently read Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. I truly love the book lots and lots, from reading it I think that Dickens is such a great writer. The characters in the book are so fascinating and the story evokes emotion. My favourite character would have to be Nicholas Nickleby, he’s the protagonist that will do anything to protect anyone he cares about.

6. I live in England and have done my whole life.

7. Music is a big part of who I am I listen to it daily. I don’t listen to the radio much because I listen to many musical genres: soul, hip-hop and indie-rock. Some people I like listening to are TLC, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson and FranKo.

8. I started my first journal/diary in December 2006 when I was 10. I still keep one to this day and I have 9 in total.

9. I’m a writer, not a famous one but a writer all the same. What I mean by that is that I love writing and have done ever since I was little. I have a book full of poems, lyrics and quotes, its probably one of my most prized possessions.

10. I think I’m quite a creative person and I’ve always loved art and textiles at school. I am currently doing A-level Textiles. For me it has always been about self expression and I love that you can create something amazing out of what can appear to be nothing.

 

So I hope you enjoyed reading this, feel free to like, comment and follow!

Hope your Sunday has been a great one,

XO lmg