Today I have a quote to share, it’s one by Joseph Conrad. I found it a couple of days ago and thought it was both inspiring and relatable.
“I don’t like work–no man does–but I
like what is in the work–the chance to find
yourself. Your own reality–for yourself,
not for others–what no other man can
That is how I spent my weekend.
Luckily for me I found it, I ended up doing lots of textiles work, tonnes of writing (including chorus lyrics) and a lil’ bit of blogging.
It felt amazing as I haven’t felt so free and limitless in terms of creativity in a while.
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.
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!
I hope your weekend is going well, I’m off to do some shopping with my sister.
Over the past few days I haven’t had a lot of time to post much more than Daily Snippets as I’ve been pretty busy with my college work.
I have some snaps of what I’ve been up to lately which I haven’t gotten round to posting yet (sorry).
I’ll try and do that soon so stay tuned,
Have a great Saturday!
I didn’t want to let a 2nd day pass without me updating my blog.
So I just wanna say “Hello” just for fun (in case you can’t tell I’m in a weird mood).
Lately I have been really tired, like today I felt sleepy in the early afternoon(and I’m still feeling it now).
Also today I was getting ready in the morning and felt like I didn’t have many clothes to choose from. So I have decided I need to go on a BIG shopping trip. I would need a couple hundred £s to get everything I want but that’s not very realistic for me as I don’t have a job (I’m on the hunt for one) and I sure wont be getting that large amount from my parents.
So over the next couple of days I’ll probably post a AW13 fashion wishlist.
Its just after 10pm and I’m sleepy…
p.s. Since I didn’t post yesterday HAPPY OCTOBER!!!
Here some of the things I have done this weekend
- Volunteering at the charity shop I volunteered at over the summer.
- I met up with a friend I haven’t seen for months and we caught up on everything that has happened since.
- This morning I did more volunteering but this time with my local conservation group.
- I met a handsome Italian guy with a beautiful smile 🙂
- Took some photos for a college project on architecture.
Anyway I hope your weekend has been a good one,
Enjoy your Sunday afternoon 🙂