My first proper post, which I had written last year for my GCSE's, were about exam stress! And as it is exam season, I thought why not talk about EXAMS?!
Sometimes, getting told that how you do in exams controls our entire life can sometimes get into our heads. Does being talented or interested in what you learn at A level even matter if you don't get the best grade in it? Even the impact on how our near future will turn out (university, summer schools, confidence) is very apparent in our day to day lives. But why? Not only can this ruin our self esteem but also self worth if we are always being told that what we do in an exam is all that matters. When I was younger, I was not that great at exams. I was told that if others could get the top grades I should be getting the same grades. There's so much pressure for young people these days to get B's, A's and A*'s even though their strengths are not exams.
As a teenage girl, I know that having these expectations from you is stressful and quite scary. As I said before I wasn't the best at exams but I have been working on it. Whereas now that I have worked hard for my GCSE's and going to do my A level exams, I am quite good at doing exams that I am prepared for. All it takes is hard work. But I know that people are better at other things.
I hope that soon the government see that there is something wrong with the education system as people aren't learning beneficial life skills for one but also they aren't reaching their potential and change as needed.
So.. I just wanted to say that I hope everyone who is doing any exams to not think of the worst. You can do it! It takes hard work and stress but it all pays off in the end.
More to come,
Sunday, 15 June 2014
What is the definition of a perfect person? Someone who’s smart, someone who is successful or maybe someone who’s just beautiful.
Sometimes, the pressure from society to look, dress and act a specific way can be overwhelming. Is it necessary to be perfect to fit in? The simple answer is that you can’t. What makes you ‘imperfect’ makes you unique. No one in the world is the same and that’s the beauty of it, right? We live in a day and age where people’s appearance is what get’s judged.. Instead on what they’re like on the inside.
As a teenage girl, I know that I’m not the only one here that isn’t completely confident with myself but as time has flown… I am learning how to accept what I cannot change.
One thing I have always been insecure about is my face shape. I have a round face shape and very chubby cheeks. When i was a little younger, people used to always squeeze my cheeks and i found it funny! But now whenever I’d look in magazines with photoshopped girls with a defined jaw line or a heart shaped face, I would just feel bad about myself. My insecurity got so bad to the point where I would research how to have a skinnier face. I couldn’t find anything! I’d look in the mirror and hate what i see. We tend to notice the ‘flaws’ within ourselves. But eventually I learnt that we cannot change what we are born with. I figured this out when I realised something i couldn't control was controlling my whole life. One thing I learnt over this journey of accepting my ‘imperfections’, is that no matter how insecure you are, just remember you’re not the only one.
I found this quote ‘everything is beautiful but not everyone can see it’ which is so true and people should always remember. Just because you may not be the definition of ‘perfect’ that is portrayed in the media that doesn't mean that you aren’t beautiful the way you are!
So… I just wanted to say that whatever you feel insecure about, just remember that those ‘flaws’ are what makes you beautiful and unique. So learn to accept those insecurities as that’s what makes you special!
More to come,
Sunday, 1 June 2014
So… I just wanted to say that whether you’re in the same situation as me or not, try your best in these exams and as long as you’ve tried your absolute best, even if the results you get in august aren't what you hoped for… its not the end of the world. Don’t let your results bring you down, use them to inspire you!
More to come...
Friday, 30 May 2014
It’s 5.27am, 2 days before my History GCSE Exam, and whilst I should be revising I thought to create a blog! A bit random, I know! But thats what I'm like - I'm also weird, opinionated and pretty much the same as any other average 16 year old out there but sometimes in a world full of 7 billion people you can feel really alone. I wanted a space where I could share my weird thoughts, opinions and life experiences on the internet to connect with others going through the same, explore new things and also let out my creativity.
I wouldn't say I was an expert on life but I can say I'm an expert in being me…and this is me!
More to come...