Sunday, 26 April 2015

A levels or not...?

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,

Myah :)

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,

Myah :)

Sunday, 1 June 2014


6 weeks… and almost 20 exams! Scary right? I’m no genius but isn't it common sense that this combo would only lead to DISASTER! Well I’ve hit mine: I’m always tired, stressed and not to mention HUNGRY!!! So far I have completed 11 exams and have 10 more to go. It’s scary when people go on and on and on about how important these exams are when really they are just a stepping stone to the next stage of your life.
Man, these exams are hard but I don't know why I just can’t pick up my notes and revise. Whenever I pick them up, I'm just like ‘NO I can do it tomorrow’ and when I get to tomorrow I continue to put it off! I complain about the time i have left and then waste more time doing random stuff! I leave everything so last minute - I’m probably not the only one! Right? I know I could do better but I’m just sooooooo lazy.

Academia has always been something that I have always been insecure about. Is it just me or do you guys get judged on what you get in your exams? People go around asking each other how they did whilst subtly making you feel bad or self conscious. Whilst other patronise you when you haven’t done well. I agree that exams are an important part of a person’s life as it is a step closer to becoming an adult by learning key skills and important life lessons but is it fair to test everyone on the same criteria? I came across this quote ‘Everyone is genius. But if you judge a fish based on it’s ability to climb a tree… it will live its whole life thinking it’s stupid.’ This quote inspires me so much! Someones ability can be seen in many ways!

Ever since I can remember, people around me always felt the need to judge people on whats written on a piece of paper…not considering other talents that they had like drawing or acting or singing. People are so judgemental! We live in a world where people would judge you based on your academic capabilities instead of the potential that you have. People could be just as smart as others, but there are so many barriers that could restrict someone from achieving the same goals. There may be things going on at home, influence from others or even insecurities within themselves which can be stopping them from reaching the destination at which they want to get to. 

We talk about confidence and how important one’s confidence is but people who are confident slowly get broken down by feeling down about what other people think of their “academic abilities”. I doubt my academic abilities because certain barriers left me grades below my potential however one of the reasons why I wanted to create a blog, is to learn through a medium that lets me explore and have fun. It’s not all about the grades that you achieve at the end of the 2 years but its about how much you’ve developed as a person. I remember, this teacher once told me: “it’s not about the destination but about the journey you embarked on”. And this is my journey…

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...

Myah :)

Friday, 30 May 2014

My first 'original' post!

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... 

Myah :)

‘When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave world wondering how you did it!’