Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Don't Make My Mistakes!

I'm back! Finally!

So I haven't blogged for almost a month... Wowza. I'm going to tell you why my poor decisions led to this..

I think I've mentioned it before, but I'm currently in my second year at sixth form if anyone didn't know, and before you stop reading because I'm about to whinge about how much work I get, I'm not!

After my AS exams in May, I literally did everything that I had dreamt about whilst I was revising for my exams, eat, sleep, watch youtube videos and effectively, do absolutely nothing. Over the summer holidays, we were given quite a bit of A2 work to start, however I found the blogging world, the doing absolutely nothing all day world and kept telling myself I would obviously do it tomorrow...to cut a long story short - I didn't.

I'm a pretty laid back person, I don't get particularly stressed during the exam period etc, I don't really see the point and so as I started back, still with all the work I had from the summer, I wasn't fussed, I would get it done eventually. I'd been told A2 was a huge step up from AS, clearly I didn't listen, who knows why because I had seen how different the past year had been to GCSE's!

I kept getting more and more work - and I kept not doing any of it as I got home, just the bare minimum for homework, because I couldn't find any motivation from the previous year, and I was obsessed with blogging! I think it was late September/early October when I had a bit of a breakdown, I realised how much I had got to do, how behind I was and it made me start dreading going to sixth form. To make it worse, my friends are all super organised, super clever and they were all up to date with EVERYTHING, actually, they were ahead so that didn't help either, it made me feel even further behind.

So I had to stop blogging for a while, I kind of lost sight of why I was at sixth form and why I should be doing this work. I lost sight of the fact that I either need 320 points or ABB to get in Northumbria or Newcastle uni to study BA Geography, which hit me when I went to look round on the open days a few weeks ago, I realised how much I really really wanted to go!

To sum up(!)..
  • Don't be lazy, basically!
  • Whenever you watch tv/blog etc instead of doing work, remember what your goals are after your A Levels, GCSE's, Uni etc.
  • If you do get behind, DON'T PANIC LIKE I DID, it won't help! Make a to do list, and make your way through it, it's so satisfying when you tick something off!
  • If your stressed about school work(I know I'm not at school but it's easier to call it that), take a step back, do something else, and come back to it later, stressing doesn't help.
  • Ask for help! I asked my friend, Beth, for help with a topic in Geography, which I couldn't get into my head, and she spent her lunch break talking me through it, it helped me so much, so don't feel ashamed or stupid for asking for help! 
  • Time management is essential. Don't work all day, every day, have no social life or relaxation! You'll burn out fast. Just don't go out all day Saturday, and then quickly scribble an essay whilst watching X Factor, because that won't help you in the long run, believe me, I've done it enough times!
If you are still reading my rambles, well done! I've rambled on for absolutely ages, but I just needed to vent my frustration at myself for being such an idiot! I've finally caught up with everything now, which is a huge weight off my shoulders, and whenever I can't really be arsed to work or revise, I remind myself of how much I want that place at university - best motivation ever!

I hope this has helped, will help some of you in the future, if you have had this issue in the past, please leave a comment down below so I don't feel like such a loser for getting so behind!

I'm excited to start blogging properly again, although I've learnt better time management skills now so hopefully I can keep everything on an even balance!

Thanks for reading,

Charlotte xxx

P.S I am studying Geography, Eng LangLit and Economics&Business at A Level, so if any of you out there are struggling with something and don't really want to ask a friend/teacher, please email me, I will try and help for sure! <3

8 comments:

  1. This will be a great post for those who get addicted. I was lucky enough not to discover the blogging world whilst at 6th form, but at the time was addicted with lookbook. so i feel your pain.

    Youve done well to pull it back around and i cant wait to see more of your posts :)


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    1. haha, i just wanted to blog and blog and blog! ah thank you, love your blog x

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  2. Ah I can totally relate to this! I first started blogging during my first year at uni, and then after that I was just writing for my blog and not doing any uni work at all! Now though I think I've found a good balance, I just write and schedule blog posts when I have free time from uni work :) xx

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    1. yeah its so easy to just get into the routine of not working, haha! yes thats what im trying to do now, just blogging AFTER work! x

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  3. You have basically just described myself haha! I'm in year 13 too and after doing none of the summer work and spending every night doing zero work because I could not get back into the routine, here I am sitting panicking about the amount I now have. Not good at all! I want to go to Northumbria too :) xx

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    1. its horrible isn't it, i mean its our own fault but its still not a nice feeling! ooh really! i love it! what do you want to study? x

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  4. I'm in year 13 too, it's such a nightmare! The work is just ridiculous! Uni can not be as bad as this haha good luck with everything

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