So, it’s been a while.
This academic year so far has been a whirlwind. I’ve laughed, cried and everything in between. My school does three years of GCSEs and I’m in my second at the minute. When the year started, I could not imagine by how much the workload increases. All my teachers are continually homework and the pressure is mounting. Although I have an entire academic year until I sit my GCSEs, it’s almost like I sit them tomorrow with the attitude my teachers have. It honestly just feels like school is only to pass exams, not to enjoy the gift of education.
I’ve got a few new teachers this year which in some ways is a good thing and unfortunately, is also a bad thing. One of them I had to complain about due to their lack of control but nothing been done about it yet. On the other hand, all my other teachers are mostly really helpful and supportive in helping me progress in lessons.
At the minute I’ve not really had enough free time to sit down and relax because I’ve just been so busy. Deadlines are always looming in the back of my mind. Music has really taken over my life which is some ways is a blessing because I do enjoy it. Hopefully, as the year goes on I can adjust to find a personal balance.
In terms of everything else, I’m doing my Grade 5 Clarinet at the start of December which I’m not too worried for. When I did my Grade 4 this time last year after the exam finished I came out of the room crying because I thought I’d done so badly. I ended up passing which I think was all I wanted.
This term I also started a new concert band which has been so fun. I’ve met some lovely people and created a stronger friendship with one of my friends from school who goes there. We’re going to Paris in July on music tour which I cannot wait for. Paris is one of my dream destinations to visit and I feel so lucky to be able to travel there.
Next year I’m probably doing the most travelling I’ve ever done in my life. In February, my school was supposed to have a performing arts trip to New York but that got cancelled. Instead, I’m going to Belfast with my family for a wedding. In the summer I’m obviously going to Paris and then we’re also going on our annual summer holiday. In October, I and my twin brother will hopefully be going on the Chinese Exchange our school runs every other year.
Over the summer I did a bit of volunteering at a local library and thinking back made me really want to do more to help the local community. I’m currently doing some research but I hope I can find some other places to help it.
I want to be more honest on this blog instead of creating content that makes an illusion of me having a perfect life. I know that’s so overused online but the reason I wasn’t passionate about blogging was that I was making content that I just did not enjoy making. From now on, I’m posting whatever I want and making this a place to share my thoughts.
See you soon 🙂