This is a little bit different to my normal posts as it's a little bit more personal. At the end of April I had my very last day of school before getting off to study or my exams. If you didn't know I was in my final year of sixth form completing my A Levels. I'm officially free for the first time in 14 odd years and it was a great feeling to say the least. I just wanted to somewhat document it and maybe this will be a slightly informative post to anyone leaving school next year or at the very least you'll enjoy what I have to say.
Although many people hate school, trust me I wasn't a huge lover of it, overall it wasn't a horrible experience. Looking back it's crazy just how much growing up and changing you actually do even just from year to year.(Don't get me wrong I'm not saying I'm super mature and adult just saying I've definitely learnt some life lessons.) The main piece of advice I can give is don't leave school holding any grudges against people, clearing the air is a serious must. I'm not saying you have to be best friends or anything just putting any sourness aside and forgetting about it certainly made my final few weeks much more enjoyable and less awkward. And believe me this is coming from someone who can seriously hold a grudge haha.
Looking back at old photographs to show on the last day infront of everyone made me realise just how many weird and cringey hair cuts and phases I went through. The best part is no one can judge too much since everyone went through them. Teenage years are a time to experiment and try and discover who you really are which means you're going to make some questionable fashion choices.
Another thing I learnt as I got older throughout school is that giving people a second chance and not judging people by rumours you've perhaps heard is something you should seriously do. My year group were extremely cliquey when we were much younger but as the years progressed everyone started mingling with others and I made some great friends even in my final year just because I'd never spoke to some people before. Deciding not to go with my prejudice feelings with some people and just making an effort to get to know them certainly changed my mind towards some people.
Overall I really enjoyed my final year of school. Although A levels involve some serious work it was all worth it. My final day was a lot more emotional than I initially thought, many tears were shed but it was an amazing day!! And the party afterwards was pretty fab too..
Make the most of every opportunity especially in your last year because time seriously flies.. omg I sound like a wee granny..
Well this turned into a weird rant just involving all my thoughts thrown onto a page haha
Hope you guys somewhat enjoyed this?
Love, Julie xx