Good Morning World!
Thursday was my first day back at Sixth Form, its sad to think that the summer is all over with. It seemed like only yesterday I was finishing all my exams and beginning the summer holidays. This year was probably the most exciting summers I have ever had; I went on my first holiday alone, I started my blog and I did things that I would usually consider out of my comfort zone. I am very proud of how much I have grown as a person over these last few weeks.
These are just some of the things I was able to do this summer, and why they have helped me to grow as a person.
Firstly, I owe most of my adventurousness to my two best friends Georgie and Caris (x Chatty Blonde x). They have seriously helped me to grow and I have gained a sense of maturity from them. Caris inspired me to start this blog, and I couldn’t be more happy with what I have achieved. She always believed in me, reassuring me after I posted something new. She also had to deal my excitement phase, when all I would talk about is my blog; how many views I got, how many likes I received and how many new followers I gained. She has been an absolute gem and I couldn’t have done any of it without her support. Georgie has inspired me to step outside my comfort zone and to do new things, for example, festivals really aren’t my thing. I don’t live in the moment. I cannot stand at a concert and let my inhibitions take over, but she managed to break down my protective barrier and I ended up having a fantastic time. My summer wouldn’t have been the same without you two, so thank you.
Secondly, I am so eternally grateful for all the wonderful things I was able to do this summer. The biggest one being the holiday that Georgie and I took together. I never thought that I would be able to go on holiday without my parents, my mum is so overprotective and critical, but I was so glad she was able to loosen the reins and let her baby bird leave the nest, (for a few days). I was able to do so many things that I have never done before, and experience things that I just couldn’t with my mother always breathing down my neck. I went Paddle boarding (above), I got front row at a Clean Bandit concert (left), and got to spend the whole day at the beach. I owe all of this to Lynda, who so kindly let us stay in her house while we were in Bournemouth.
Thirdly, my blog has helped shape who I am so much this summer. I never knew how much I loved writing. I have always written stories when I was younger, and I even entered writing competitions but over these last few weeks I have fallen in love with blogging. So much so that I have written so many blog posts that they are scheduled right the way through to the start of October (3 posts a week). I have always been one of those people to enjoy the ‘do-nothing days’ while they last, which would mean spending as much time in bed as I possibly can, but having my blog it has inspired me to get out there and do so many things that I wouldn’t have normally done. I love the person I have become because of blogging, and I can’t wait to see what the future may hold for me.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me these past few weeks. I deeply appreciate it.