Well, actually it's not back to school. I'm changing to go to a different sixthform, which is... scary but exciting!
Anyway, I've tried my best to prepare for the new school- yesterday I did the annual mad dash to WHSmiths to stock up on stationary, and as you can see, I got 4 MASSIVE folders (1 for each A Level subject), biros, highlighters, a ruler (because I accidentally snapped about three last year) and tipex- because I'm really quite messy in my work.
(Sidenote: I love buying stationery, it makes me feel like I'm going to be really productive and organised, but then I never am. Comment if you feel the same way!)
And of course, I got my hair cut. Can't possibly start at a new school without a new hairdo!
But more than just these little adjustments to my life, I think the biggest change is that I'll be the new kid again.
We've all been there- not knowing anyone, getting completely lost every five minutes (especially with my sense of direction), the fear of embarrassing yourself in front of your classmates...
I'll admit, it's all a bit scary, and of course I'm a tiny bit nervous.
But I think it's the good kind of nervous! The kind that forces you to do new things, and to talk to people, and makes you a better, stronger person in the end.
So there's my message to the kids who are changing schools this year- it's good to have nerves, but just make sure that you don't let your nerves get too much and stop you from doing things. And if you're not changing school, I just wish you luck for this year- I definitely feel like it's going to be a good one!