Seventeen - nearly a fully-pledged adult, some would say. And so, having come to a significant point in my life - on the verge of adulthood, maturity and great, great wisdom - I thought it would be nice to just to have a think about the things I have learnt in my seventeen years thus far.
1. To stick out the tough times, because things usually turn out just peachy
Most recent of my achievements - I survived Music AS. I sat my end of year exam yesterday (yes, on my birthday), and I survived! Frankly, I'm astonished. Whilst I have really enjoyed music, and learnt an incredible amount, this year has been a bit of an uphill struggle, and I'm extremely happy to have made it through the year. I'm really proud of myself for sticking with Music for the whole year, even when it seemed to be the absolute bane of my existence! Well done me, I say.
2. Sometimes life surprises you (for the better!)
Let's be honest, nothing goes entirely according to plan. And whilst sometimes, that can be a little stressful, sometimes some of the nicest things in life are unexpected. I never expected to sing in an opera in Dusseldorf. Or that I would be enjoying learning French as much as I am. Or even My point is, life basically never turns out the way anyone plans, and most of the time, it's for the better. Life would be so boring if things went according to schedule.
3. Getting addicted to bad TV is detrimental to my education
I say I've learnt from this, but I think I'm still in the process of this one. Last year, I got through GCSEs by watching many hours of 'Toddlers and Tiaras', and recently, in order to make it through the first year of A Levels, I have been overdosing on bad Channel 4 shows. It's not something I'm proud of, but I'm aware that it's bad for my revision - and I've been cutting back so that I don't fail my exams. Oh the sacrifices I make for decent grades!
I think that's pretty much all I've learnt in 17 years. I hope this was vaguely insightful - I seem to have squished quite a few morals into my blogs lately, so if it helps, think of me as your spiritual leader. I will be your guru.
Comment if you enjoyed this blog, or if you have any valuable life advice for me!