Nabiha wrote a delightfully cynical (and quite frankly hilarious) entry to the 'This Year Will Be' competition, so here she is with her award (totally not a gold-painted milk bottle...).
Anyway, here's her piece- 'This Year Will Be'!
Naturally, being the self proclaimed pessimist and the cynical bastard that I am, all this hope and anticipation acts as fuel for my personal amusement- and tends to be the butt of my poorly constructed jokes used to liven up awkward family dinners. The biggest annoyance of 2012 being the fact that everyone acts as if the new year will be an opportunity to turn a new leaf - a new start, a clean slate. Too bad their mounting bills don’t see it that way.
Joking aside, 2012 is also when I sit my final GCSE exams and when countless examiners out there somewhere will have the joy of wading through the utter drivel I’ll have written on my exam paper - probably due to a few mental breakdowns I may have had beforehand. So here’s to you examiners! Here’s to you and all the alcohol and antidepressants I’m sure your profession requires you to consume.
There is however, a thin ray of light which shines over all this; the end. Once I close the last answer booklet of the last exam, I can only imagine the pure relief and liberation that will wash over me like a giant wave. The sigh I’ll breathe while breaking free from this General Certificate of Secondary Education which has been the bane of my life for the past 2 years. This is of course, until the vicious circle that is the education system, brings me to the even more dreaded A-levels.
It all baffles me really, but I can see why people might’ve been swept up in 2012-mania. The year radiates a certain intangible hopefulness and optimism, as if a milestone has been reached in all our lives -something which the limp 4 digits of 2011 couldn’t quite offer. So what will this year be? This Year Will Be... bittersweet.
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And if you'd like to read my own 'This Year Will Be' entry you can check that out in the link below!
Also, there's still time to suggest a new punishment for me, after I failed to blog daily again! And this will be my last punishment for a while, so get extra creative!