Tuesday, 10 November 2015

What I did after school...

Hello Lovelies,

(I'm the shortest one)

After a year of suffering through revision and stress for exams, which are going to stick with me forever I finally finished school.
I finished school at 16, but we have to stay in education until 18 so I had a huge decision in deciding what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go after I left. (I cried several times during this decision, I hate deciding!)

Where to go?
We get to choose between getting an apprenticeship, going to college (this is where you learn specific skills for a job, like mechanics or hair dressing) or sixth form (this is basically the same as school only you do a maximum of 5 subjects that you choose yourself, no more maths yey).
I decided I was going to go to sixth form back at my old school, I chose to do four subjects which are;

  • Sociology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • English Literature
  • Business
A little about sixth form 
It's a lot different to school, there's more responsibility, freedom, A LOT more work and the odd bit of stress,
Going from school where there is a lot of rules, everyone is treated like a child (which for the life of me I hate) and having to wear a uniform.
To coming to sixth form with a lot less rules, being treated like an adult and having responsibility's and going to school in your own clothes (which is actually not as wonderful as it sounds because it's hard to find an outfit for each day of the week which isn't pyjamas) is a shock to the system.

However, it hasn't taken me long to make a new friendship group, a big one for that matter sometimes there's like 20 of us.
I made friends with people I've never met before, as they came from other schools. But also people who I knew but I wasn't friends with before, which is always nice to become friends after a while!
I've gotten to know my teachers and got used to the quick classes, making fast notes and jazzing up a good old folder.
There's homework everynight as well as independent research to do, which after the first few weeks isn't as bad as it seems at all!
But well also get one "non contact" lesson a day which we can spend in the library or a social area to do independent work or research. (It also means I get to go home early on a Thursday and have a nap)

What's best for you?
I know a lot of you may be soon coming to the decision I had to make with choosing where to go after school.
It's important that you choose what's right for you, not what your family say or friends do, choose what YOU want to choose!!
In my personal opinion sixth form is such a good place to do your extra studies, it's a lot different and better than secondary school. Although there is a lot more hardwork, it's 100% worth it in the end.

I hope this post helps to give you an idea about what you want to do leaving school, I hope my brief explanation into sixth form is helpful to those of you who are interested.

If you have any questions about leaving school, final exams or sixth form or college fire away and I'll try my best to help you all out. Remember, explore all options and choose what YOU want.

~ xo Gee

Saturday, 7 November 2015

October Playlist

In-case you didn't know, I've decided for each month I'm going to post the top 10 songs I've been listening to that month, so maybe you lovelies can find some new songs you might enjoy.  Check out my previous playlist if you missed it.  know some of these songs are not new but I have been listening to them non stop in October so here they are:

Hailee Steinfeld - Love Myself  

Shawn Mendes - Stitches

Shawn Mendes & Hailee Steinfeld - Stitches 

Bring Me The Horizon - Follow You

Lana Del Ray - National Anthem 

Tori Kelly - Should've Been Us

Zara Larsson, MNEK - Never Forget You

Tove Lo - Not On Drugs 

Tonight Alive - Human Interaction

Adele - Hello

Tori Kelly - Dear No One

P.S Thank you to Brenna of girlwithoutshame I have now placed the songs from this playlist and my previous playlists into a playlist on spotify, so they're all together and you don't have to track them all down. Have fun listening!
Spotify Playlist
~ xo Gee

Monday, 2 November 2015

Where have I been & Update on me

Hello my lovelies,
As I'm sure you're all aware I have been gone from my blog for over 4 months now ( I missed it so much). 
I blogged a while ago saying I was back, but then left again (very contradicting). I finished my exams, hurray! Then I was left school with an 11 week holiday, which believe me was the best. I decided that I was going to have those 11 weeks to myself as I'd spent probably a year stressing about my exams and what I was going to do after I left school etc etc it was so hectic.  

So, I had those weeks to myself away from a lot of my social media and I got chance to plan my future and spend time with my friends and family which was so wonderful.
I'm now back at school ( in the UK we have to stay at school until 18 so I decided to go back to my school and carry on education there) and I've settled in and have decided now is the perfect time to come back to my blog now I have time to write.

I thought would be a good idea to start back with my posts by telling you updates about me and what I've been doing in these heavenly 11 weeks to myself, that post along with others will be up soon. I promise I'm back for good and I'm dedicating time to my blog as I enjoy it so much.

Although, I have plans for what I'd like to blog about I'd also love some ideas from someone other than myself. So, I thought who best than you lovelies who read my blog. As you're the ones reading my blog and (hopefully) enjoying so, I would really love to know what you want me to blog about and what you'd like to read.
If you have any ideas at all just let me know, allllllllll my social media and my email address is on my "contact me" page on my blog so you can let me know there or comment.

I hope you're all wonderful and well and as excited as me for Christmas, I hope to talk to you soon!

~ xo Gee

Friday, 19 June 2015

May Playlist

In-case you didn't know, I've decided for each month I'm going to post the top 10 songs I've been listening to that month, so maybe you lovelies can find some new songs you might enjoy.  Check out my previous playlist if you missed it.  know some of these songs are not new but I have been listening to them non stop in May/June so here they are:

Ed Sheeran - Photograph

Ed Sheeran - Bloodstream

James Bay - Hold Back The River

Kelly Clarkson - Heartbeat Song

Imagine Dragons - I bet My Life

Shawn Mendes - Stitches

Set It Off - Ancient History

Shawn Mendes - Aftertaste

Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance 

Lana Del Ray - Gods And Monsters
 ~ xo Gee


Hello lovelies, so as some of you may have noticed I disappeared from the blogging world for a while.
 I, like many other (now very happy) 15/16yr olds have completed my exams at the end of secondary school. The reason I didn't blog was because I wanted to concentrate on revising and doing my best in my exams as you only have once chance at them. After a very stressful month of exams, I'm all done and my summer has begun. Which only means that regular blog posts from This Teenage Blogger will be a thing again, yey!!

I may be changing a few of the posts around, but I'm so happy I can finally get back to blogging which I enjoy the most.
Thank you for sticking around and waiting for me to get back, let the summer of blogging begin.

~ xo Gee

Monday, 16 March 2015

Dealing with school stress

I was going to say it's getting that time of year with exams where school becomes so stressful, but that's a lie because from day one school is stressful and unfortunately will be until the day you leave. I thought as I am near the end of my secondary school experience and soon to do my exams and leave I would give some helpful tips on dealing with school stress.

1) Good sleep! Have some quiet time away from your phone and everything, read a book or magazine or have a nice drink before bed. This way nothing will be on your mind when you go to sleep causing less worrying about it.

2) Motivate yourself. Okay, this one is hard but tell yourself in the morning "I'm going to have a good day" If you tell yourself you're going to have a bad day you're pretty much putting yourself down to fail and have a bad day. Even if you don't believe persuade yourself!

3) Do homework on time. Yeah this one is hard too, but honestly if you leave it till the last minuet you might not have a clue what to do and stress over it, but if you get it done the day you're given it you can get it done straight away and if you don't know what to do you can ask the next day.

4) Pace yourself with work. Teachers set a lot of work in lessons so pace yourself, even if they moan you're not doing it all or you're being slow. You're taking it in and working it out as it comes, rather than all at once and stressing and panicking and not knowing even the simplest of work.

5) It's okay to time out. If you're stressed about work or school in general, close your eyes count to 10 and start your work again. This calms you down and decreases the stress levels to a level you can cope with and still get work done. You could also ask a teacher if you can stand outside for a minuet, then close your eyes and breathe and go back into your lesson and try the work again.

6) Have breakfast. Irreverent ? No it's really not, if you don't have breakfast your brain isn't awake so when you come to your first lesson of the day *poof* you can't do anything. Having breakfast kick starts your brain so your brain will be awake and able to work, instead of you being stressed, stuck and hungry.

7) Ask for help. If you're struggling with work ask a teacher for help, they're not going to say no. Unless it's an exam and you should have revised, in that case see number 3. They can talk you through it again in a different way you can understand better.

8) It's okay to say you're stressed. It's okay to tell a teacher, friend, mom, dad, brother, sister or anyone that you're stressed. It's okay to say "look I'm getting really stressed, can I have some help". From the stage of life statistics 75.5% of teens are afraid of poor academic performance or not getting good grades. This means that 75% of your year group is probably stressing about school work so ask for help! There are teachers in school whose purpose is to help young stressed teens, they're there to help.

I hope you're not all getting too stressed about school work, I know it's hard and it sucks but there is such a good feeling at the end when you receive your good grades and go onto better things in the future because of it. Remember, stress happens to everyone at some point in their life so never be afraid to ask for help. I really hope this post is helpful to some of you, good luck in all your school work.

~ xo Gee

P.S Sorry there was no post last week and this one is late, I have so much revision I'm literally living in books!!

Monday, 2 March 2015

February Playlist

In-case you didn't know, I've decided for each month I'm going to post the top 10 songs I've been listening to that month, so maybe you lovelies can find some new songs you might enjoy.  Check out my January playlist if you missed it. I  know some of these songs are not new but I have been listening to them non stop in February so here they are;

Lights - Running with the boys

The Story So Far - Clairvoyant

PVRIS - St. Patrick 

Kodaline - Honest 

PVRIS - Mirrors

Sleeping With Sirens - Go Go Go

Issues - Never Lose Your Flames

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Ed Sheeran - Photograph

Brand New - Jesus Christ

P.S I will be back to my usual posts without awards next week, now they're all out of the way. But I hope you enjoyed two posts tonight!!

-xo Gee

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