10 things I have learnt in the short time of leaving sixth form…

Hey guys, so currently it has been 9 months since I left sixth form! (I’m not counting it, I came up with this idea and had to count it – for those that question what I’m doing with my life). But anyways – This idea was inspired the other day when I was thinking about how much everything has changed in a year.

This time last year I was revising like mad for my A-Level exams, completing coursework for the deadlines, applying to universities and colleges. I was putting in so much work that my dad was worried about me and so were my friends, I had just recovered (Kind of) from being seriously ill and was already stressing myself out – I was obsessed with doing the best for myself (I’m not saying its a bad thing but at the time it was).

I’ve gone from being quiet and shy (Kind of – depends who I was around) in sixth form, to be able to shout halfway across a campus or laugh out loud without caring who’s around and that means a lot of me. I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t like that from day one.

I can describe day one (of college) to anyone that wants to hear about it, I was really nervous and shy and didn’t really speak to anyone – I’m not going to lie, I didn’t know how to. So on my first day, I kept my head down, texted my best friend like CRAZY and at lunch, I disappeared and sat by a tree reading a book because I hadn’t been able to speak to anyone. For anyone that thinks that is “sad” – The book was great, thanks for asking! Day one wasn’t too bad either.

Since day one, I have met some amazing people, I’m a lot more confident than I was and I’m constantly being told about how different I am now compared to how shy I was. I met some loud people, but the reason I met these loud people was cause I shared a free period with someone in my class and we got talking. If your reading this, your great (!!!) and I appreciate you more than you probably think.

I would like to think that now (I’m told this a lot now too), I’m more confident than I was and that I’ve got a carefree attitude. There have been some times where something has happened and I just haven’t cared enough to let it bother me – This time last year it would have been a different story.

Quick edit – Shout out to the guy that made it his mission on day one to introduce me to as many people as possible – Your great! So glad I have had the privilege to know you so long B!! Also, shout out to one of my favourite people for showing me around when I got lost (Which was a lot), your great too L! xx

So here’s why I’m actually writing this…

Here are my 10 things I have learnt in the short time of leaving sixth form:

  1. I am not going to get bullied everywhere I go – Going somewhere new where people don’t know me has proved this. I haven’t had anything happen to me since September and I am extremely happy about this!
  2. You won’t stay in contact with everyone that you used to be friends with, people leave and once they don’t see you daily anymore they tend to lose interest – I’ve found that a lot.
  3. Not everyone is going to let you down.
  4. Not everyone is going to have a problem with you being who you are – being somewhere new has taught me this.
  5. A clean slate is possibly the best way to change who you are and who you want to be.
  6. Not everyone is going to judge you for what you look like or even what you love to do.
  7. Going somewhere where the resources are great and the lecturers really care has caused me to do a lot better than I ever have.
  8. Going somewhere where the environment is fantastic has made it so easy to be who I am and not care about who says what.
  9. Being allowed to be yourself is not a crime.
  10.  Things do get better – Trust me, I know! As of now, I am living proof of this.

Okay, so that’s it, posting on a Friday instead of a Thursday because why not. Hope everyone is well and doing great! Yesterday I reached my halfway point of my donations for the Cancer Research walking that I am doing on the daily – Just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone that has donated so far! Means a lot. Much love – Ally xx

**ANNOUNCEMENT** Do your worst! (This is going to be regretable)

Hey guys, so this week I wanted to write about a suggestion that I got. It’s not really a1200px-Cancer_Research_UK.svg suggestion anymore, I’ve decided I’ll do it. This doesn’t really make sense, let me explain. So if you don’t already know, for March I signed myself up to do 10K steps a day for Cancer Research. So far I have done over 10K steps a day (It’s a week today that I started and so far I have managed it). So far I have had £15.00 in donations too, which I’m really pleased about, it’s only been a week and I’m 15% into my goal already (I didn’t think I would be).

Why am I writing this? What is the title about? What’s the big announcement I’m talking about?

On Saturday morning, I asked my mate if he would sponsor me for the 10K challenge, I told him so far I have done every day since starting, that I had proof on all my social media’s and that obviously, it was for a good cause. He said that he would sponsor me at the end of the month if I did every single day – Which is fair enough.

He also gave me an idea and as much as I wish that I had come up with the great idea myself, I didn’t, so he gets the credit for that. You know who you are, I would mention your name but I don’t know if you’d want me to or not.

So here’s what he suggested, he said that if I miss a day that I should do a forfeit.

However, I said that I read somewhere that if on one day I do 15K steps and then the next day I only do 5K steps, that it adds up and still counts.

He said that’s more like cheating, a way out, and the more I thought about it, the more I figured he was right.

So I asked him what the forfeit would be… He came up with dying my hair pink. And I


Credit to the owner of this picture.

came up with a few more ideas.


So here’s what I’m going to do, in a few days (I hope) after posting this, I am going to upload a poll somewhere (I don’t know where yet) and let people vote on what my forfeit should be. BUT HERE’S THE CATCH! You can only vote if you donate on my fundraising page, I mean you can vote if you don’t donate, your vote just won’t be counted.

Even if you donate 10p, your vote will count.

I’m open to suggestions on what my forfeit should be. Here are a few ideas that some mates and I have come up with so far:

  1. Dye my hair pink
  2. Walk around college/town in my bright pink unicorn onesie all day (Don’t judge me, it was a Christmas present and it is amazing!!)
  3. Wear odd shoes
  4. Don’t speak for a whole 24 hours
  5. Eat sushi (I’ve never had it before)
  6. Start a YouTube channel

(A lot of these ideas aren’t mine, I only had the unicorn onesie idea – Credit to those that have given me forfeits.)

Image result for unicorn onesie ladies

So here’s what you’ve got to do if you want to vote on my forfeit, either donate and add your name with the forfeit you would want me to do, or you could donate, show me proof that you have (If you don’t want to add your name) and get your vote that way. (You can only vote for one thing, I really am open to suggestions. The more suggestions I have, the more I’ll add to the poll – Obviously, it will be depending on if they are reasonable).

The link to my fundraising page: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/allywalksallovercancer

It’s all for a good cause – That’s what I keep telling myself.

Okay, so that’s it. That’s what the big announcement is about. I think it’s quite big, I’m terrified of the outcome of this forfeit. Depending on the forfeit depends when I will carry it out (For example: If the unicorn forfeit is picked then I will have to wait until after half term to do this, obviously – OR when re-reading this to check for mistakes I had an idea, I could walk around town all day in a unicorn onesie, whatever you guys vote). I will be doing the forfeit at the end of March – unless I am unable to. I’m just going to wrap this up here, thank you so much for everyone’s support. It means a lot, keep smiling and don’t forget to donate if you want to get the chance to decide what you want me to do… I’m a little nervous for this, ha-ha… Much love – Ally xx