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

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