Wednesday, 20 June 2018

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? + SUMMER PLANS

Hi there! Howdy! Holã!

You would be correct in thinking that this is Chloe writing a blog post for the first time in months! I know that I’ve uploaded or at least tried to upload a blog post here or there in the past half a year but I also know that you’re probably all wondering where I’ve been over the past few months so I thought we’d have a proper catch up before getting back on the blogging train. Without further ado let’s have a look at what I’ve been doing (basically) since the New Year.

There is one reason for my M.I.A. status over these past couple of months which can be summed up in two words; sixth form. The bane of my life has been sixth form and my A-Levels over these past two years; however, I can confidently tell you all that as of twenty-four hours ago I finished my A-Levels and am now a free woman. Being able to write that sentence makes me completely and utterly relieved. Sixth form is definitely something that I’ve struggled with and have many opinions but I don’t think I can sum those up in the matter of a paragraph. So if you keep your eyes peeled on my blog over the next couple of days there will be a full blog post up all about my sixth form experience.

Now that you know why I’ve been missing for so long and now I have an extremely prolonged amount of time off for summer I want to share with you my plans for this coming summer and all the adventures that I want to bring you along on.

PLAN #1: MOVING
This is something that I’ve not spoken about on any form of my social media but I am in fact moving! After spending the majority of my life in one house moving was definitely something that I had to come to terms with over a significant amount of time but now I feel as if I’m ready for the change. Obviously it’s going to be difficult, however, I feel as if because I’m hopefully moving away for university that this whole moving situation doesn’t feel as scary. Having family near to where we’re moving I think will be really helpful and make me feel a lot more settled. The only thing I think I’m scared about is moving away from all my friends so if anyone has any tips for moving away from friends I’ll gladly take any advice.

PLAN #2: READING

Reading has always been one of my deepest passions and I’ve missed it severely. Over the past two years, I think I’ve tried to read the same book about twelve times but have failed miserably, however, with the twelve weeks that I now have off I am ready to grab as many books as possible. I’ve already got an extensive list of books that I want to read but you’re going to have to wait to see what they are. Keep your eyes peeled for a blog post about that. In the meantime, I’m going to blissfully enjoy reading whatever book I fancy. If you do have any burning recommendations for me then leave them in a comment or send me a message on social media!

PLAN #3: ADVENTURES
Holidays. Mini-breaks. Day trips. I’ve already made a few plans with friends and family for exciting adventures that I want to take during the holidays with some of these including a week-long trip to the beach, a mini-break in Manchester with my sister and lots of other bits and pieces that I’m doing. I know when most people finish sixth form they go abroad on a crazy holiday but my anxiety surrounding flying makes that a big no-no but I’m excited to be doing lots of mini-adventures instead. I definitely think that everyone should try and see more of the country that you live in! I feel that when you live somewhere it’s overlooked as a place to take a holiday in but not this summer, no for me. 


So there we go a little update for you all just so you can all be kept up-to-date with my life. Although I’ve been gone for quite a while but I’m back to writing over here on the blogosphere. If there’s anything that you’re desperately hoping to see on my blog then let me now and I’ll be sure to fit it into my schedule.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

2018 GOALS.

How are we all? Is 2018 treating us the way that we want it to already? This is definitely a blog post which everyone posts in the first few days of the New Year; however, as we all know I’m not one to follow the crowd. There’s definitely been a lot of thought put into deciding what I wanted my goals to be this year, mainly because this year is such a big year for me personally. However, it’s the beginning of February and my goals are set. Just like last year I’ve made a list of five goals that I hope to achieve over the next twelve months. Education is definitely something that my goals are focusing on this year with this year being the most important year for me in terms of school. There are definitely some broader ones though so I think that we should just get straight into it and find out what all my goals are.


GOAL #1: CREATE A WARDROBE I LOVE
Fashion is something that I love but I do wish I was better at. I always see people I follow on Instagram wearing the most amazing outfits that I’d never even think of putting together but want to wear immediately, or wear the simplest of outfits but make it look a thousand times better than I could. This year I really want to have a good sort through all my clothes and decide what I think is a staple, write a list of all the clothing items I want or need and then slowly start to put together my perfect wardrobe. If any of you have any fashion tips for me or staple items of clothing that you definitely think I need to own then let me know, always open to suggestions over here!

GOAL #2: PASS MY EXAMS
A Levels; the bane of my existence. Believe your teachers when they tell you that A Levels are the most difficult things that you’ll ever do. I wish I’d listened to that advice more. With almost finishing mocks I’ve realised I need to knuckle down and get my shizzle together. Organisation is something I’m really into so I definitely think in order to pass my exams that I need to use this skill to my advantage. I’ve already set up a timetable for February to fill out so I can plan all my revision, hopefully, I can keep that up. If you want some study websites I definitely recommend Quizlet, it’s really easy to use and I’ve found it quite helpful in my mock exams.

GOAL #3: LOSE WEIGHT HEALTHILY

Weight loss and body confidence is something that I’ve struggled with for most of my teenage life. With social media’s influence becoming much larger over the past few years I can’t help but see perfectly posed people looking exactly the way I wish I could, however, knowing that many of these photos are subject to the hands of Photoshop they’re unrealistic hopes. Therefore this year instead of trying a crazy thirty-day detox or fad diet I want to try and lose weight in a much healthier and much more controlled way. I can luckily say that so far this hasn’t been one of these stereotypical New Year’s Resolutions but has in fact been working out for me so far. Fingers crossed it carries on.

GOAL #5: GET INTO UNIVERSITY
It’s definitely took some time to believe that I could get any offers from the universities that I applied to, even after I received my five offers I still couldn’t quite believe it. Now that the dust has settled and I’ve actually given myself the time to realise that I’ve accepted a firm and insurance choices the reality has set in. Going to university is an absolute dream of mine and has been since about the age of ten so I’m most determined to get into my dream university on results day. I’ve already started buying a few bits and bobs to go in my bedroom, the many lists have started to be made and the excitement in the possibility that I might be studying what I love in the place that has captured my heart has set in.

There they are my five goals that I am determined to complete in 2018! What are your 2018 goals? I always love seeing what people want to achieve throughout the year ahead in order to make their 2018 as amazing as possible. Fingers crossed that we can all achieve our goals! Until next time.