Happy Sunday, friends! I've got this next week off school, which gives me plenty of time to catch up with friends, and finish off the dreaded personal statement. I've been stressed out of my mind this past few days, trying to write the perfect personal statement, and worrying about whether or not I'll get in to university, but it's time for me to wind down and relax! Yeah, university is a bit and scary thing, but whether I get in or not, things are going to work out. I'm so glad I've got this post to write, so that I can reflect on some of the more positive things that have happened this week. Here goes...
I have the most amazing friends in the world
I know that pretty much everyone when asked will say that their friends are the best, but trust me, mine are. I love my friends so much, and I know that I
sometimes always take them for granted, but I really appreciate them so much. They do so much for me, and they are always by my side, whether I'm bubbly and happy, or completely out of motivation. THANK YOU!
I don't believe in my beauty...
But this week, a good handful of people have complimented me, and each time someone has offered me a compliment, I feel like there's a chance that some day, I might be able to look at myself and see more that faults. That's probably not going to happen overnight, but I'm working on it, and I'll get there eventually.
As I mentioned previously, I certainly have not been feeling calm at all lately. However, flicking through Calm by Michael Acton Smith has given me a few great pointers in the right direction, and after my 10 minute meditation this morning (which I have admittedly neglected quite a few times this week) using the Calm app, I'm feeling a whole lot better!
I'm in a good place for university
While I may be stressing myself out endlessly over this whole question of whether or not I'm going to get into university, I have come to appreciate that I'm actually in a really good place for university. My grades from last year exceed most of the entry requirements for studying business management, apart from the University of Edinburgh, which is asking for 4 A's, which I have anyway. When visiting Strathclyde Open day last Saturday, I talked to one of the Business management lecturers, and when I mentioned that I had 4 A's her eyes lit up, and she smiled and told me "I'll see you next year, then". I always thought my grades were quite an achievement, but that's because I am not smart in the slightest, and I know the amount of hard work and effort I put into my studies last year to ensure that I would get the best grades possible. However, I never thought of them being that great compared to everyone else... I thought pretty much everyone applying to university had A's in the bag, but that's totally not the case.
It's my birthday soon!!!
Woop woop! In 19 days I'll be hitting the big one seven! (17). I'm so looking forward to getting all of my friends together, and while not all of them will be able to make it, I can't wait to spend some quality time with the ones who can.