I'M DONE WITH HIGH SCHOOL, EXAMS ARE OVER AND I AM BACK



GUYS, I'M BACK AND I'M DONE WITH HIGH SCHOOL!!!

Yes, you read that correctly. I'M DONE WITH HIGH SCHOOL. I am happy, proud and also slightly terrified, because now I have to be an adult, I guess. How does one adult? Tips will be appreciated. It feels SO GOOD to be back! I disappeared off the face of the Earth (or, at least, the book blogosphere) for a couple of months while I prepared for my A-level exams. They are finally over. I had a long, gruelling six week exam period, but it is finished. I had my last A-level exam on Friday the 22nd of June, and I'm utterly ecstatic that I'm finally on summer holidays.

It's been tough, the past few months. I'm home-educated, and I've pretty much taught myself since I started home-education when I was thirteen. I got tutors for my A-levels this year, but I only saw them a couple of times when I got stuck on something. It's been hard work, but it's finally over. And I'm so happy! A little bit anxious though, because it's been a stressful time, so I'm still feeling a bit meh, but I know I'll feel right as rain soon!

I'm also going to be taking a gap year. I haven't applied to university yet, as I wasn't sure what I wanted to study. I thought I'd wanted to study physics for the longest time, but then I wasn't so sure. Then I had to complete a week of physics practicals at Bristol university in April and I LOVED IT SO MUCH. So then I was like, “Yep, this is what I want to do”. I need to apply this year, and hopefully I'll have the grades that are required. During my gap year, I want to get a job (at a book store, preferably – hoping to apply to several soon!), do a little bit of travelling around the UK/Europe, read a lot, blog a lot and volunteer. I also want to prioritise my mental health this year. If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you'll know I struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, and I feel like a break from school will really help me to focus on healing my anxiety a bit more.

So, that's where I've been (in the library, studying), but I'm back. And I don't need to study, so I'm looking forward to writing blog posts, reading books and reading your blog posts. I've missed you guys! Man, I'm glad it's holidays. I DON'T HAVE TO WAKE UP EARLY TO STUDY. OR WORRY IF I'VE STUDIED ENOUGH. I CAN SOCIALISE AGAIN.

LET'S CHAT!!! Has anything interesting happened in your life lately? Have you read good books? What are your plans for the summer?

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