Not A Typical Teenager: June 2015

Monday, 29 June 2015

A Year of Blogging

So, in case you haven't noticed, today it has been a whole year since I started this blog. I am so glad that I kept it going. I ahve actually discovered that I love writing and want to do more of it.

This blog has been a fantastic outlet for me over last year, and I have shared with you my views and my feelings, and it's really been awesome to talk to some of you over twitter, and I would love to do more of that this year. I really want to meet some of the people who have been reading/following my blog for the last year or will be following my blog. I want to talk to more people of the blogosphere and learn some more.

It has been a really good year, and I hope to keep my blog going. I hope you'll continue to support my blog by viewing it and emailing me/commmenting on my blog. Thank you all so much for this last year. Thank you all so much for reading and for interacting with me. Keep sending me your opinions by going to the about page.

Thank you so much

Stay Un-Typical

Ashleigh xxx

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Goodbye 15

I was born on the 26th of June 1999, and in less than two hours I turn 16. This is a fairly exciting though, but I am pretty sad to see that my time as a 15 year old has gone so quickly.

Some amazing things have happened in the last year. On the day of my 15th birthday I was told that I was going to become head girl of my school. And on the 29th of June, I started this blog. I have made new friends, I had my first kiss and have had my first proper boyfriend.

Back in October I wrote my first song which was called Canvas. On the 4th of January, I started my YouTube channel, which I started to spread my music and has since grown to a channel of 40 subs (not too bad I don't think really), and since starting I have wrote 2 other songs.

There have been times where I have laughed with all of my friends from falling of hammocks and cried because of TID. I got a job and I have left my high school.

All of this has happened in the last 364 days and I hope that being 16 will bring just as many opportunities as 15 has.

So all I can say is goodbye 15, thanks for a good year

Stay Un-Typical

Ashleigh xxx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Fear of Growing Up

Why are we all so scared of growing up?

I have recently realised that growing up is not what we are afraid of. We are afraid of the unknown.

I have always been really very excited to leave school, and now I have left, (but that is another story for another day). I am really very excited for summer, because I know what is coming. Endless days of late morning lie ins and late night, emotional conversations with friends, that all ask the most philosophical questions. However, in September, I start a new school filled with lots of new people.

This is really exciting, but scary. It means I'm growing up. I'm going to do my A Levels, which is again really scary, and lead to the next step of my life.

Growing up isn't really scary, for age is just a number. What come with it is the unknown; and that is what is scary.

Stay Un-Typical

Ashleigh xxx

Sunday, 7 June 2015

5 Top Tips For School

On Friday, I had my final day in my high school, (or my final day in the school I am currently attending). I am only fifteen, but next year I have to go to a college or another school. It was a very emotional day, but I have learnt a lot form being school, so here it goes.

1) Do not spend all of your time revising
Yes, okay, exams are important. But they aren't the be all and end all. Yes, you will need to sacrifice some of your time to revise and do well in your exams, but don't forget that it is also important that you make memories with your friends as well as do well in your exams.

2) Peer pressure doesn't really happen as much as you'd think
I've been asked a few times why I don't drink when out on a Friday, and I have simply said "because that doesn't appeal to me", and people have either left it there or they have said "you should give it a try" and left it at that. It hasn't really impacted me that much.

3) Work in your lessons
It's easy to get lost in conversation in school, but don't do it too often. The more you get done in class, the less you will have to do at home.

4) Don't Procrastinate
Everybody says that you should do your homework the night that you get it, and that's not necessarily true, but you shouldn't leave it to the last minute either. Do it when you have time, but try to do it with time to spare, so you on't have to stress about it. Procrastination is awful, so don't fall into the habit of it.

5) Enjoy it!!
I left school 2 days ago, and I want to go back. luckily, I get to go to another school. You will miss school when you leave. And it sounds unbelievable, but it's true.

Stay Un-Typical

Ashleigh xxx