So this is my final day of the 12 days of blogging, and I’ve really enjoyed the experience! When I first started I was convinced I’d miss at least one day. But, my work ethic has susprised me. I’ve maintained this well. I actually think that blogging consistently for 12 days has reignited my passion for writing.
Whilst talking to my mum about how I’m back to writing, I realised that I’ve come full circle. I went through a really rocky patch at about 14. After changing schools 3 times in one year, I was starting GCSE’s after spending 5 months out of education and I was very behind. The love I had for English and writing no longer existed. In fact, if you had told me I would be studying English Lit at Uni whilst maintaining an internet blog I would have laughed in your face.
I was convinced that after GCSE I was never going to go near English Literature again… and then my mum forced me to take it for an AS Level because she knew it was my passion. I won’t lie, I was more than a little mad about it at the time. Howeber, it was probably one of the best things she could have done for me.
Things that you’re truly passionate about, have a really funny way of coming back to you. It got to AS English and I still hated it. I couldn’t wait to drop it for A2… and then it was my highest mark. It got to A2, and this time I knew it was over for good; I’d picked French and Philosophy to study at Uni and I was never going to do English Lit again after school ended. And then it got to results day, I going to study French and Philosophy, and I realised that it really wasn’t what I wanted to do… English had to be in there somewhere. I spent four years pushing away something that I’d centred my life around for the previous 8 years, and it didn’t work.
Here I am, studying English and enjoying writing and I couldn’t be happier with where I’m at at the moment. If anything, the whole thing has taught me that sometimes you need to stop pushing things away and let them embrace you. I put up a fight, but at the end of the day, my raw passion was strong enough to win. It’s funny how things work out sometimes.
Hope you’ve enjoyed these 12 days and I haven’t bothered you too much! Planning to blog twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays after this,
Lots of love,