12 Days of Blogging – Day 12: How Things Work Out

12 Days of Blogging – Day 12: How Things Work Out

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,

Jas xx




  1. January 6, 2017 / 12:12 am

    Really enjoyed reading through your blog posts, I look forward to more! Also I would really appreciate if you could check out my blog x

    • January 6, 2017 / 12:13 am

      Thank you! It means a lot to me, I’ll definitely check out yours!
      Jas xx

  2. January 6, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    I’ve been checking your 12 Days of Blogging posts and they are very great! I did something similar on my blog. Last month I did 12 Days of Blogmas and I enjoyed it doing it. Keep up the good work!

    • January 6, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Yeah I really enjoyed mine too, thanks for the support!
      Jas xx

  3. January 6, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    I’m so happy that you’ve discovered your love for English. Sometimes our mum’s have a habit of knowing what’s best for us, before we know it ourselves. True, they sometimes get it wrong, but often they’re right! I LOVE English too and will be taking it at A level next year! I’m looking forward to reading your posts twice a week 🙂 x

    • January 6, 2017 / 11:15 pm

      You are so lovely! Honestly English literature ended up being one of my favourite A levels, so definitely keep it up! And so glad you’re enjoying my blog!
      Jas xx

      • January 6, 2017 / 11:18 pm

        Yeah I’m excited to start it next year!x

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