I know it’s been a very long time since I last posted, but I decided that I want to start posting again. I’ll post about my progress in OCD recovery, my progress in A levels, my progress in life. This is what I want my blog to be about: progress. I realised recently that progress is something surrounding all of us, everything we experience, good or bad, is a way of progressing forward in our lives and by taking every day as a way to grow in as many ways as possible we can really improve in all aspects of life.
I realise that what I wrote in the above paragraph makes absolutely no sense, but I haven’t really written in a while and it might take me some time to get back into the swing of putting my bizarre thoughts into words that make sense to someone who isn’t in my head. My brain has been a bit of a nightmare to live with for the past few months and so maybe this blog will give me a bit of an outlet and you might even learn something from reading my weird rants. I used to love writing, it used to be a huge talent of mine but as I grew up, I found that my creativity level dropped until it was barely accessible. I used to be able to conjure up fantastic worlds for myself to live in when the real world became too much and now the real world surrounds me and puts so much pressure on me to write in a way to gain marks in exams that the other worlds in my head started to fade and I miss them. So maybe, just maybe, this blog will be a way for me to access some of the creativity I lost and learn to put things I struggle to comprehend into words that feel right.
I hope that maybe you’ll enjoy reading my rambles.
Hello and welcome to my blog!
Maybe we should start with an introduction:
My name is Izzy, I’m 16 years old and live in England.
I love writing and have wanted to start a blog for ages but GCSEs and stuff sort of got in the way so now that it is officially summer (except that, at time of writing, it is raining – typical English weather) I have decided that the time is right to start writing. I have also decided that this blog is going to be rather chatty, as I find it easiest to write in that way and prefer to read blogs that use that style of writing so I hope you enjoy it as well. I’m not sure how often I will post, hopefully at least once a week but with the start of A levels in September looming it might be difficult to post at a regular time each week, however I shall do my best!
As I just mentioned, I am about to start Sixth Form to do my A levels which is nerve-wracking to say the least! I have chosen to do biology, chemistry and French which I’m so excited about but also slightly terrified as they all have a reputation of being very difficult subjects (my chemistry teacher said on multiple occasions that chemistry is the hardest A level) so I might use this blog to document my progress and share my feelings about A levels and Sixth Form in general?
In addition to A levels and other average stuff (in all honesty, I’m pretty boring) I also have obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD which makes life slightly more difficult, however I have decided that this year I am going to try my best to beat it. I may do a few mental health related posts on this blog as well, giving advice on self care and sharing things that have helped me so that other people can overcome any battles that they are facing.
On the whole, I’m pretty sure this blog is going to be quite random, it probably won’t follow a theme of any kind however I hope that you enjoy reading it and maybe even learn something(?).
And so it begins, the official start of my little corner of the internet that I shall use to be myself as much as possible 🙂