My Year 11 BTS Goals!

Hi everyone!

For me, this is a Monday evening and today I went back to school (although you’ll be reading this on Wednesday, and I’ll have been there for two days and will be fully into the swing of things by then!) and it wasn’t quite as bad as I thought it would be! Now, yes it was boring and the lessons were tiresome as ever – seriously, who gives someone all three sciences, maths and double english in one day? However, negativity is not the way to start a new year, and so that’s why I thought I would come over to the blog and write a little about some of my back to school goals for this year!  Maybe I’ll do a post checking up on them in a few months?  Also, incase anyone didn’t know, I’m in Year 11 which is a really important year as I have my GCSEs in just 9 months and I’m sure it’ll whizz by!

 

  • Do all homework the night it is set

Or near enough…

Of course, this will pretty much differ a lot when I have larger bits of coursework (cough cough food tech) to do, but I’m going to try doing all my homework the night I get it so it won’t pile up around me!

  • Pack my bag the night before

See, this always makes me feel so much more organised in the morning when I do it, so I’m determined to have my bag already packed every morning to make sure I don’t forget things I need like calculators and pencil cases; believe me, the amount of times I’ve forgotten these is mad!

  • Work on my maths

If you know me, you’ll know maths (and chemistry, but that’s an entire different and violently boring story) is my biggest hate in life and that I simply cannot do it at all!  I want to work on my maths this year so I can do my GCSE to some level of a decent standard and pass it?  Am I asking for too much, I hope not!  I’ll just have to practice, practice and practice but it all will (hopefully) work out in the end!

  • Keep my room clean

My room gets in such a state during the school term because I’m a very messy person and school doesn’t help me keep it organised.  I’m going to try making my bed every morning and keeping my floor tidy, and most importantly my desk tidy!  I hope this will help when I get my new windows fitted and my room will be more bright, as maybe then it will motivate me to keep it cleaner; who knows!

  • Get up at the same time every morning

I live dangerously close to school, which means I can literally get up ten minutes before I’m supposed to be there, throw on my clothes and chuck some makeup on my face and leave.  However, this means I’m basically still not awake while I’m sat in form.  I want to be up early enough to have time to get ready nicely on a morning (today was 6:45am, and I’d rather like that to last) but also where it wont make me too tired throughout the day.

  • Try to make notes of my lessons in full every week

I know this will help me so much around revision time and when GCSEs and mocks hit me, so I’m going to try my hardest to do this.  I only wish I’d done it since the start of year ten (if you’re starting year ten, I really recommend this to you as it wont take too much time if you make good class notes but it’ll make revision SO much easier!)

So, those are all of my goals for back to school, and I just hope I can achieve them!  What are your goals for this year? Got a similar post? Link me to it in the comments and I’ll be sure to check it out.  Also, make sure to tell me all about your first day back at school too! This will probably be one of my last back to school related posts, unless you have any huge wants for a post I havent written, in which case I’m more than happy to take suggestions!

Soph xx

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Vote for me in the Teen Blogger Awards!

This is a super quick, rushed post just to say that I’ve been shortlisted in the ‘Best Blogger 13-15’ section of the Teen Blogger Awards!! 

This is such a huge thing for me and I am so happy to have been shortlisted, it feels like a real accomplishment to have even gotten this far!! 

So many amazing bloggers have been nominated in some really amazing categories and it’s a really worthwhile thing voting for! Click here to vote – you only need your email, and you have to vote someone in each category! Please please please vote for me in my category, because it would be such an honour to win this! 
Keep your eyes peeled for some blog posts this weekend now summer has started (although the weather in the U.K. doesnt seem like it!)

Love, Soph xx

Summer Goals 2017

Featured image taken by me: beach huts in Lyme Regis

I think making goals for the season ahead can be a really nice way to put your priorities into perspective and help you stay organised and on track with what you want to achieve throughout that season.  Most of my goals for previous seasons always seem to be more academic, hence why I always feel overwhelmed by them and never end up fully doing a good job at it; they’re too broad and for a procrastinating soul like myself, they’re often not achievable! I’ve decided that for the summer season (even though I’d technically say we’re still in Spring, until Saturday I think, but I’m looking forward to summer in a big way!) I’m going to take my goals and really pinpoint what I want to get out of the season through them – and try not to focus them around school too much!

1. Visit more places

I’m going to do a summer bucket list soon, as I have lots of places I want to go and things I want to do this summer, but one of my largest goals is to visit lots of lovely places in the UK.  This is my first proper summer living down south, and not only do I want to make the most of the good weather (all my friends say it’s not really that hot, but having come from the 15 degrees maximum north of the UK to the sometimes 26 degrees south of the UK, I assure you the heat difference is immense and also very lovely) but I want to make the most of this nice weather in lovely places.  We’ve recently had some amazing spring weather and last weekend I went to two lovely beaches with my family: Chesil Beach and Lyme Regis, both of which were lovely.  I fell asleep on Chesil Beach, which was a huge pebbly beach but the pebbles weren’t hard and nasty, they moulded into really nice beds, hence my sleeping.  Lyme Regis was very English seaside, which I love and the beach huts were really pretty.  My main goal really, is to enjoy what the UK has to offer over Summer and visit lots of pretty beaches and take lots of lovely pictures, especially when my best friend comes down from Yorkshire to see me!

2. Stay on top of my homework/coursework:

I know, I said I’d refrain from the academic goals but this is one I want to achieve and strive towards.  Homework piles up really quickly, especially now I’m doing my GCSEs and I really do try to tackle it in an efficient way but it still seems to be drowning me!  Do any of you also get this problem?  I’ve decided to try get loads of homework done during the evening as soon as I get back from school, and not to do it the night before it’s due.  I have serious respect for those of you who can just do your homework and coursework the day you get it, no distractions or procrastination involved  because I always procrastinate on my phone!

3. Make my life more organised

My life is a mess sometimes, I’m never organised and even the simplest things like not packing my bag for school the night before really make me go into unorganised meltdown!  I’m planning on (not that we can promise this will happen!) making my life a little more organised; keeping my room clean and tidy, keeping track of my blog posts and always having something up to schedule, getting myself ready for school the night before, waking up early and other small bits and bobs to keep me organised on a daily basis!

4. Watch everything on my Netflix watch list

Am I the only person who gets irrationally annoyed when my watch list on Netflix is a mess?  I have so many things listed on there for me to watch and so little time; having already watched Gossip Girl and Skins, I’ve decided to rewatch both (and not for the first time either!) but this leaves me in a predicament.  I have basically no time to watch any of the others I want to watch like Riverdale and Stranger Things.  I cannot wait for the Easter holidays, because lazy old me will be going on a massive binging session, especially when the new season of PLL comes out!

So, those were my goals for the spring/summer months.  I hope you enjoyed them – what are your goals?  Have you got any netflix recommendations for me, even though my watch list is too long to function! Have a lovely week!

Soph xx