The countdown app on my iPod tells me that there are only 68 days until I leave school for good, and it seems strange to know that this is the last half term that I’ll be wearing a shirt and tie uniform every day. How very liberating to know! I’ve also been thinking about how much I’m gonna miss everyone, so it’s a double-edged sword really. I want to make the most of last few weeks with daily access to friends that are going to different colleges, though I’m sure we’ll all still get together pretty often and still have fun anyway! Helen and I haven’t seen each other every day since primary school (where we used to be arch enemies!), but still make an effort to see each other and have nights out here and there.
I’m really lucky to have a friendship group that get along really well most of the time, but I’m sure I’m not the only one hoping that the year group as a whole can get along together in these last few months. Not gonna lie, I’ve had my differences with some people, particularly over the last couple of years. We’ve all got it in us to piss people off I suppose! Time for that has passed now though; it’d be great to leave school on a really good note and be able to laugh about memories we’ve (likely embarrassingly) made over 5 years. I’m really looking forward to meeting new people in September, with no preconceptions about their personality so no judgements made. Also, I think it’ll be nice to get to know people that I’ve been to school with but haven’t known particularly well. Expanding my circle in general is what I’m looking forward to, and definitely still hanging on to the great circle of friends I currently have and love to bits!
Lots has changed in my life over the last 12 months, so it’ll be interesting to see where we’re all at 12 months from now. I’d say I’d make predictions but I fully expect to be somewhere unexpected, if you know what I mean! Who knows what we’ll all be doing 12 months from now. I’m sure it’ll be interesting to use this blog to document snippets of my life to look back on, and see how much I change (or don’t change!) over the next year. Anybody else excited to see what your future self will think of your present self?