It’s been 6 months and 5 days since I last blogged, but I can now safely say that exams are over, I have free time on my hands, so I’m back to blogging!
It’s been a tough 6 months. When my Head of Sixth Form said, “Revision is a long and lonely process”, I scoffed inwardly, thinking back to my GCSE revision days. I now know that revision IS long, and it can be lonely. I spent study leave shut up in my room, surrounded by past papers and folders. Very early starts became normal (thank God for having a sister who possesses the ability to wake me up at 4am. There was one time before my final Biology exam when she woke me up at 3am.), and friends who finished 3 whole weeks before me learned not to gloat in my presence.
Now that it’s all over, I don’t really know what to do with myself. Getting up late makes me feel guilty, as does wandering around the house aimlessly or watching TV. I feel like I don’t have a sense of direction anymore, like I’m not really sure what to do with myself. I’m trying to get a summer job, so that a) I can save up for university, and b) I have something to do over summer.
I have gotten my room back though. I spent the whole of Wednesday sorting through folders and folders of work, putting papers into piles and occasionally thinking about the number of trees that were felled in order to supply me with so much paper. I did finally finish the sorting, and have got my room back. My sister, however, wasn’t so lucky; I ended up putting the bagged papers in her room because I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away yet.
I’m still thinking of ways to spend my summer. Do you have any suggestions, or do you feel just as lost as I do? Let me know in the comments below 🙂