So this post, although a bit overdue, is going to be reminiscing on the last year.

Overall I think that 2016 was a bit of a dodgy year for everyone, especially in regards to politics. Personally however, I think 2016 was decent, it definitely wasn’t the best year but looking back there are a lot of moments and memories that I will cherish forever.

In 2016 I was lucky enough to see quite a few concerts, music is a massive part of my life and I honestly don’t know what I would do without it. Being able to see the people behind the beautiful lyrics is amazing, their songs have made the painful moments more bearable and others have made the brilliant moments have an great soundtrack. I always have such a feeling of freedom during concerts, being able to scream along to every word, dance like a crazy person and just be the most care free I’ve ever been; all the while surrounded by people who feel exactly the same as me, it’s incredible. 

It’s so crazy to think that in 2016 I revised my butt off, sat my GCSE’s and got my results, that all seems like such a distant memory. I am still very pleased with my GCSE results and I’m so glad that all my revision payed off, I’m still not sure how I managed to pull of an A in maths though. GCSE’s were a rollercoaster of stress, but at the end of it I had the most wonderful night at my prom and a delightful extra long summer holiday, which definitely made all the revision worth it. I had such a wonderful summer and I spent a lot of it with my friends which was lovely, especially since many of us parted ways in September when some people went to different sixth forms. 

Obviously I also started sixth form in 2016, so far it’s just been extremely stressful. However there are a few perks- no more uniform is a pretty great one, free periods are also good fun, but having the option to leave the school grounds to get food, or just leave early if my lessons are done for the day, has got to be my favourite. I also made some new friends in 2016 as our classes are now much smaller, but also a mixture of all the forms (years 7-11 my lessons were almost exclusively a mixture of only 3 or 4 forms and there are 8 forms in total) so a lot of people I only knew of because I would walk past them every now and then, are people I see every day and spend a lot of time with, I think this has been quite nice as I think my year group as a whole, has become a lot closer.

I think a pretty big one is… I survived. There have been points during this year where I’ve felt like giving up, where things have fallen apart and where I’ve slipped back into bad ways of thinking. I know this is pretty obvious looking back at my posts throughout this year. I’m proud of making it this far, and actually being able to feel proud for getting here, there were so many moments where I was so unhappy that I honestly didn’t want to be alive anymore, but I got through it. I’ve gotten stronger and I think that I’ve gotten the voices under control a little bit more. 


2017 I think has gotten off to a good start. I spent New Year with my family in Argentina and has such an amazing time, despite the humidity being at like 80% and my hair refusing to cooperate. Also I’m living for the return of Ed Sheeran, I haven’t been okay since he posted that bloody blue square on instagram, I LOVE the new singles and I cannot wait until March 3rd for the new album! 

I ALSO MANAGED TO GET PRESALE TICKETS TO SEE HIM IN CONCERT OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m going with my friend Abby who I went to see Ed Sheeran with in like June/July 2015, although this year we’re going to be standing which I’m beyond excited about. So far I’ve never been standing at an Ed Sheeran concert, but I think standing is going to be much more fun and the atmosphere is amazing in standing from what I’ve experienced at other concerts. This will be my 4th time seeing Ed Sheeran live, and I’m losing my mind, I cannot believe how lucky I was to manage to get tickets. I cannot explain how amazing he is live oh my god, I can already feel how amazing this new album is going to be, and I know me and Abby are going to be messes throughout; I say this because I literally sobbed when I heard ‘castle on the hill’. 

Sixth form is still a bit of a struggle, I’m drowning in homework and tests and revision, but I am really enjoying most of my subjects (bar chemistry which is a literal nightmare). I love that I get to but all of my energy into these subjects which I actually want to do, rather than spending hours worrying about maths or drama or English, when they are subjects that I have not interest in. I’m definitely struggling to get back into the rhythm of independent study etc… after Christmas, but I’m slowly getting there.

I am very sorry for the lack of posts (as usual), but things have been pretty hectic lately, but I am trying, and I really do want to keep blogging and hopefully I’ll start posting more regularly at some point.

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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Favorite bands/artists

Hi guys!

I thought that today i would do a post about my favorite bands/artists, so here goes…

My all time favorite artist is Ed Sheeran, his songs are incredible and i just love his music so much, i could not possibly chose a favorite song. Iv’e seen him live three times and they were all incredible; his voice is perfection and i love the atmosphere of concerts, where everyone is so excited and passionate and your just surrounded by the perfect lyrics of Ed Sheeran. Iv’e been in love with Ed Sheeran for four years now and i don’t see that changing any time soon. I’m hyped for album 3!

Troye Sivan is probably second, I found him on YouTube because he did a cover of ‘Give me love’ by Ed Sheeran, and he has such a beautiful voice. I subscribed to his YouTube channel and always watched his videos and covers, and then he released ‘Happy little pill’ and i was hooked. I love the new album called ‘Blue Neighborhood’ and my favorite songs are probably ‘Suburbia’ or ‘Ease’. Me and one of my friends have managed to get tickets to see him live in April and i am so excited! It’ll be the first time i go standing in a concert as at the Ed Sheeran concerts iv’e been to i was sitting all three times; i’m both nervous and excited because i think it’ll be more fun, but at the same time i get anxious around large groups of people, and there’s gonna be loads of people at the concert; hopefully i will be able to keep myself distracted, and not have any panic attacks.

In the way of bands, i recently got into ‘Twenty one Pilots’; i really like the album vessel, and my favorite song on that is ‘Lovely’ but i also really like ‘Blurryface’. My longstanding band obsession has to be ‘Pierce the Veil’, I have been listening to them since i was 12, although i haven’t been listening to them much recently as the last album was released in 2012 and i don’t want to over listen the songs to the point that i get sick of them. I’m desperate for them to release a new album, but there doesn’t seem to be anything happening sadly; although a single was released a while ago which was good!

I also listen to ‘All Time Low’ and some ‘Fall Out Boy’ but i’m not as super-fan. I also really like Melanie Martinez’ music, and the album ‘Crybaby’ is really good. Also Jasmine Thompson has the most beautiful voice and writes really lovely songs; i found her through YouTube as well as she does covers, as well as writing her own songs. Obviously there are other bands and artists that i listen to, along with the guilty pleasure pop songs that sometimes make there way onto my phone.

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X