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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

BACK IN THE GAME


Hello you lovely lot! I'd like to start by saying thank you to you all for your patience over the past few weeks, for your commitment to this blog, and I'm sending my apologies for not being around. After a few weeks out I can finally say I'm back, and I'm really glad to be. Just thought I'd give you all a little update on life lately, not that it has been that interesting.

I managed to get through my exams, along with millions of other stressed teens out there - WE DID IT! The only thing that I actually feel I gained from my exams was 6 pounds in body weight and an unhealthy shopping addiction...or maybe that already existed. Either way, I don't feel the most upbeat as to how my exams have gone, I guess no matter how hard I've tried I'll always be saying you should of tried harder Aoife! But it's all over now, the restless nights, constant anxiety and the extensive amounts of revision.

I've always been the type to be motivated and committed, but recently I've been doubting myself a lot. I've realised that my main issue is the fact I have no confidence in myself whatsoever. With the additional exam stress, I've found myself getting worked up and panicking about everyday situations. It doesn't matter how much support you've got going on around you, everyone has those days where little niggles and fears get to them. But recently I made the conscious decision to not let them overcome me, and try and face some of them. In the past few months I've made a choice of which university to go to and which course to study - which is something completely outside of my comfort zone. Now that my exams have finished the reality of that has all kicked in!

Despite all of this I'm feeling the most content, than I have in a long time. The photo that's above was taken a few weeks ago, I decided to brave a 'no make-up selfie', it gave me a push to feel more comfortable in my skin. Truly accepting yourself and your flaws is something that every teen finds difficult, and if I'm completely honestI still don't 100% - but I'm getting there. I'm slowly but surely trying to gain more confidence in myself, and whether that's posting a bare faced selfie (admittedly the filter helped) or trusting my decision and trying something new at university.  I'm on a journey to achieving my goals, and I feel I'm finally a little step closer to believing in my ability to do so.

Lets do this.

Love Aoife xx
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