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An open letter to the exam boards


I’m concerned. I’m concerned because young people taking your exams are killing themselves with stress and worry. I’m concerned because today my cousin sent me a video on snapchat in tears because she had tried her hardest and studied as hard as she could for her history mocks and had gotten one of the lowest scores in her class. She had done her best and had studied as hard as she could and she felt as if nothing she had done was good enough. She didn’t know what to do.

Mental health illnesses are rising in school children. Young people are developing anxiety and depression younger and younger and I don’t think your exams are helping. You think that the previous GCSEs were too easy but did you sit them? Did you spend months studying and pulling your hair out over something coupd make or breal your future. They are told that GCSEs are the most important things that they will take and that you won’t get a job or anything without them. That kind of pressure doesn’t help children learn. What about teaching them things they will need in the future. Learning about taxes or how to look after themselves or even self-love because young people are finding it harder to do these things and this society puts so much pressure on them and call them lazy all the time.

Please, think about the children who are taking these exams. Please don’t keep creating these exams without thinking about what’s going on in the childrens heads and the pressure they may be feeling.


A concerned cousin and Auntie.

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My girl friends

My girl friends build me up. We are all strong independent women who are secure in ourselves and don’t break down other women. We don’t make each other feel insecure we support each other and make sure that we all feel loved and that we are great the way we are.

My friends and are very comfortable with each other. My friends have come to my house and changed into their pjs and I’ve been comfortable enough to change into my pjs. When driving back from our girly weekend my friend was comfortable enough to get comfy and take off her bra because it was too tight and I took off my shoes and sat cross legged. We are all comfortable enough to eat all kinds of junk food and not worry about what we eat or how we look.

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How to write a book

First of all you need a really good idea for a book. It could be for a romantic book, or a fantasy book or for anything you want.

A book won’t write itself, it could take under 6 months to a couple of years. Everyone is different and writes at different speeds.

I look at writing prompts to help me think of different scenarios for the characters in my book which then helps me think of what my characters might do next in the current scene that I was writing.

Writing a book is hard, you get writers block or you suddenly get busy. Keep at it. Set yourself deadlines and goals to strive for and achieve.

Don’t feel down if you don’t get it done in 6 months or a year. Everything takes time.

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Real Talk

I am a young women. I am described as skinny but I have rolls and areas of myself i’m not happy with. We all have areas of ourselves that we don’t like. I don’t like the fat on my hips or my stomach or my thighs.

However, I love myself. Rolls and everything else I am still me, my body is still mine. I have stretchmarks and scars but it shows my life and what I’ve been through.

I don’t want to have a daughter that grows up to hate herself and her body because our society tells them to.

You are perfect! No matter how big or small, how short or tall, what colour hair or eyes you have. You are unique and are the best you that you can be.

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Hello. If anyone was wondering where I was for last month and a bit I’ve been dealing with the death of my grandfather and moving house. I’ll be carrying on posting again and hopefully I will be more organised with my posts and they will become more regular again.

Thank you to everyone who continues to read my posts and follow my blog. I really appreciate it and hope that you enjoy more of the posts going forward.

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What is Brilliant?

Brilliant is a description of something that is bright or shinning (to sparkle). Also it can mean very clever when describing a person.

Although we use to brilliant to describe many things. I use brilliant to describe a friend that’s brought me food or who helped with something that I needed.  Someone who can fix something at work that I couldn’t work out the problem with.

Other people may use brilliant to describe a film, a play, a piece of music/song, or even their day. Brilliant is used by many as a good description for something whether that is a person, a thing, or a moment.

I think many people in my life are brilliant, I think many books, films, songs are brilliant. I also have many brilliant moments in my life which I will treasure with me forever.


via Daily Prompt: Brilliant

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How to deal with Grief

My grandad died in December so I thought I’d tell you how I deal with my grief and how people can also deal with their grief and hopefully it helps someone.

The most important thing is let it all out. Express yourself however you need to, allow yourself to be sad, don’t try and numb the pain. You can cry, you can scream at the world but to be healthy you have to let it out. Don’t turn to alcohol, or any other substances.

Keep your routine the same, keep sleeping, stay healthy, eat regular meals. Don’t forget to eat or live while your grieving.

If you need help, don’t be afraid to get some help. Talk to your friends, family or even get counselling. Don’t hide away it won’t help. Talk to anyone you are not alone and it won’t help to shut yourself in and other people out. If you need to reach out, remember that you can.