It's the end of another long week filled with the lovely thoughts of Sixth Year, Leaving Cert, CAO and the big one, College. This blog post also marks the last blog post I'll write as a seventeen year old (hence the reference to the age) The next time I write here, I'll be an adult! How terrifying is that.
It's slightly strange being seventeen and on the verge of being a 'legal adult' I remember being a child and wishing away my days to be a 'grown up' so I could have independence, go to secondary school and move away from home. Now it's come to the stage where that is what I'm experiencing! I'm a few days off eighteen, in my last year of secondary school and considering my future prospects for college. It's scary how time flies but I'm looking ahead and keeping positive.
This week was filled mainly with school tests, revision, studying and at times, procrastination. On Wednesday I attended Higher Options with my school in the RDS in Dublin. Higher Options is a large event where Sixth Year students can chat directly to colleges, get a prospectus and in general, just get advice.
Despite the huge crowd, I actually bumped into a lot of people I knew from outside of school. Walking through various stands, I saw a lot of people from my Gaeltacht course (Leitir Móir is life) and managed to stop and chat to a few people. It was great seeing my friends from the course. We all life in different corners of the country, it's a small world when you bump into them! So hello to the people I saw, and if you saw me, hello!
I walked around all the stands with my friends and we stopped at various universities and colleges that we had interests in. I went to the primary teaching colleges and had a lovely time speaking to the people at the stands, except for one college which immensely disappointed me as the rest were so lovely!
As you'll see from the photos below, I bumped into another blogger, Rachel from OhHeyThereRachel whilst at Higher Options! It's actually really strange seeing bloggers in real life, as you're so used to reading their words and seeing their faces on your laptop screen! I probably scared Rachel (sorry!) by casually talking to her and asking to take selfies for the craic.
My brother arrived home from University on Friday and handed me a The Fault In Our Stars poster! I squealed with joy and immediately hung up the poster, needless to say, I love it!
Saturday was mainly consumed by endless piles of homework and study. I've started writing English quotes on flashcards and sticking them on my walls. (My Mam thinks I've reached the highest level of insanity) However I've remembering many more quotes from Othello and my favourite poet, Sylvia Plath.
Today, (Sunday) I attended Mass with the parents for my Grandparent's anniversary. The priest bored me to tears, double maths on a Friday morning would be easier to deal with (especially when the Mass lasts nearly an entire HOUR instead of half an hour) Which made me lose all patience and nearly fall asleep from boredom. (If you're from my area in Ireland you will know exactly which one I'm talking about)
Afterwards we went to my aunt and uncles house and most of my cousins, aunts and uncles were there too. We all sat on the decking and basked in the gorgeous sunshine. We all left later and I finished my English essay about how we live in an un-heroic age (which I agree with, mainly as I was in a foul, pessimistic mood)
The next week should be interesting, myself and one of my friends are 'i gceannas' in charge of the activities in our Spleodar club (on my birthday, the irony) and we're busily planning lots of activities! I'll let you know what my first week as a cinnire will be like!
Photos from my week!
Selfie with Rachel
A blurry photo with Rachel at Higher Options *subtly covers school crest*
The TFIOS poster The Sibling bought me, thank you!
A small selection of the quotes now plastered on my bedroom walls
An ironic quote indeed.
So that's about it from me! I hope you all have a fabulous week!
Stay Strong, Happy and Fearless!
* Lyric: ''At Seventeen'' by Janis Ian.
My Mam was singing the song this week, wonder what she'll sing when I'm eighteen?