Making Decisions

I am writing this more as a benefit to myself rather than to readers, but it occurred to me that some of you may be going through similar situations and it’s always comforting to know that.

I am currently in the midst of writing my personal statement for university. For those of you who don’t know, a personal statement is a little bit like a CV. It states why you want to do that particular course and why the uni should choose you to go there. I am in the process of writing mine at the moment and the deadline for applications is 1st November.

However, I am having somewhat of an internal crisis – I can’t decide between two of my favourite things: Law or Psychology.

From the age of about 12 I have wanted to be a clinical psychologist. Because of my own experiences I wanted to use those to help others through mental health issues. Since then I have done Psychology GCSE and currently studying Psychology A level. I was all set for studying Psychology at university. Then when I went to choose my subjects for A level I wanted to do something which I had never done before and was different, so I chose Law. Since I started I have loved every minute of it – our teacher is amazing and the content is fascinating. I’ve learnt about legal careers and am desperate to become a Barrister.

The problem now, is that I can’t decide which subject I should study. I get similar good grades in both and enjoy both equally. I am tempted to do Law because that’s what I want to have a career in but with psychology I have the option of doing a 1 year conversion course to law afterwards and still retain the option of carrying on to become a clinical psychologist. If I do Law then I feel like I’m cheating on Psychology (do you get that?) but what if I do Psychology and spend the entire time wishing I was doing Law or vide versa? I can’t imagine not studying either one.

I just needed to have a little ramble to myself and maybe to others too. 🙂

Obviously no one can make the decision for me, but if you have any advice on how to make a decision which feels right, please please leave a comment below, along with your experience of making big decisions!

Megssaskia x

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Update

Hi everyone!

I haven’t written a blog post in almost a month so I thought I would do a quick life update to explain why I’ve been offline for a while.

I’ve been super busy with exams and work so not had as much time to sit down and write. My exams are only a few weeks away so I’m focusing on those for now. I’m also running for vice president of the students union at my college so that’s taken up a bit of time too.

However, I have an exciting trip planned at the end of May so you will hear all about that! I am also going to write some blog posts today to go up in the next few weeks and I will try to reply to comments when I can! Hope you’re all doing well 🙂

Megssaskia x

Hello 2017!

Happy New Year! Once again, it’s that time of year where resolutions and fresh starts are made. When I was younger I never really made New Years resolutions, let alone write them down or stick to them. However, this year I decided I would give it a go, even if I don’t stick to them 100%, it’s a good source of motivation. I have both personal resolutions and work-based resolutions for studying and college.

One of my personal resolutions is to maintain a healthy lifestyle – this refers to a healthy sleep routine, regular exercise and eating healthily. Another is to be more grateful towards my family and for the opportunities which I am given. My 17th birthday is later this year and I will be able to drive. Therefore, a final thing I would like to achieve is learning to drive (or at least starting to learn)!

Resolutions for studying/college include getting a good grade in my AS Law exam and working harder in English Language. As well as this I would like to achieve good predicted grades and submit awesome uni applications!

I’d love to know what some of your New Years resolutions are – feel free to comment and let me know! 🙂

Happy 2017!

Megssaskia x

P.S – this was a short, quick post to kick off the year, so keep your eyes peeled for a longer 2016 year review!

 

Staying positive and friends || random thoughts 

Good afternoon 🙂 I’m in the midst of my exams and they’re not too bad to be honest. I thought they were going to be a lot worse. I’m writing this blog post on a whim, whilst sitting on a bench in the city center. 

There are rough patches in everyone’s life. It could be that you didn’t get the grades you wanted or maybe you didn’t get that job you so desperately wanted. Whatever it may be, it’s so important to keep on going and not let it weigh you down for too long. I wouldn’t say I’m necessarily going through one now, but certain circumstances have made me feel very down and unsure what to do lately.  And when that happens you can either let it engulf you by hiding under the covers and feeling sorry for yourself, or you can sort it out. I don’t like feeling down so I always try to resolve whatever issue is stopping me from being happy. However, sometimes it’s not that easy. I’m sitting here smiling at my phone thinking about past conversations I’ve had with friends. I was thinking about how important friends are, which is what inspired me to write this. And I mean real friends who make you laugh and can cheer you up in an instant. This can apply to anyone, whether that be your girlfriend/boyfriend, siblings, parents; everyone deserves people who make you smile at the most ridiculous jokes and stop you from cringing in your most embarrassing moments. 

I guess what I’m trying to say is that even in tough situations, there’s always good. Every cloud has its silver lining, you just have to stay positive. 

Have a great day 🙂 

Megssaskia x 

Summer evening with friends

Hello 🙂 Whoever and wherever you are, I hope you’re having a nice day! It’s finally starting to feel like summer! 🙂 This makes me so happy because it means long days, warm weather, and light evenings. I won’t rant about how much I love summer, because I’ve already done that on another blog post – Seasons, Holidays and Happiness.

Last night I was out with some friends and it was a really good evening (plus we got some good photos) so I thought I’d share those with you. We didn’t do much, just wondered round the village and then went to the park, but the weather was good and it was still light outside at 9pm, which was great. The field in the park was full of daisies so I thought it was the perfect photo opportunity. After nagging my friends to take photos (and get them at the right angle!) we had a really relaxed evening.

I can’t wait until my exams are over so that I can enjoy all that summer has to offer! 🙂