Wednesday, 4 September 2013

S is for September.

September is here and along with it, a hundred other things. 

S is for School.

Today was my first day back at school. I am officially now in year eleven; one year from sixth form, three from uni. The thought of it all is crazy, it feels like just yesterday I was running around in my primary school playground playing 'kiss tag' without a care in the world. But now, I have to crack down. Today, I was told "This is it. This is what you have been working for since you were four years old. This year. Don't mess it up" No pressure then! If I am completely honest, I am terrified. I run out of steam after about half a mile; I'm a difficult one to motivate and to keep me motivated is twice the task. But I am 100% determined to keep going and to not stop until I achieve what all these endless years of school have built up to! And if I am really as serious about this as I am convincing myself then that means making some serious sacrifices.

 I am so easily distracted its unbelievable. So what does that mean? I am deactivating or possibly deleting my Facebook and Twitter (sob) accounts. What does that mean for my blogger and more importantly my blog? Even though it will be one of the hardest things I will have to do, logging in everyday to blogger will no longer be an option. I will have to temporarily stop reading my favorite blogs. As for my blog, posting two or three times a week won't be happening any more. It will (fingers-crossed) be more of a fortnightly occurrence. Because I could never completely give up blogging. I love it way to much.

S is also for Saying No.

That sounds like a terrible title until I explain it. I am a massive Spongebob Squarepants fan. I don't know if any of you are (I think I'll do a get to know you post, so I learn a lot more about my followers and the people that read my blog) but there is an episode where Spongebob actually buys an abrasive side as he says yes a little to often, especially at times where it is most inconvenient. He ends up making too many commitments so much so that he hardly has nay time left for himself. I am a bit like Spongebob is in this episode. I just find it so hard to say no. Its seriously a problem! I over commit myself and then just sulk in a corner thinking, 'why didn't I just explain that I had other things to do?" But unlike Spongebob, I will not go crazy and say 'bug off' to everyone who kindly asks me a favor, I'll very nicely turn a few people down.

As well as saying no to certain people, I even need to say no to things that aren't even physical! Part of my whole turning over a new leaf is to get healthy and stay healthy. I am saying no to junk food (that includes fast food chains), fizzy drinks, heck even juice! I am all about water hahahaha. I am saying no to just sitting in front of the TV  lazing around for hours on end and I am saying no giving up.

And S is for Stepping Forward.

Recently, I've noticed that I've become somewhat of a commitment phobe. I stick to nothing and that is probably what I dislike most about myself. I am so scared that I'm going to quit when the going gets tough, that I can't even try/plan anything for fear that I will drop it. But not this year. This is a habit that I am nipping in the bud. I will no longer take steps backwards. From this day on all I will do is step forward, that is the only way for me to make any progress! And not just in school, but in everything that I try to do whether that be sticking to an exercise regime or saving up a little bit of money to spend on a friend for their birthday.   

Keeping with moving forward, I'm even looking for a job! Nothing to big so that I can still focus on my work, but maybe something for the Saturday's to save up a little money for myself. This month is like a new year for me and I am feeling super, super optimistic about it. As Savannah from one of my favorite TV shows, Hellcats, would say "Positive outcomes only". In fact, I am going to make a banner that says that and stick it somewhere I can look every morning.

I know hardly anybody reads my blog but I thought I'd write this as a little life update and just in case someone new popped over, they wouldn't think I had completely abandoned plumcherrytree.

lots and lots of love



  1. ahaha aw really loved reading this life update! i have a sister at the same stage and wish you all the best with your life and also blogging! i look forward to see where it goes! <3


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