When I was in Year 12 (16/17yo) I had a bit of a disappointment. I had psyched myself up to apply for Head Girl at my school and despite my efforts I hadn’t gotten it. I hadn’t gotten anything on my school’s “committee” (aside from a Prefect which everyone gets if you just put your name down). In fact, I didn’t even manage to advance past “participation stage” (to reach this stage, all you have to do is sign up for the role).
I’m not gonna lie, it really shook me. It shook me because my best friend had ended up as Head Girl, my other best friend as a House Captain, and I was to have applied and gotten nothing – who did I think I was, going up for that? It sort of made me sit back and reassess a whole lot – I tied it down to my personality as being the biggest contributor. I was quiet, maybe not very approachable and whilst I thought my speech to get the role was great (tbh – it was ;)) I just didn’t have the “Head Girl package”. I felt seriously overlooked and decided to slowly work on building myself up – once and for all.
I started off today by scribbling down a bit of a deeper post. It was all about self-reflection and growth and stuff that was meant to make you seriously think about this current “chapter of life”. Although I love that stuff (I’ll probably post that up at a later date, and when I do my blog revamp it’ll have its own dedicated category), I also wanted to keep things quite light today. You know life is all about balance. 😉 Instead, if you remember correctly/are a regular reader here – you’ll know that a few months ago I started up a Things We Need to Stop Doing series – I called it a (never that deep) series about things that essentially confuse me or grind my gears or both. Being a true Londoner, I kicked it off with a few tips on . Today, after over a year of sighing and rolling my eyes at many situations in the gym, I thought I would write up a .
Calling all gym goers… do you do any of these things?