For the last five years of my life, I have spent my entire school life in a single sex school. Untrue to popular beliefs that this creates a very bitchy environment for girls, I have grown to love this system and incredibly comfortable with 'the way girls do things'. Compulsory education has passed swiftly and I am now in my last two years of school before university. The sixth form I go to, is a partnership of the boys' school and the girls'. After five years of having little contact with boys, I am now thrown back into a 'mixed' school education.
To say the least, boys are very different to girls. The phrase "men are from mars and women are from venus" seems like a suitable phrase to describe my feelings right now. I just find boys are so insensitive, harsher with their jokes and judgemental. They are more careless about other people's feelings and have no care for what anyone else thinks of them. To be fair, I might be a bit hypocritical myself in making such a snap judgement in the second week of school but this describes my opinion of them thus far. I hope this negativity shifts.
Actually, I think I might know why I have reacted so badly towards boys. I'm not someone who likes change; in many ways, I'm someone who, if something works adequately well, I would like it to remain the same. Starting sixth form has brought on a lot of change: new teachers, buildings, systems, more work, more people. Perhaps actually, this is a sign that I haven't yet adapted to change. For sure, I have to adapt myself to suit the world. I guess what I wanted to say is that I have to accept that a school system with boys works differently to a system purely with girls and that's a change I have to adapt to.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Bloody hell, it turns out I some how forgot how to add photos from the blackberry and spent about a hour doing the impossible repeatedly, hoping the same steps would eventually add the photo on in a sudden miracle. Bloody hell, that was tiring. Anyway, at least its uploaded now. Mum and I decided that it was time to invest in a good pair of winter boots for the harsh English winter to come. We went to Clarks and brought these from the children's section... The shoes they had on display were must have been for six year olds... They were tiny but they had a size which fit me so yay! Clark shoes are usually renowned for their decent quality so I expect these will last me a couple of winters at least. I'm looking forward to wearing them but if worn with tights, they make my short legs look even shorter and fat.
Also picked some glasses today, I don't really need them but thought I'd get some anyway because I'm doing a lot reading at the moment and it's quite straining on the eyes. Literally just picked the most basic 25pound pair since I don't reckon I will be wearing them that much anyway.
Aaah eight o'clock and I have a mountain load of homework... Speak soon :)
Friday, September 16, 2011
Hello reader, this is a testing post to see if the blackberry will post images on blogspot. I've recently acquired a blackberry and have become quite attached to it. If this new found convenience works, posting sixth form outfits shouldn't be a problem at all. I realise I am awful at continuing hobbies, I've given up quite a few because I just seem to have a lack of will power and determination or something... Still I keep going back time and time again to blogging... Hope this works and see where we go! :)