I've read a lot of these posts recently, I've loved every single one of them but the ones I have read have been a more month by month reflection. However my year was pretty boring and I can't remember everything so this will be quite brief but I hope you enjoy this post!
Back in February I turned 16 which I guess you could say is the official teenager age, there wasn't much of a difference I felt in myself except 16 is when you can get a job which I was looking forward to as it meant I could become a little more independent and rely less on my parents. However with just a few hours left for the new year I still have not got one job but that could be due to the fact that there isn't much of an opportunity where I live or that I was just unlucky whenever I did tried.
Although I didn't mind this too much as around May/June time I began to sit my GCSE exams I wanted to put all my focus into this to make sure I get it right first time. Those few months of revising and sitting my exams weren't the best, I had practically no social life, no sleep and towards the end I started feeling a bit lifeless and a lot like a robot. I was so glad when it all finally finished, I remember my last exam was physics and I couldn't stop smiling as I kept thinking that within an hour I would be free of it all and it was a great feeling when I eventually did finish.
The Summer holidays was a long one for me as I had an additional 6 weeks off on top of the 6 weeks we usually get which I think was well deserved after all those exams. Towards the start of the summer my year had its Record Of Achievement ceremony, similar to a graduation, I loved that day so much and to me it has to be my highlight of 2014 as we got to dress up, ride in limos, have a nice meal out than party as a year group at the end of the night. Shortly after this we then had our Prom which was also a lot of fun as I've never really dressed up as much and as it was Prom it was very acceptable to go all out. At the start of the holidays I just wanted to really relax a lot, I am guilty of spending the majority of my time watching shows on Netflix, my favourite discoveries being Gossip Girl (review here), Pretty Little Liars (review here). The Vampire Diaries (review here) and The Originals. However in August my mum thought it would be a good idea to cancel our Netflix subscription which I was annoyed with at first but it was probably for the best. Looking back on those 12 weeks I didn't actually do much and the whole thing went by pretty fast. The only productive thing I did do was starting up this blog towards the end of July (first post here). I'm so glad I decided to do this as I find the whole thing rather great and in these short few months of starting my blog I have learnt quite a lot! I also want to say thank you to all the lovely comments you've left and for follwoing me on bloglovin' if you have, I'm currently on 86 followers which isn't much but a big achievement for me. Towards the end of August I received my GCSE results after a very long, anxious wait in the build up towards it, I did get upset here an there before hand but all my hard work did pay off and I was so pleased with myself. As a treat my parents took me to London for the day which I loved because I find London so fascinating (London post here).
Soon after came the hard choice of choosing my A level subjects but in the end I took Chemistry, Biology, History and Spanish and weirdly I seem to be enjoying Chemistry the most. I think underestimated how tough A levels would be even though my older sister did warn me but I'm quite an organised person and more focused on school than she was so I thought I'd be able to handle it but that was far from it. I remember on the first day of school I came home crying and asking my mum if I could just drop out of school completely, perhaps it was all that time of school but it just felt strange being back and it took me quite a while to adjust. A lot of work is involved in A levels and most of it is down to your own accord and what bit extra you do to help yourself. Towards the end of this term I was really slacking but I knew that I'd be having these few weeks off and even though it was Christmas I knew that I had to try and get back on track and reorganize myself ready for the new year. To be honest I am dreading sitting my exams in the summer as my GCSEs literally gave me nightmares and the whole idea of exams is quite daunting but that is why I'm going to use this time off to prepare myself as there really is no time for falling behind.
On another note 2014 has bought along a lot of new discoveries and you can read my 2014 favourites post here if you'd like. I've also loved all the blogposts and videos on 2014 favourites. Reading back through this post I have realised nothing exciting has really happened and a lot of my year was taken over my school work but hopefully 2015 will bring about some new and exciting things and there will be a new years resolution post tomorrow on the goals I want to set myself for the new year. I think that this year has definitely flown by but I'm actually quite glad as in just 2 years time I will be finished with school and hopefully living in another city starting university.
Let me know in the comments below what your 2014 highlight was, I'm interested to know no matter how big or small it was to you! Also I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year!