9 Mar 2016

The Stresses of School Life And Where I've Been

So, you may (or may not) have noticed that i haven't blogged for about a month, which I'm sorry about, but the work load so far this school year has just got to me and I have had barely anytime to do anything other that homework and study. I'm hoping that this will ease off a tiny bit (although I highly doubt it) because I don't know how long I can keep this up.
I just feel physically and emotionally drained.

If you live in Australia you will probably know that for the first 6 weeks of term, year 11 students have to undergo 'rigorous testing' which will give us all out estimated WACE scores for year 12. This means loads of tests each week and LOTS of study!

Here's some of what I wrote in my little journal:
"Sometimes I feel like everything is piling on top of me, like bricks. As i take one brick off, two more get added on. So I just give up and stop trying. I sit at my desk for hours, thinking about the mountains of work I need to do, but I never actually accomplish anything. Once things get too difficult, I quit. I set goals for myself, but i don't have the self-control to achieve them - I just skip over the work and go straight to the reward."
(If any of you understand how I feel, please let me know because I feel like I'm the only one right now, and it doesn't put me in a great mindset).

Anyway, that's it for today because I'm still very busy, but I will try to blog once every week (lets see how long that stands for!) Thanks for reading, and I'll see you in my next post!

Lots of love, Little Robin



  1. I love the whole brick metaphor, Its stressful having a new term, new worries but in the end this is a journey and just like any other there is a beginning and an end. Maybe a little rocky at first but it will get smooth. :) Keep up the good work, gorgeous Xx

    1. Thank you! I'm sure it will get better, because a lot of people say year 11 was their favourite year of school. Oh well, at least I have the option to go to school in the first place :)

  2. Heyy! I've just started reading your blog and I must begin with saying that I love everything I've read so far!
    I hope school gets better for you. I know what its like to feel so stressed all of the time. The best advise I could possibly give is to try and make a routine. Set a certain time which you study till and then, after that time, you have to stop studying and relax. Do something that makes you happy.
    That's probably the only thing I could suggest. I'm sorry if it doesn't help at all.
    Anyway, good luck with all of the exams :) x

    1. Thanks so much Elsie, I'm so happy to hear that!
      Your advice did help me, because at the beginning of the year I tried and failed to create a time plan, but your comment has reminded me to try again and this time I'm sticking to it :D
      Also, I love your story on Wattpad! I'm definitely going to keep reading it!

    2. I'm glad it helped you! Good luck with sticking to a plan.
      Thank you so much for checking out my Wattpad account; it seriously means a lot to me. I'll definitely take a look at your work when I get a chance. x