Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Stereotyping and being me

Stereotyping a judging are both things I touched on in a post I did not too long ago called 'What does blogging mean to me.' I spoke about fearing the judgement from people around me and that one of the things I felt most scared about being judged on was my decision on where to go after secondary school.

If you are unaware then I'll fill you in, I have chosen to do a course on Beauty Therapy at College which I'll be starting very soon in September. It took me a really long time to accept and admit that
no I didn't want to go on and spend another two years doing A-levels and that in fact I wanted to spend my next two years doing a beauty course.

I have never been an overly academic person, don't get me wrong I'm not failing all my classes, I'm just not an A* student, more of a C occasional B if I'm lucky and the odd D girl. I don't mind this though, not everyone can be a brainbox! I don't want to call myself the dumbest but I'm the least clever out of my friendship group at school which honestly doesn't other me, we all have different goals and whilst they might be disappointed with an A instead of an A* and I'd be ecstatic with a C, that's okay.

There isn't one subject at school that I would say I fully enjoy. If I had to pick I would say English but even then I don't like it that much. The thing where my interest and passion lies is beauty and so of course going to school (college) and learning about the thing I have a passion for instead of subjects that I don't enjoy is the perfect situation.

When it came to looking at places to go and subjects or courses to take I think I always knew in the back of my mind, something around beauty was what I wanted to do. However I felt embarrassed admitting this. I got the impression that people thought doing a college course and a beauty one in particular instead of A-levels was taking 'the easy way out.' Through some things I had heard people say and just from what I believed myself I thought everyone believed that the type of people that choose to do that course are the airhead type, the type that can't be bothered to put any effort in to actual school work, the dumb ones.

I felt embarrassed to tell people and this includes my family that I was doing a beauty course in case they thought any of those things about me. I've heard people make passing comments like "Well if I do rubbish my GCSE'S at least I can still go to College and just do a course there." To me this is basically saying College is the easy option, and maybe the people that say that don't mean it to sound that way- but to me it does.

Luckily now I'm at a point where I don't really care what other people think about it because I know I'm going to enjoy it so much. I know I've 100% made the right decision choosing to do this over A-levels because it's still the holidays as I'm writing this, but I'd quite happily start College tomorrow if I could. I know for a fact though if I was doing A-levels this would not be the case and I would be dreading the day school starts again.

I'm getting to do something I love everyday as school work, it doesn't get much better than that!
I hope you enjoyed this post and I know it was really long and I basically just rambled but I just had to get all that off my chest. Thanks for reading.

*Update: Since writing this I have got my GCSE results back and I'm really pleased with myself. I got 1 A and that was in English Lang and I genuinely think that blogging helped me become a better writer and thus helped me get that A! So an extra big thanks for reading my posts because every read encourages me to write more, and that writing has definitely helped me a lot!*
Kate Rose xo


  1. This post was so inspiring Kate. I am so happy you are finally getting to do something you love & have a passion for! And congrats again on the A, you smashed it & I'm so proud of you! Xxxx

  2. What a lovely post! You shouldn't feel ashamed at all for wanting to go to college and study something you're passionate about. Everyone's different and takes different paths for completely different reasons. I love how your positive attitude and congratulations on your results!!xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thank you and yes. We don't all have to do the same things, that's what makes us unique! x

  3. Congrats on your results! As long as you are happy doing a beauty course then that is all that matters, I hope you have a wonderful time doing it xx

  4. This is such a lovely post Kate, congratulations on your results and I hope you have a wonderful time at college doing something that you love!!
    Hollie xx

  5. Never be ashamed of what you want to do! I hope you love college Xx


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