Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Chit Chat #1: Universities, Leaving Student Council and Collaborating with Bloggers From All Over The World?!

Hello guys! Today is a bit of a relaxed/chit chat type post. I'm sure that you can tell what this post is all about, so let's just get straight into it.  

Things have been changing a lot in my personal life recently, so blogging is going to have to take a back seat for at least another two weeks. This is not entirely by choice, but I have to prioritize. If I could, I would blog all day long. It's a hobby that I am very passionate about and only want to do the best that I can.  I've been busy applying to universities and doing research about them for a while now so of course it's a bit stressful as there's a lot to get done - this is the same for school. I am currently a senior in high school and I'm an IB Diploma Candidate, so I'm hella busy right now. I will have a Valentine's Collab up by the end of this week though. 

I've been getting this question a lot and I'm just going to clear it up. Everyone's been asking me why I quit Student Council at school. Let me just say that it has absolutely nothing to do with my studies. I am more than capable of multi-tasking. I ran for Student Council President, I was voted into this position and I did my part. Perhaps I didn't run it the way that others wanted, but my intentions were always in the school's best interest - the school's, not Student Council. I'm not too sure why other authorities said I was quitting Student Council to focus on my schoolwork - perhaps it was a cover-up/keeping up a public appearances kind of thing to avoid drama or questions - but I've been getting SO many questions about it. I quit because I didn't enjoy it anymore. It wasn't making me happy - I felt like I was doing a majority of the work and that's not how it should be. Despite attempting to delegate or asking for suggestions on improvements, I barely ever got feedback and if I did, the actions were not always carried out. Let me make it very clear that I am not blaming anyone, but this is how I felt when I was in Student Council. The Vice President is now President and I'm sure Student Council is doing well, but in order for me to do well (mentally, physically and to an extent academically as I now have more free time) I had to do what made me happy. 

Third, I am indeed collaborating with bloggers from various parts of the world. I am so excited and don't want to give too much away, but this is going to be epic as some of them live in Europe so hopefully we'll get to do a meet-up!

Lastly, if you guys see stuff that you'd like me to do more of, tag me in it (@miahkeleigh) on Facebook or on Instagram! That's it for today, keep an eye out for my Valentine's Collab which will be up on Saturday! 

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