My New Summer Job and Moving onto A-levels

Hi Runners! Welcome to another blog. A lot has been happening recently. It feels like quarantine was definitely ‘the calm before the storm’, but in a very good way. Funnily enough, everything seems to be slotting into place after a very uncertain start to the year. It is funny how life works in mysterious ways.

This blog is more based on the non-running side of life, a side that I usually don’t talk about very often. This is because during peak season I don’t usually focus a lot of time on my social life because I am determined to achieve my goals and desired race times. But, now that most races have been cancelled this year, I have decided that it is finally time to get a job.

My first ever job and I feel very sophisticated:) I am working at a local beach cafe, and although it sounds very low-key, the job requires a lot of energy. The beaches are absolutely packed, so the days are always very very busy. I have been working there for about three days now, and I have really enjoyed trying something new and different. I have also met some lovely people, and a few who might be going to my new school so that is an extra bonus!

Also, yesterday my IGCSE results came through. I’m not going to post my results, but I am very very happy considering the fact that we didn’t get the chance to take the exams and I think they were very very close to what I would have achieved. Although I didn’t realise it, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can finally start A-level revision knowing that I have the grades required to take English Lit., History and Spanish at A-level.

It has been a very very different kind of year, but I am so so happy that my hard work has paid off. I was a little bit worried about how my results would pan out whilst juggling running at a national level, but I managed to pull through. Not everything is based on your grades, but I am happy that I managed to achieve what I wanted.

A more running specific blog will be up very soon!

Lots of love,

Florence

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