Why Must Personal Statements Be So Important

1 November 2016

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It's crazy how difficult A-Levels are. I know a lot of people go through them but my oh my it is tough! I'm meat to be writing my personal statement now and I forgot how much I enjoy this blog. And also, personal statement is so hard. I can't type how I type here because I want to appear professional and sophisticated but also need to sprinkle a bit of my personality in there and I am not sure how to do that. How am I meant to just 'sprinkle' my razzle dazzle. It's either all or nothing with me. Also, after much deliberation I've decided to apply for English literature. And, I'm not trying to victimise myself,  but I feel like an English literature personal statement is super hard because its trying to show off your writing skills, you really got to impress. 

Also the opening line of a personal statement. Lets be real, how am I meant to wow them. I was reading model personal statements online and just had to stop because I wanted to steal all their opening lines, plus they were all incredible and my writing ability is not up to that standard. That makes me nervous though, because what if I am just not up to English literature standard in general. What if everyone is there quoting Shakespeare and making jokes about classic authors I've never even heard of. If I get accepted into university, I will spend my entire summer reading so I can try and become a boffin. I want to impress people with my book knowledge. But I am super forgetful so I'd most likely end up embarrassing myself. 

Someone close to me found out about my blog the other day and I was like ah man I gotta get posting. So I am going to start. I say that in every blog post but blogging is such a good outlet and wonderful community. So..hello. I am actually back. I think I'm going to stop putting so much pressure on having good blog posts. In my head I imagine everyone laughing because my standards were so poor before, but I'll come here to ramble and stuff. No necessarily just outfits and makeup. Because I am mature now. All my friends are turning 18, meaning I'm friends with adults therefore I am practically an adult (crikey!!!!!!!!!!!!). Nah but I just mean not posting because I have no pictures. The picture I've used isn't relevant at all. Its a photo I took in summer of my dog after she finished sniffing the flowers. I suppose I could make it relevant, because dogs have no responsibilities and therefore they dont have to worry about writing an amazing 47 line document about how wonderful and impressive they are. I am not that wonderful or impressive, I think one of my most impressive qualities is that I am amazing at making popcorn on the hob and that I burp after every drink I have. Thats not even impressive just a fact about my life.

Anyway, see you guys soon. Good luck with personal statements and all that shitty school jazz. (Is it lame I just got so excited to be posting a blog post again and to catch up on all my friends blogs)(I dont actually really have any friend bloggers but there are some people who are my friend in my head)(and by some I mean lie 5749 people). 


  1. This is super relatable. I finished my A levels last year and now I'm applying to uni this year and writing a personal statement is so stressful. And I'm wishing you the best of luck with the application I can really understand how stressful writing a personal statement for English would be. But honestly you're a natural writer and I'm sure they'll love your writing style :)


    1. Oh wow, thank you Izzy! Good luck with your personal statement too!:)x

  2. I'm so glad you're starting to post again Libby, I always love reading your posts! I'm also in the midst of writing my personal statement and I am just stuck, like how does one even go about it?! I'm definitely all or nothing as well, likkeeeeee!!!!! Serious stress, but anyway good luck with yours I hope it all goes well!

    Lucy | Forever September

    1. Good luck with yours too! I'm so bad at updating me, I just hope Im done soon!

  3. So relatable, personal statements are the worst to write coz I can't write about myself!!! I'm sure yours will be fab and I hope you go to the uni you want!! Can't wait for more posts
    P.s. Um hello I think we're blogger friends hahahha


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