My name is Emma McIlroy. I am 17 years old. And this is what I look like.
I live in the South Island of New Zealand, which has about a quarter of all of the people in New Zealand, despite being the largest island.
I love music. I play piano, flute and have recently begun learning the guitar. I am learning to sing, which is exciting and scary at the same time. I have been in local productions of the Sound of Music and Cats; i.e. I like musicals.
I write. A lot. I have a box filled with my writing over the years, some of which is hilariously bad, some of which I am quite proud of.
I am about to begin my last year of school, which is called year 13 here, and I am therefore taking NCEA level 3. I still can't quite believe that this is my last year of schooling, it seems like it has come far too fast! My subjects are English, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
I read a lot of books. Mostly young adult, but I will happily read anything, including the backs of cereal packets.
I am shortsighted, and most of the time I wear the glasses in my header, but in the above picture I was wearing contacts.
I love blogging and I am very excited for this year, although I have no idea what it may hold.