Chatty post from me this time – been a slight photo and crafty overload recently! There are still a couple of pieces my mum has kindly made for me to share, so DIY-ers don’t worry I haven’t forgotten you. 😛
Tomorrow is my first exam – Ethics 1&2 as part of Religious Studies – and I’m kinda having mixed feelings about this one! My teacher has been fabulous for 5 years and I love her to bits; we’ve been prepared well and I’ve done tons of revision so I’m not too nervous. The fact that I actually really enjoy the subject makes a huge difference too, which is why it’s almost bittersweet to be leaving it behind. As a completely non-religious person I find it really interesting to study religious responses from an outsider’s perspective. Since we cover loads of ethical issues/topics in RS the topic kinda messes with your head – which I enjoy! I wouldn’t consider myself a spiritual person at all, but I’ll definitely miss the deeper thinking and debating involved and considering situations from a different perspective. Religion is a great thing to be a spectator of, I find! My philosophy exam is in a few weeks so I won’t be completely done with RS by tomorrow, but yeah, I’ll miss it!
At the beginning of April I mentioned starting the Blogilates AprilAbs calendar, and that I’d let you guys know how I got on. Towards the end of the month I annoyingly twinged something in my back (you know when you hurt yourself by doing absolutely nothing, it just ‘goes’?), so I had to lay off the workouts for the final week. However, for the most part I stuck to the calendar, and did actually notice some slight results. If I’d have thrown myself wholly into eating clean and lifting heavy there might’ve been more significant changes, but I’m happy with how I got on anyway! For me, exercise is just something I enjoy doing and it’s obviously nice to maintain a shape, so whilst I have other important things going on in my life I’m not overly fussed if a few workouts go amiss. Over summer I might go all out challenging myself to see how far I can get – mainly if I can gain the strength to do pullups on the monkey bars!
Oh and amongst all the boring stuff, I’m still keeping very busy with friends, family and someone new. 😉
How is everybody else getting on balancing blogging, studying, and having a life? It’s almost scary to think that I’ll be in exactly the same situation next year with AS levels, then the year after with A2s, then sometime after that with University (possibly). Such a great chunk of our lives revolves around exams and education! Scary thought yes, but obviously I’m grateful at the same time. Life is such a learning curve. 😀 … OK I’ve been writing too many deep and meaningful essays, I’ll shut up now.
Bye for now! Lots of love and thanks to those of you who have followed me recently by the way, thank you so much!
PS… on the topic of rambling, I wrote a little rambly guest post over at Chloe’s blog, Of North, this week, all about ‘home’. Hope you like!