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Chatty post from me this time – been a slight photo and crafty overload recently!ย  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. ๐Ÿ˜›

Tomorrow is my first exam – Ethics 1&2 as part of Religious Studies – and I’m kinda having mixed feelings about this one!ย  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.ย  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.ย  As a completely non-religious person I find it really interesting to study religious responses from an outsider’s perspective.ย  Since we cover loads of ethical issues/topics in RS the topic kinda messes with your head – which I enjoy!ย  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.ย  Religion is a great thing to be a spectator of, I find!ย  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.ย  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.ย  However, for the most part I stuck to the calendar, and did actually notice some slight results.ย  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!ย  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.ย  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!

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Oh and amongst all the boring stuff, I’m still keeping very busy with friends, family and someone new. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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).ย  Such a great chunk of our lives revolves around exams and education!ย  Scary thought yes, but obviously I’m grateful at the same time.ย  Life is such a learning curve. ๐Ÿ˜€ … OK I’ve been writing too many deep and meaningful essays, I’ll shut up now.

Bye for now!ย  Lots of love and thanks to those of you who have followed me recently by the way, thank you so much!

lily kate x
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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’.ย  Hope you like!

9 Comments

  • Reply
    Naomi
    11th May 2014 at 2:03 pm

    All the best in your exam tomorrow, I’m sure you’ll ace it! I did RS for AS level and loved it. I dropped it at A2 because I didn’t like the look of the topics, but when i studied it we did Buddhism and Ethics and I found it so interesting.
    You are looking gorgeous as ever! Who is this someone new? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Almost a year after me and my ex broke up I have finaaaaally got that super girly teenage crush feeling on a guy and it’s the most exciting feeling isn’t it?
    Naomi xo

    • Reply
      lily
      18th May 2014 at 9:20 am

      Thank you Naomi! The first part of the Ethics exam didn’t have great questions for me but the second one went a lot better! I kinda wish I was taking RS or Philosophy at AS level, but I can’t take everything haha.
      It is the most exciting feeling! Hope things go well for you ;D

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    Alex
    11th May 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hi,I’ve been reading your blog for years and I absolutely adore it, but somehow I don’t think I’ve ever actually had the pluck to comment! Felt the need to comment on this post though ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your chatty catch-up post are probably my favorite and there’s always something in your posts that’s really relate-able and makes me smile.
    I think your perspective on religion is quite open minded?(if that makes sense?) and I agree that as a non-religious person it’s an interesting thing to be a spectator of.
    I read your guest post over at ‘Of North’ and I just wanted to say it’s lovely.
    Good luck with your exam tomorrow! I also have two GCSE exams tomorrow so I know what you’re going through ๐Ÿ™‚
    Alex x

    • Reply
      lily
      18th May 2014 at 9:23 am

      Ahh I’m so glad you commented! I love getting to know the people who’ve read my blog for a while! I’d say ‘open-minded’ is a good way of putting it! I’ve never had anything remotely religious in my life, which makes it more interesting to find out about.
      Hope your exams went well! Good luck with any you have left ๐Ÿ˜€ We’re all in this together haha!

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    Alex
    11th May 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Ooops, that last comment came out a bit rambly, sorry ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Reply
    Lucy
    11th May 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Damn girl, wish I looked as good as you! Thanks for motivating me to get my ass into shape, I keep thinking “Oh I have time, I have time to get toned” but year after year it just doesn’t happen!
    Keep carving out time for the things you love, you seem to be a very proactive and determined girl anyway, you’ll be fine! Although I won’t lie, uni can be intense at times xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

    • Reply
      lily
      18th May 2014 at 9:25 am

      Thank you so much Lucy! I’ve dropped off the bandwagon a little with exams taking up so much time but getting toned is something I actually find quite fun!
      Uni sounds sooo intense, I’m looking forward to hopefully a year or so out of education before then!

  • Reply
    Clothilde
    11th May 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Good luck for your exams! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wonder what the content of your Religious study classes could be? I am actually graduation Religions, and the fun fact is that I also have a big test tomorrow! (based on millenarism, I guess it might be an essay about how millenarism and religions can interfere in society, though I dread that subject) So I know how you feel about that study field, it’s passionating for somebody who’s not religious!
    Also, you’re looking so great! And I’m glad you’re feeling good lately ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh and on a side note I didn’t have time to comment on your last crafty post, but I just wanted to tell you how gorgeous your sweater looks! I love laddered patterns, I could knit a whole wardrobe out of it! I made myself that ladder stitch + cables big pullover and it’s the cosiest thing ever!
    Once again, good luck for tomorrow! xx

    • Reply
      lily
      18th May 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thank you! The topics we covered for the Ethics exam were Religion & Relationships, Medical Ethics, War Peace & Justice and Religion & Equality! We cover a load more for the philosophy side too. Hope your exam went well and your dreaded subject didn’t come up!
      I love laddered patterns too! I want to make loads of things out of it ๐Ÿ˜€

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