London Calling

As you can all probably guess by the title of this post, I am off to London in a couple of weeks. Now I know I’m not actually there yet, but I am extremely excited. It’s going to be my 18th birthday on the 11th December so I want to do something memorable, and seeing that I’ve only been sightseeing in London once, it seemed fitting. I also got a little bit philosophical and felt awful that I’d been abroad more times than I had seen the capital city of my home country. Shockingly unpatriotic!

I’ve decided that I want to shop all day and only stop to gorge myself with delicious food and champagne (I can’t go without alcohol on my eighteenth birthday can I?). I’ll be visiting all of the typical destinations; Harrods, Selfridges, Oxford Road, Piccadilly Circus, the list goes on…

My main aim will be to find a really nice bag. It’ll probably be hard work, seeing as I have been searching the internet for months and having absolutely no luck at all. However, I’m set on wandering around until I find one that I like because my mum has promised to buy me the perfect bag. Shame I can’t seem to decide what my perfect bag is!

So, if any of you wonderful people can recommend anywhere nice to shop, any good brands to look at, or any lovely places I can find a Champagne lunch or delicious dinner, let me know in the comments below please! I’ll love you for it.

Oh, and in other news, I haven’t been posting much in the last month because I’ve been super busy with college work. Apparently I’ve actually got a chance of getting into medicine so my teachers have been working really hard to give me mock interviews for university and also tried to help me perfect my applications. After about four weeks of sitting and waiting to hear back, I finally heard from one of the universities and I now have an interview in January! Exciting times. And I also lost 6lb!

.: Emily :.
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Clichés and opinions

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In a matter of months I’m going to have to sit down in front of some extremely scary, important and intimidating people in order to prove myself. I’ll have to show them just how brilliant I am (or pretend to be anyway) and why I would be the most perfect doctor in the whole world (or a pretty good one anyway). They’ll ask about my interests, my opinions on current health matters, and how quick I can be at problem solving. And that might sound easy – just be who you really are – but it’s never that simple.

These people are going to want certain answers – because who wants a murderous doctor? But they will also want me to think for myself, to give original opinions, to be myself. Now you see why it’s going to be hard?

So my dilemma; how on earth am I ever going to prepare for these dreaded medical school interviews?!

So my opinion on assisted suicide. I truly believe that assisted suicide should be allowed. How is it fair to stop those who want to die, who are suffering of a terminal illness (and are going to die anyway), from dying? There will be some people who say that life is not ours to take, but we are the ones having to live it, so why shouldn’t it be up to us? I know that this is a touchy subject, but if we don’t start to talk about it, then things are never going to change.

Convincing enough?

Well, that was just me, being me. Hopefully that’ll be enough, because I don’t think I’ll be able to pull anything else off along with all the nerves on the day. And then again, I wouldn’t want to put on too much of a show like some medical school candidates. The interviewers would find out in the end.

So my plan is to just be myself. Cliche? Definitely. But do I care? No.

.: Emily :.
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Sentimentality

Okay, so couple of weeks ago I received my AS Level results. Now I know what you’ll all be thinking; you did really well, stop moaning! But hear me out. I am hoping to study medicine next year, which obviously means that I need A grades or better. My grades were AAAAB – with the B being in Biology. I know, I know, STOP MOANING EMILY! I’ll probably be fine, but then again, I might just have ruined my chances. However, I’ll stop complaining and get on to what this post is really about.

This week I haven’t really been doing much, but I have been rearranging all of my things. The picture is of my necklace collection and I’m going to write the stories behind some of them.

The silver locket was a present from my grandmother. Unexcitingly, I don’t have a picture in it yet, but I like to think that the real memory is in the giving of the necklace. It’s one of my favourite possessions and I probably wear it too much, but I honestly don’t care.

The little Pandora bag on the necklace was a gift from my dad. I had asked for a charm for my birthday, to go on my bracelet, but with my dad being Dad, he got one of the only charms in the shop that would not fit on. *sigh* I couldn’t bring myself to tell him though, so I went ahead and bought a chain for it to go on, and I think it looks really pretty.

The other pieces of jewelry on there don’t really have a big story behind them, but they’re pictured because they’re what I wear most. I hope you like them – let me know in the comments below. Also, do you have a piece of jewelry you couldn’t live without? Or maybe a family heirloom passed down to you?

.: Emily :.
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