Monday, 22 June 2015

My Study Space

Seeing as though I have finally finished my exams (a moment of appreciation for the fact I survived the exam period without TOO many breakdowns please) it's likely that I won't be studying intensely in this space again as I head to university in September. I thought you might be interested in my study space as it was for the duration of my A2 exams so I thought I'd explain some of the key features to you incase you're in search of inspiration for your own study space!

I almost always work at my desk in my room. If I feel like I need a change of scenery I will occasionally take my books and laptop outside or I'll sit on my bed but generally this is what I see while I revise. As my desk isn't actually that big, and I'm a big fan of spacing everything out around me, I sometimes move my laptop somewhere else, within reaching distance so I can still use it as a clock as well as having it to hand to look up more information if I don't understand something. Because I was spending so much time here I wanted to use the space I had on the side of my bookcase to put things I thought might motivate me when I'd really rather be doing something else. At the very top is a postcard I received from my insurance choice university wishing me luck in my exams which I thought was really lovely and in the middle are my favourite polaroids I got with my copy of Taylor Swift's 1989 album, mainly because I thought they just made the space look nice.


Hanging off the fairy lights around my book case I have two of these little signs. (The other says 'Chocolate is not just for breakfast') The one pictured in particular I love so much as I've always been a big fan of this Walt Disney quote and I think it's just a really nice and uplifting thing to read, especially when revising for important exams that you need to do well in. 


Stuck to my mirror is this good luck card my mum gave me last year. There were a few exams I was particularly stressed for and before each of them she reminded me of 'the biscuit' and although its a bit of a silly thing I just love the sentiment behind it. I'm a big believer in having lucky things even if their only purpose is to comfort you so I love this card a lot! Hanging next to it is a necklace I was sent by my family in New Zealand for my 18th Birthday. I miss them a lot so it's nice to have that near, even if they're not.


The last, and probably my favourite, thing in my study space is these two good luck cards that my lovely little cousins made me. Every time they make me cards it makes me incredibly happy and having these near me while revising reminded me that although I am 100% doing this for me and no one else, it would also be a nice added bonus if I could make them proud of me (even if they are both about a decade away from sitting their A-Levels). I especially love that one of them wrote me some little history facts and the 93 times table on it, just incase it came up.


There are a few other things dotted around the space like my little jar of happiness that one of my incredible best friends made me for my 18th Birthday or the grades that I'm aiming for to remind me that there is an end point to all of this but these are the main ones. 

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my study space! If there's something you particularly liked let me know what it was in the comments! Let me know if I've given you any inspiration for things to decorate your study space with too, I'd love to know.

Lucy x

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