Emily writes: Narrowing it down to just my 5 favourite nuggets of wisdom has been incredibly hard… but I’ve managed it (eventually)! So, before I ramble on any longer, here’s Meredith Grey’s top 5 nuggets of wisdom, and the lessons I’ve learnt from them.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a night out on the town… but it comes to a point when you’d rather do something that doesn’t involve alcohol. There’s no harm in drinking every now and again, but it really isn’t the be all and end all of student life. […]
Self care looks different for everyone and so it’s important to find what works for you. Whether that’s taking a bubble bath, reading a book or playing video games. There’s no correct way to practice self care
I’ve never celebrated Halloween. I’ve never really seen the point of it. Perhaps it stems from the fact that we were never allowed to do anything for it as kids. In fact, we were that family who’d be sat at home with blinds closed, lights off and doors locked. However, […]
30 minutes of Netflix. A quick scroll through Insta. A cheeky text message. A quick trip to the kitchen for yet another cuppa. Reorganising the sock drawer. Just some of the extensive range of methods that I use for procrastination. Let’s face it, it’s a mammoth task to stay focused […]
The world is pretty confusing place! I mean, when you look around, there’s so much going on that it’s not hard to see why people would be so down about it. It strikes me that amidst the confusion of the world, everyone has their own battles. Everyone is journeying their […]
Reading: the ultimate form of escapism. Any good book will have you lost in its pages, not wanting to put it down. Nothing beats the time spent with a good book and a mug of tea. Although, I must admit that I don’t spend as much time reading as I’d […]
Football: love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it has a unique power that brings people together. There’s something about the beautiful game that breaks down boundaries and unites people from all walks of life.
There’s a number of things I love about autumn. The slightly chillier weather providing a reason to snuggle under a blankie on the sofa, the crisp leaves, the impending sense that Christmas is almost here. But perhaps, above all else, what I love most about autumn is the fashion. Here’s […]
Today I wasn’t okay… and that’s okay! Tomorrow is another day and I’ll try again. If tomorrow is just as bad, that’s okay too.
Learning how to argue well is a skill that once learned will serve you for life. Once learnt, it allows you to respect others, and get into debate with them whilst acknowledging that everyone holds their own opinion and that’s okay. It’s a skill that takes some people longer than others to learn.
I’m not really one for new year’s resolutions but I do like to set myself a resolve for the beginning of each new chapter of my life. As I head back to uni to start my second year, there a few things I resolve to do. This will be my […]
Perhaps best of all, there’s a whole range of lessons that can be learnt from one character in particular; Albus Dumbledore. Every now and again, Dumbledore comes out with a saying that’s almost like a proverb; so much wisdom can be gained from them.
Your late teens/early twenties are a funny time of life. You’re just learning how to make it on your own in the big wide world; navigating the world of uni, work or whatever path you’ve chosen for yourself. It’s not easy. It can be made even harder when everyone has […]
You’re about to embark on the next step of your journey through life. It’s going to be big. It’s going to be scary. It’s going to be harder than you could ever imagine. BUT…
When I moved away for university, I was terrified that my relationship with my family was going to change in a negative way. I thought that our close knit family unit was going to cease to exist (or worse, carry on existing without me). Thankfully, that didn’t happen and our […]
There’s a whole range of different programmes on TV at the moment- it’s no surprise that it can often feel difficult choosing what to watch. I sometimes find that recommendations from other people help me to decide what I want to watch. With that in mind, here’s the 5 shows […]
Before I went to university I had the impression that it was going to be all sunshine and daisies. I thought everything would go perfectly and it would be a walk in the park. I could not have been more wrong. Very quickly I learnt that the my initial belief […]
Before I started University, I didn’t have a very healthy relationship with food. I was eating the wrong things, eating too much and gaining weight. Before I started uni, I had to decide that enough was enough. I had to decide that I wanted to make a change. What really […]
I used to be someone who liked to do everything by myself. I would rather sit and struggle by myself than admit to anybody that I needed their help. I would very rarely want anybody to read my work, unless the teacher had already said that it was good and […]