Moving away from home can be the biggest adventure of your life. Exploring a new city. Making new friends. Settling into a new routine. Everything about the new can be exciting. However, there’s another side of moving away that doesn’t get spoken about quite so much. I’m talking about homesickness. […]
sI’m officially half way through my time at uni… like WHAT??? The past year and a half has flown by and it has been an absolutely crazy adventure. It’s got me thinking about my uni journey so far, the lessons I’ve learnt and the memories I’ve made. Here’s a few […]
Get more organised. Eat healthier. Buy a gym membership and actually go. Read for pleasure more. Every January 1st we set ourselves goals like these and by January 14th (or there abouts) we’ve already given up on them. That’s part of the reason why I’ve given up on New Years […]
One of the most important keys for student life is nailing your essay technique. Once you’ve got that down, you’re pretty much set for any essay you’re ever given. But, finding the technique that works for you is hard and sometimes you need a little bit of advice from others. […]
There’s so many things I love about Christmas. As soon as bonfire night is over, I’m a bundle of Christmas cheer; singing carols, buying presents, spreading holiday cheer. There’s just so much joy about the holiday season. Want to know the reasons why I love Christmas so much? Well, let […]
It gets to this time of the year and there’s always a whole lot of talk about it being “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, for a lot of people, Christmas is hard. It’s a time that reminds them of those that aren’t there with them. Christmas reminds […]
Recently, I’ve been starting to think that maybe we’ve got the meaning of the Christmas season wrong. What if, it’s not about the extravagant gifts we buy or the elaborate feasts we prepare? But instead, what if it’s about simply being present? What if we gave our presence for Christmas […]
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have the most random music taste you’ve ever heard. One minute I’ll be listening to pop, then the next minute a bit of smooth jazz will come on. With that said, I don’t expect my music taste to be everybody’s cup […]
It’s okay to put yourself first sometimes. You can’t give when you’re running on empty, and people can’t expect you to do so. Take time for you. Let yourself rest. And more than anything, don’t let anyone make you feel guilty about it.
Vulnerability has been coming up in every single area of my life recently. No matter where I am, people are talking about being vulnerable. It’s made me really have to stop and reconsider the power of vulnerability. I used to think that vulnerability was a weakness I never wanted to […]
Failure is an inevitable part of life. Sooner or later, we’re all going to fail at something. But, it’s not our failures that define us. Imagine if that was the case- we would be a whole species of failures. I for one am so glad that that failing doesn’t make […]
I’m not going to lie, this week has been a ridiculously hard one. It’s been a “kick you in the crotch, spit on your neck fantastic” kind of week- to quote Rachel Green. In all honesty, there’s been a number of times that I wanted to quit, just give up […]
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.