Last week, my friend and I visited Edinburgh for a few nights. I couldn't get over how beautiful the place is, so I thought I'd share some photos here on my blog! Also, if you're thinking of visiting the city, I'll run through the things we did and the costs involved. Day 1 We flew … Continue reading Edinburgh
Lucy Wood (@LucyJaneWood), Freelance Writer and YouTuber, has recently uploaded a video, discussing how little representation there is for women with 'in-between-y' body shapes. And I totally agree. I'm a size 12, curvy, tall, and have what I like to call a 'cake pouch' (the slightly podgy bit of lower tummy!) I'm not part of … Continue reading #AverageGirlSize
It's a real thing. No one prepares you for it, no one tells you about it, no one expects it. You're told, throughout your entire educational life, that you are to try your best and get high grades and keep studying and working because after uni, these are the things that employers want. Then, one … Continue reading Graduate Depression
"Confidence is not a given. It is not an entity. It’s a state of mind, even a state of being. It comes from acceptance of your body and mind (self-esteem), and feelings of well-being and belief in your abilities, skills and experience (confidence)." - Susie Mackie, Women of Spirit Three weeks ago, I started an internship … Continue reading This is Important
On Monday 14th May 2018, I handed in my final assignment of my university degree and was overwhelmed with all sorts of different emotions. First, I burst into tears as the thought of ohmygodwhatdoIdonow entered my mind, but then, after closing down the online-submission tab on my browser, I felt a huge sense of achievement. And here's … Continue reading University? Completed.
"In a world where people strive for likes on social media, where cyber-bullying exists, where there is the constant need to check notifications, people are becoming more and more obsessed with the online world." This is what I think.
As you may or may not know, I study English Language and Creative Writing at university, and have specialised in prose (short stories). It's always been something I've enjoyed doing, so I thought I'd perhaps share a few pieces that I've written over my years at university. My Story As a little girl, I used … Continue reading Have a Nosy: My Creative Writing