Lockdown Diaries: Part 2

Okay, so it’s not really ‘lockdown’ anymore. Gone are the days of watching back-to-back Tiger King on Netflix, baking banana bread, and going for our 1 permittable form of exercise per day. God, thinking back, how did we get through that? Things in the UK are opening up again, the latest addition being pubs this weekend, and […]

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What Happens after University?

For some people, the end of university is now approaching. With three-or-so months left, I would imagine there’s a lot of note-taking, dissertation planning, and caffeine-fuelled evenings going on. A year ago, this was me. I remember feeling quite stressed about life, focussing on getting myself organised enough to hit those approaching deadlines. And, when […]

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Why Smiling is Okay

I was sitting on the train the other day, an overcrowded, stuffy train, and noticed that not one single person was smiling. Yes, I get it – the 19:30 from Birmingham New Street isn’t exactly the circus – but it was as if someone had injected a huge dose of GLUM into the carriage, and […]

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Weekly Round-up

In this weekly round-up, I recommend a new blogger, a magazine, an app, an e-newsletter and an Instagram account!

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Weekly Round-Up

Find out what I’ve been up to this week, including who’s blog I love, what music I’ve been listening to, and what book I’m reading.

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#AverageGirlSize

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 […]

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This is Important

“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 […]

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University? Completed.

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 […]

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My Search for a Future

The 25th May 2018, the day I officially finish University, is niggling at me. After that date, it’ll the first time since I was four years old that I won’t be in education. It’s such a weird thought – I’ll (hopefully) be working full-time in something I’ve been working towards essentially my whole life. I […]

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