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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Why Being Calm is Okay

It’s 10:30pm and I’m writing this from the comfort of my bed. I just drank a cup of coffee (decaff, of course, I’m not a maniac), got into my cosies and I thought, today, I feel calm. I’m not stressing about not filling my time with something productive, or worrying about that interview I have, […]

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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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Graduate Depression

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 […]

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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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Do You Spend Too Much Time Online?

“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.

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A Day of Thoughts

Sunday 4th February. Look at me, two posts in two days! I just wanted to write a quick entry and be real with you – today has been a weird day. It’s been weird because I haven’t done any work at all. It’s been weird because I couldn’t get out of my tired “daze”. And […]

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