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Surviving in Uncertainty

Hello everyone! I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during these chaotic times. With uncertainty marring almost every aspect of most of our lives, here are my two cents on navigating unchartered waters and living with uncertainty. For starters, embrace it. Some may call it giving up, I call it moving …

4 Escapist Books to Lift Your Spirits

With the current state of the world; the unrest and anxiety… there’s a certain type of fiction that really hits the spot. I find it hard to focus on a book when I have a lot on my mind, but these books have achieved the impossible – they pulled me into a world that is …

Best Ways to Relax during Quarantine

It’s hard to keep calm and carry on during quarantine. As a third year student with deadlines approaching, it’s easy to feel stressed in the best of circumstances. With the added anxiety from these unprecedented times we find ourselves in, trying to study can seem overwhelming. Each of us has had to dramatically alter the …

A letter to my friends in their final year.

Do you remember your first day at Nottingham? I do. Saturday 23rd September 2017. Moving into Cripps Hall, being so nervous I couldn’t eat anything on the drive up from London, but somehow it dissipated until that same day, we were up all night, 7 of us crowded into a single room, laughing about a …

Things I’m grateful for during quarantine

Growing up, I was always an aggressively optimistic kid. I could find the silver lining in almost any situation. Many years later, in the face of a pandemic and an uncertain future, that, has become my super-power. With nothing but the sad and the bad everywhere we look, I thought it would be a nice …

In Defence of Mind Maps

Ahh, the dreaded Summer Term. Exam season is upon us and, along with the omnipresent lack of motivation due to that-which-shall-not-be-named, we’re all looking for ways to spice up our revision. Chances are that you’ve already got your favourite revision strategies that are tried and tested and work for you. Trust me, so did I. …

Why I’m spending my time doing art

I’ve always quite enjoyed doing art. I guess I’ve grown up with it – my grandmother and uncle are both artists and taught me a lot of what I know. As I’ve grown older though, I’ve found I have less and less time to do art myself, because there is so much else going on …

Books You Must Read Before Lockdown Ends

If there’s one thing most 20-something year old’s will agree to, it’s that somewhere along the way we all lost the penchant for reading we once had. Did we get too busy? Did social media encourage immediate gratification in a way books never could? There are a million reasons why; and sadly, not a lot …

Feeling guilty at a time like this.

It’s a tough time right now. The world has been turned upside down. And, that’s an understatement. To say the very least. It’s tough on NHS workers, it’s tough on key workers, it’s tough on families separated from one another, it’s tough on students who cannot complete the year at university, it’s tough on final …

Things to do during lockdown (that isn’t baking banana bread)

Happy April everyone, and welcome back to my blog! I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. For those of you celebrating Easter, I hope you have a wonderful weekend (indoors, of course). Being in lockdown, surrounded by all this chaos has been a bit of a change, to say the least. …