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New Hobbies For When Lockdown Gets Old

Bored, maybe? Well, you’re far from the only one. It’s almost an entire year since we were first plunged into lockdown. No doubt we’ve all exhausted the banana-bread-making, Hamilton-watching, pub-quizzing selves that emerged last March, back when spirits were high and we thought we’d be done by Christmas. If you’re anything like me, the only …

This year, I will have two Christmases.

It’s been a hard year. We’re at the point where we barely need to say it anymore. We all know this year has been hard on us, on everyone. But something I don’t think has been talked about enough is how it feels to miss huge family changes because you’ve not been able to travel …

A New Reality

When I wake up, the first thing I do is check my phone. This morning, it’s an email reminding me about a welcome talk – five minutes before it starts. I drag myself out of bed, turn the kettle on and find my laptop under a pile of clothes on the couch. I cleaned the …

Journaling for the soul

We’re all striving to live in the moment, especially that we’re supposed to be experiencing the best years of our lives at uni. Of course, this is really difficult because we’re constantly dwelling over the past or the future. I definitely struggled with this a lot, and I’m definitely not an expert, but I’ve got …

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 …

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 …

Self Care For The Busy Student!

It’s no secret that university life can get extremely hectic at times. As soon as the last few weeks of the semester hit, my free time fills up with rehearsals, studies, and deadlines. It can be really difficult to keep a clear head when the time you would normally spend resting and recuperating, disappears. At …

Getting fit and healthy in Nottingham

In the last 6 months, I’ve become a lot more focused on my personal fitness goals. While the changes are small, they’re there and there’s nothing more motivational than that. Besides aesthetics, keeping on top of my fitness goals have improved my mental and cardiovascular health. Nottingham has proved to be an absolutely amazing place …

It’s ok to not be having the best time of your life at university

“I’m having the best year ever” “Fresher’s is going to be unforgettable!” “Fresher’s was a non-stop party”   These are all things I heard people say during my first year at university and I absolutely hated myself for not being able to relate. Ever since I was a little girl, I looked forward to the …

How To Beat The Blues

Having been over a year since I began contributing to this blog, it has become increasingly difficult finding new and engaging content to talk about with my readers. However, with exams looming, it seemed obvious that the best way to reach out to my audience was to lend a helping hand to those of you …