Today, after about a month of shear stress and deliberation, I finally bit the bullet, completed the last couple of steps, and sent off my application to UCAS. I have decided to apply for a second degree, because clearly the first 4 years and almost £50k of debt just weren’t enough. The whole decision to … More It Doesn’t Get Any Easier The second Time Around
It’s the first weekend in January which means that my social media feeds are full of people sharing their New Year’s resolutions, and I was going to write a blog post about how I don’t really like the idea of giving things up. However, I did that last year and if I’m honest there are … More Am I Really Doing This Again?
This year has felt long, it’s felt like the longest year I’ve ever lived. In fact I’ve taken to joking that it’s the never ending year. Obviously I know that time physically cannot actually move slower, but I think that the simple fact that I’ve done so much this year and been through so many … More So Long 2018, It’s Been Some Year
The Christmas Card. Hannah stared at the envelope on her doormat for a few seconds in confusion. Hardly anyone ever wrote her cards or letters, in fact most of the post she got was junk mail or flyers for the local takeaways, and the handwriting on the front of the card was one that she … More An Advent Of Writing – Day 14
I feel like society has a very specific set of expectations as to where I should be in my life right now, I know that my grandparents certainly do. It goes a little bit like this: have a career in the subject that you graduated in (and failing that at least have a regular full … More Is It Too Late To Start Again?
The Winter Solstice. One of the best things about the run up to Christmas is the winter solstice, the 21st of December. It’s been thought that the winter solstice has been celebrated in the UK for thousands of years and that stonehenge was possibly built to commemorate both the summer and winter solstices. It’s also … More An Advent Of Writing – Day 13
Christmas Songs. Christmas music is one of those things that people tend to either love or hate. Usually the people that hate it are the people who have spent any sort of time in retail around the Christmas period, where they play non stop Christmas carols since November. If you hear the same song enough … More An Advent Of Writing – Day 12
Christmas Can Be Lonely. Christmas is a time associated with happiness, cheer, laughter, goodwill, family. All very positive things, and for most people it is a positive season. But for some people Christmas can be intensely lonely. Not everyone has friends or family to spend the holidays with, and seeing everyone else enjoying themselves can … More An Advent Of Writing – Day 11
Socks. Socks are amazing. I love socks. However, as a child socks are the worst Christmas gift you can get. They’re boring, and dull, and no one likes socks. Getting new pairs of socks in your stocking was always a disappointment. How can you get excited about socks when all you really wanted were new … More An Advent Of Writing – Day 10
Have you ever wanted something so badly that the very idea of it absolutely terrifies you? Have you ever put off doing something not because you don’t want to do it, but because you want it so much that you’re afraid of going for it and failing? I mean, let’s be honest, it’s less disappointing … More Don’t Let The Fear Of Striking Out Keep You From Playing The Game