Planning a Week in Paris

“Paris is always a good idea.” A quote by Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina that I choose to live by, even though I haven’t actually seen the film. I romanticize Paris, partially because it is the City of Love but mainly because it is my favourite place in the world and my ultimate happy place. The…

My University Bedroom & How I Decorated

Moving away from home for the first time was a bit terrifying for me. Of course, I was excited too but I recoiled at the fact of not having some sort of familiarity around me as I like to have a safe space. I had never visited my accommodation before I moved in so the…

The Power of a Setback

Setbacks can be far too powerful. Weeks worth of effort and progress towards becoming a person that I’m proud of can all vanish after one day and over the past few weeks I’ve had so many setbacks that they almost pushed me to the point of giving up. Trying to get through a bad day…

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Two weeks ago my friend Sarah and I went to an exhibition titled, ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted,’ created by Mhairi Bell-Moodie at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh. The exhibition featured portraits of 25 different women and told their stories of how they fought and survived traumatic events such as rape, abuse, child loss and illness….