A Lookback on my Second Year at University

I wrote a post like this after I finished my first year at university, reflecting on everything that I had learned from a personal perspective rather than an educational one. I had a wee read of it the other day now that I’m finished my second year and I thought it would be nice for…

Hello from a European Train

As I write this I’m on a train somewhere in the Czech Republic on my way from Prague to Berlin (and now proof reading this in a Berlin coffee shop). There’s a small town to my left and rolling hills to my right with the sun beaming down on it all. The trains on mainland…

Starting to Lose a Little Motivation

When I wrote my first Progress Update I decided to put it off for a week because I was ill and very much down in the dumps. By doing so, I thought I would create a more optimistic post that didn’t just focus on everything that hadn’t gone according to plan and, thankfully, it seemed…

My Birthday Milkshake Crawl

Milkshakes are fabulous, aren’t they? I loved them when I was little but as I got older and moved to Edinburgh, my love for them has grown into an unhealthy obsession. My friends seem somewhat amused by my fascination, as it seems to be recognised as a big part of my personality to them. So…

New Brand, New Me

Around a month or so ago I decided that I wanted to change my life to try and be happier. I mentioned in a blog post titled, ‘Starting to Make a Change,’ that I wanted to keep track of the progress I make through my blog, mainly for myself but also for anyone else who…

My Cello Story

It’s around this time of year that I celebrate my ‘cello playing anniversary’. I don’t remember the exact date of my first lesson but I know it was in the run up to the Easter holidays in 2008 so perhaps I’m a bit late. Regardless of when the actual day is, I have now been…

Imagine Dragons

My goodness, they know how to put on a show. On Sunday the 4th of March myself, Dan, his friend Nick and Nick’s girlfriend Alex went to see Imagine Dragons play the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. It was Dan and Nick’s second time seeing them in concert whilst it was Alex and I’s first. For…

Starting to Make a Change

For those of you who read my blog post titled ‘My State of Mind,’ you’ll know that my general thoughts may not have the most positive outlook. I’ve wanted change that for a while but I guess I never felt motivated enough to start changing the way I think. That’s why I’m writing this blog…

My State of Mind

“I have the emotional stability of a seesaw.” Was the comment I made to my friend as a joke but the offhand statement seems to sum it up pretty well. I was going to wait a few months into blogging before I started writing about any ‘deep stuff’ but I created my blog as an…

18th Birthday Celebrations

My birthday was on Tuesday the 13th of February and as the baby of my friendship group, I was the last to turn 18. The weekend I just spent in Glasgow wasn’t technically part of the celebrations but put me in the sort of giddily excited mood for the week to follow. The Sunday night was probably…