It’s Been a Blur

This past year (and a bit), since I last posted on my blog, has been such a rollercoaster that I didn’t know which way was up half of the time. Between studying (and subsequently graduating), working and moving flats I’ve barely had time to collect myself and my thoughts until now. For me, life has…

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

I don’t write nearly as many “progress update” blog posts like I used to so that’s a good sign right? It haven’t stopped trying to ‘better’ myself, it just feels like a significantly leas daunting task now. On occasion if I’m having a hard day, I write out my rambles that are weighing on my…

University in Lockdown: Remote Learning in Edinburgh

When I accepted my place to study Music Technology at the University of Edinburgh little over three years ago, I never thought my studies would be affected to this extent. Having already experienced three different UCU strike periods, I had hoped that it would be relatively plain sailing until my graduation in 2021. But with…

At Home With Me: My Student Flat in Edinburgh

I know that all of us have been staying inside as much as possible recently. It can sometimes feel particularly lonely at times so I wanted to write a blog post that gets you out of your space and invites you into mine. My bedroom is where I’ve been spending excessive amounts of time and…

As Freely as I Love Others

“In 2019, I hope that I treat myself with respect and realise that I am worth more than I make myself out to be. I hope that I become unapologetic for who I am and stop saying sorry so much. But most of all I hope for 2019 to be the year of self-validation where…

There Will be no Miracles Here

“There will be no miracles here” This is a great kind of quote for me. It’s not particularly thought-provoking or inspiring but it does match up with the realistic way I want to think about life. I don’t believe in miracles, fate or destiny but in the fact that things happen as a result of…

University Freshers’ Week: The Complete Guide

Freshers’ Week is completely unpredictable. With so many new faces and places, it’s easy to get lost in yourself and your new surroundings. I’ve put together this guide to help you navigate everything that’s going on so you can make the most of your time during Freshers’ Week. It covers everything from events to free…

Tips for Living in University Halls

September is fast approaching and the start of the new semester is looming over our heads. I lived in halls during my first year at the University of Edinburgh and based on my experience, I’ve tried to think of some tips for those of you who may be moving out for the first time. Moving…

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…

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…