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Yearly Reflection: 2018

Looking back, 2018 was a life changing kind of year. And although it’s so easy to be negative about it not ending the way I had hoped, I figured it’s best to celebrate the great moments that have occurred in the last 365 days. So, here’s to the memories that have carried me through this…

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A Year Later

Hello and welcome to my new feature – A Year Later. This series of posts will preserve, document and reflect upon the blog posts I had once published on my old blog, ‘Coffee Shop Dreams.’ I can’t wait to share my thoughts, and ultimately, see how much I have changed in such a short space…

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The Small Things

On the 8th October 2018, I passed my driving test! Now, for anyone who knows me, this was something I’d built up so much in my mind that I thought it was impossible for me to ever achieve. I wasn’t a naturally confident learner driver. In fact, I dreaded nearly all of my lessons. So,…

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Dear my future self …

Dear my future self, Today you got rejected by a writing programme that you had all of your hopes pinned upon, and it got me thinking … How many rejections are too many? How many setbacks does it take to truly break a person? How many times do you have to pick yourself up only…

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Let it be …

The build up to graduation was bittersweet. I was excited and scared … relieved and stressed about handing my dissertation in – the final step before it was officially over. I knew I wouldn’t fail, or do badly at all for that matter. But what I didn’t prepare myself for was after. After the essays…

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Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification The immediate fulfillment that follows an action/accomplishment. If you haven’t already suffered from the desire to be instantly gratified by something, I’m sure you will someday. I have, and although I often hated to admit it, I don’t think there’s actually anything wrong with wanting to feel immediately fulfilled. However, as most successful…

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My ’30 before 30′ List

After graduating over a month ago, it would seem that I’ve reached a weird crossroads in life. I’m a twenty-one year old who has never been out of education since the age of five. So, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t struggling to adapt to this new kind of normal. Therefore, in…

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A Millennial’s Guide To Success

I’ve always had an extensive list of fears, the mundane and the downright ridiculous. However, I’ve recently found myself reflecting upon them. If someone asked me what I was most fearful of years ago, I wouldn’t tell them the truth. I would shrug, probably say ‘snakes’ and then not mention it again. But that would…

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Graduation

Dear reader, On July 19th 2018, I graduated with a first class BA in English Studies with Creative Writing. The build up to university was challenging, and there were times during my first year that I wanted to quit, but I didn’t. I pushed through, and despite all of the stress (including essay writing on…

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Italy

~ Rome & Florence ~ In June of this year, I left England behind for a trip to Italy – a country I had planned to visit for years. During my time there, I had the chance to visit Rome and Florence, which albeit known to be tourist destinations, didn’t disappoint. Here are just a…

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