Calling time on “sexy” Instagram models and the guys that consume their content

The Instagram models that make you feel like shit because you don’t look like that? They don’t even look like that. Instagram seems like a friendly place – it takes just a second to double-tap a photo and send someone some short-term endorphins, the images that go viral tend to be filled with positivity rather than hate, and cats and dogs rule the world of … Continue reading Calling time on “sexy” Instagram models and the guys that consume their content

Whoever is watching over me, thank you

You can always tell when two people are best friends because they are having more fun than it makes sense for them to be having. It’s unbelievable that we’ve only been back at uni for a month – the past few weeks have been a whirlwind and whilst it’s consisted of social stress, library breakdowns and a few tears, I’m having the time of my … Continue reading Whoever is watching over me, thank you

A love letter to my best friends (and why communication is key)

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives” – Anthony Robbins I’ve been having a pretty rough time recently and I’m very fortunate to have wonderful friends by my side whenever I need them. A few days ago, after bursts of crying 1) after I woke up 2) while walking to uni 3) in the library and … Continue reading A love letter to my best friends (and why communication is key)

Starting the Wellbeing Society was the best decision of my life

During the height of exam stress and housemate drama last year, I would tell my friends (mid-mental breakdown in the library) that I was going to start a “crying society, where we all just sit in a room and cry together… Our slogan can be ‘you bring the tears, we bring the tissues’”. In a desperate attempt to remind ourselves that we weren’t the only … Continue reading Starting the Wellbeing Society was the best decision of my life

Why losing some friendships was the best thing that ever happened to me

Anyone would tell you that I’m not an argumentative girl – I don’t like conflict and I always think it’s better to calmly step away from something than to get involved in some full-blown drama. So, whilst going through school didn’t really involve many major fall-outs, making *and keeping* friends at university is a whole new ball game. My second year has involved so much … Continue reading Why losing some friendships was the best thing that ever happened to me

Just a bit of a general catch-up: February 2019

Hello friends! The last couple of months have been a little weird, mainly because of semester 1 exams but also because of general life; my last post was one I actually wrote weeks before it was published, but I had to schedule it for after things in my life had calmed down. For those of you that have liked my Facebook page, I filmed a … Continue reading Just a bit of a general catch-up: February 2019

It’s hard to find your people at university

In my sister’s own words, “friendships at uni seem so temporary” and while it sounds like we’re all falling in and out of fake friendships, I don’t think that’s the point. University is the place where I think I’ve grown the most in the shortest period of time – I’m much more in tune with myself than I was when I left school. One of … Continue reading It’s hard to find your people at university