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

Benefits of joining a society or sports team at university

Hey everyone, just a quick one to touch base before the inevitable panic of going back to uni! I work as a Student Ambassador for my university, and part of my role involves writing blog posts and chatting to prospective students via the Unibuddy platform (I honestly have the best job in the world!). This week I wrote about societies and sport, and I wanted … Continue reading Benefits of joining a society or sports team at university

Honest advice for surviving the housemates from hell

Anyone who has known me throughout my 2nd year at uni has probably heard my housemate horror story, and with a week to go until I’m finally able to deeeeeep clean my house until it’s rid of their germs, I can safely talk about how I survived such a painful living situation. To run the story as short as I can, I moved into the box room … Continue reading Honest advice for surviving the housemates from hell

March was the best month I’ve had in years and here’s why

At the end of February, all the crazy (and honestly, unnecessary) drama in my life had finally died down, leaving me the room to finally focus on the good in my life. By the end of March, I felt like a new person and I am the happiest I have been in a long time. Here are some of the amazing lovely things that happened … Continue reading March was the best month I’ve had in years and here’s why

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

Dear Olivia Jade: My take on the college admissions scandal

If you haven’t read about the college admissions scandal by now, you’ll need to tell me which rock you’re under so I can hide there for future reference – it’s a massive story, and understandably so; in what Forbes claims to be “the largest prosecuted college admissions scandal in U.S. history“, 50 people were charged in relation to paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million in … Continue reading Dear Olivia Jade: My take on the college admissions scandal