I’ve been a little quiet on here recently, what with second year taking its hold and exams stressing me out far too much! Exams and coursework are all out of the way now – I find out next week what … Continue reading
I’m an English Literature student, and I absolutely love it. Sure, there are times when I’ve read the same boring poem in about a hundred different translations and like any student, begin to wonder why on earth I picked this … Continue reading
So this was a bit exciting. I turned 18 two-and-a-half years ago and yet today was the first time I’ve voted. I was registered in both my hometown and my university town, Birmingham, and in all honesty I would rather … Continue reading
Three months ago I had the most wonderful birthday surprise of tickets to see Matilda at Cambridge Theatre in London. Last night the wait was finally over, and boy was it worth it. I grew up reading Roald Dahl stories … Continue reading
Yesterday was my gorgeous mother’s **th birthday (a lady never tells), and as it was my last day before returning to sunny Birmingham for university, I figured I should do something to make it special. From a mix of not … Continue reading
Last Thursday I had the absolute pleasure of attending a talk at my University given by the incredible Zigi Shipper, a Holocaust survivor, ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day. I say pleasure, because while it is an extremely difficult topic to … Continue reading
Yesterday I was ecstatic about finally going to see Catching Fire – who knows how, after reading the trilogy in the space of a fortnight and a ridiculous year-and-a-half wait since The Hunger Games, I managed to wait over a … Continue reading
So this is blogging, hey? Kind of like talking to myself, except other people can read it…not that they’re likely to, but maybe that thought in the back of my mind will keep me from too much non-sensical rambling.
I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions – partly because I know I’d be rubbish at keeping them, and if you don’t try you won’t fail – what a pessimistic thought! Another reason I don’t make them is because of a personal tradition I keep, of sitting down every year on my birthday, meditating on the past year and thinking about what I’d like to achieve before the next birthday. So in a way, although it happens in November rather than January, I have my own kind of new year resolutions.
One thing I have decided to do this year, though, is blog. Everyone’s doing it these days, and as it pretty characteristic of myself, I’ve left it a little late to join the party – better late then never though, as somebody said once upon a time. I don’t know if it’s just the fact that university life is getting a bit busy and I want some way to procrastinate, but I’m here, I’m blogging, so let’s go. I kept a paper diary through my young teen years, as well as photo albums, and sadly it’s not something I’ve managed to keep up – but maybe, just maybe, having a shiny new ‘diary’ right here on t’internet will help me to document things a bit better.
So Happy New Year, I hope it’s a really great one – and welcome to a little bit of my life.