It’s almost two years to the day since I received my degree. I remember the anticipation of opening the email which contained my results and then a few weeks later donning a cap and gown, having my photo taken with a scroll and thinking “Wow, I’ve actually made it”. Now I know this sounds quite… Continue reading Truth be told: the biggest lessons I’ve learned as a graduate
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We all know that Coronavirus has put huge amounts of pressure on businesses and the economy, not just in the UK, but the world over. Many small businesses in particular are struggling to keep afloat with the closures of shops during lockdown and the proliferation of huge online companies such as Amazon who stock just… Continue reading Sharing the small business love: my favourite purchases over lockdown
Welcome back to the blog! Today I wanted to have an honest heart-to-heart about mental health during the global Coronavirus pandemic. It’s been 3 months since the UK went into lockdown and particularly with living in Wales where restrictions still aren’t easing, it feels never-ending. It’s been a tough time for everyone the world over… Continue reading Keeping it real: an honest chat about mental health during lockdown
If you read my last blog post, you’ll know all about my 2019 reading challenge that I’ve set myself: 20 – 25 books this year. So far I’m steaming ahead, having just finished reading Book 4 within the first month of 2019, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. I wasn’t expecting to write a… Continue reading Hope and survival against all odds: Reviewing The Tattooist of Auschwitz
We’re now a few weeks into 2019 which means I’ve had the chance to think about my goals for this year (yes, I know I should have set them before but I was really rather busy!). Every year I set goals to be more confident, more mindful of others and to work harder at… Continue reading New year, old me? 2019 challenges
Well, hello! It’s been more than a little while since I’ve written on here and in the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions and reflecting on the last 12 months, I felt this was the perfect time! 2018 has been a rollercoaster – a cliché, I know - the last 4 months in particular have been… Continue reading Roll on 2019
“Go to university; having a degree greatly increases your employability”, they said. But does it really? Here is just a little overview of my experience of job hunting in the last few months leading up to, and following my graduation. I started hunting for jobs in March, when I’d signed for a house to… Continue reading The reality of job hunting as a graduate: my experience.
Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these: 10 months to be precise. That’s a long old time, but time which has been full to the brim with essays, final year stress and, more recently, catching up on all the sleep I’ve missed out on over the last three years. My degree… Continue reading Onwards and upwards
Quite some time ago now, I wrote a post about my favourite little places in Cardiff and promised a Cornish sister-post. And after spending a long and adventurous summer in Cornwall, I’ve decided that now is the perfect time to reminisce and share a few of my favourite places. The following are places I always… Continue reading Lovely stops and sunset spots
Ever considered getting a work experience placement or internship, but never actually committed to the decision? Are you unsure what you want to do for a career and would like some hands-on insight? Unsure of whether you want to put all that hard work in and not be paid for it? Having just completed my… Continue reading How interning could be your best next move