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Dissertation Diaries 1

If you didn’t know already I am an English Lit. student in Edinburgh and in September I will be going into my fourth (and final) year. And with that final year comes the dreaded task of writing my dissertation.

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LET’S HAVE A CATCH-UP | INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, ROYAL DRAMA AND MOVING.

I feel like its been a while since I’ve sat down and written my thoughts onto ‘paper’. The last time I wrote to you on a more personal note was when I signed off for Christmas […]

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A Year of Sophie’s Edit

A whole year. On the 17th May, when I am writing this, a whole year ago, I hit publish on this very site. I can’t actually believe that I’ve been writing continuously for a year. I’ve thanked you all on every social platform I have but I couldn’t not say anything right here where it started. Even if it’s a bit late.

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ARE WE HEADING INTO A FOURTH LOCKDOWN?

As of Monday, Scotland has started to ‘re-open’ in that nonessential businesses like cafes, restaurants, gyms, hairdressers, salons, shops etc. have all been granted the go ahead to open. Don’t get me wrong I am excited and I am extremely grateful that so many struggling businesses can start to get themselves back on their feet. However that is not to say it doesn’t come with fear and anxiety surrounding a fourth lockdown and the chance that life will once again be put on hold. […]

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LOOKING AT 2021

I wasn’t planning writing any sort of post that looked back at 2020 to any degree and I suppose this post doesn’t exactly do that either. However it didn’t feel right to start back up again and not acknowledge my feelings towards 2021. I am definitely ready to move forward […]

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BODY IMAGE: WEIGHING IN ON THE KENDALL JENNER SCANDAL

Traditionally I am not one to way in on drama that surrounds the internet but the one that popped up over the weekend really got me thinking. So, if you didn’t know Kendall Jenner posted photos of her at a shoot for Skims (Kim Kardashians brand), in what looks like set of underwear (I say ‘looks’ because that thong is pretty much made of nothing). […]

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SOME HAPPY NEWS | MARCH

Happy News is a segment I started on my blog just before Christmas, when life seemed bogged down and miserable, days were long and coronavirus seemed never ending. Therefore the idea was created to spread some joy and some smiles amongst the chaos. I thought this weeks blog post was the perfect opportunity to bring it back. […]

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GOING INTO A NEW TERM WITH A PRODUCTIVE MINDSET | PRODUCTIVITY TIPS

Now I am very much they type of person who loves new stationary, especially when it comes to starting a new term. However, being away from all my usual bits and pieces (I’m studying from home rather than at my flat this term) meant I had to find new ways of finding productivity rather than being wasteful and buying everything new. […]

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AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER | LOOKING BACK AT ONLINE LEARNING.

It’s weird to say that my first term of third year is already done. From having so long off because of Covid I was very hesitant in starting back again. Would I know how to write an essay? (I’m an English Lit. Student if you didn’t know), would I be able to keep up with the enormous work load? […]

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HOW I AM TRYING TO GET OUT OF MY MID TERM SLUMP

Yup, it’s that time of year again. I always find once I’ve finished my first set of assessments and have to go onto the next load I get handed this big lump of demotivation and tiredness. I’m not sure if it’s a combination of the weather, impeding lockdown, online learning and general stress or a select one of these factors […]

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WEEKLY THOUGHTS: ONLINE LEARNING, COVID AND FINDING BALANCE.

I’m back with another weekly thoughts post so I can update you on what has been going on in my life and why I’ve been a bit distant on this platform. Even if covid is still ruling our lives (ruining it would also be highly applicable at this point), more than I wish to admit, I don’t think I’ve ever been so stressed […].

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SOME HAPPY NEWS

This title is probably quite confusing but hear me out. Over the past 6-8 months I’ve repeatedly stopped looking at the news, mainly because it is filled with corona death tolls or the next impending lockdown. It is stress inducing and very much alters my mood. Why is it as human beings we want to concentrate on the negatives so much? […]

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SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS

Considering I am moving back to Edinburgh today (I am writing this a few days before because to be honest there is no way on earth I could write a blog post in the car without being sick). On top of this uni is about to start *sends shiver through my spine*, so to round off the 6 months at home, I thought I’d share my highlights.

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WHAT TO BRING AND WHAT NOT TO BRING TO UNI

As a third year uni student (which is extremely scary considering it feels like I only just went into first year) I think I’ve gotten a good idea of what is necessary and unnecessary to take to your new home. Whether that is in student accommodation or private renting. […]

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LOOKING BACK AT MY FIRST TWO YEARS OF UNI

It genuinely only feels like yesterday that I was leaving to go on my new adventure. Uni felt like this huge new thing that was extremely intimidating and scary. Full of ‘what-ifs’ and stereotypes. Today I thought I’d go through those stereotypes and look back at my two years in higher education. [..]

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MY 30TH POST: A REVIEW OF BLOGGING SO FAR

It’s a bit scary to think I’ve already written 30 posts. To be honest I wasn’t sure if I’d make it past 8. However, in saying that, the reception I’ve received and what I’ve gained from not only being more honest to my readers but with myself is something I will always cherish. […]

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MY RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCKDOWN: AN UPDATE

How many weeks are we now into staying home? I think I have well and truly lost count. In fact I don’t think I started counting in the first place, mostly because I didn’t (and still don’t) know what day it is.I have lost the plot. […]

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MAKING A LOCKDOWN BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

Lockdown has stopped a lot of things, one being celebrating getting a year older with your family and friends. […]

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YOUR PRIVILEGE SHOULD NOT SILENCE YOU: EDUCATE YOURSELF AND SPEAK UP.

Nothing easy is ever worth doing. I heard that once and have never let it go. This applied to this post. More than I want to admit. Because this isn’t easy. Why may you ask? […]

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HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF OCCUPIED IN LOCKDOWN

I know a lot of people are having nice weather and are probably lying out in the sunshine. However, the probability of that where I live (in the Scottish Highlands) is not a guarantee. […]

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I want to start this post by highlighting the fact it is not going to be about ignoring the rules. PLEASE FOLLOW THEM. Instead I want to remind you that how you deal with it is your choice, […]

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WHY I FEEL THE NEED TO WRITE A BLOG

I don’t know, for those who know me, if this exactly comes as a surprise but yes the website you’ve stumbled upon (or maybe I’ve made you read) is from my *I was going to say mouth but technically is actually my fingers.* […]

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