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A while ago, I noticed something scary. For quite some time, longer than I realised, I haven’t been doing what I love. I haven’t written a creative word in months. I haven’t finished a short story since I graduated with my degree in English Literature and Creative Writing last year. It’s always in the back of my mind. I should write something. This story would be interesting. But I don’t actually do it anymore. I… Read More

Boy, I will do anything for a bit of alliteration. But alliteration aside (see what I did there?), today I am coming to you with some thoughts about comparison. I’m sure most of us have subjected ourselves to this at one point or another in our lives: looking at ourselves, or at something we’ve done, and undermining it because someone else is further or seemingly better off. In my first year of university, I lived… Read More

I only started university last week, but already, I have learnt a lot. Here are some things I picked up during my first week… The first thing people ask you is not your name; it’s your course. Therefore, you will say the name of your course at least five times a day for at least the first week. When you meet people with whom you have neither your course nor accommodation in common,… Read More

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