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Goodbye to second year... hello to third year!

Hi everyone!How have you all been? Long time no see, Covid 19 has been a nightmare to say the least and life dramatically changed during the second year of uni but never the less, here I am!Second year ended back in June which is pretty late considering originally I should have finished at the start of May but life changed and all my university classes and exams were put online.Fast forward to now and I am about to start the final year of my journalism degree... it's rather scary that this time next year I will either be in employment or starting another journey in my career.University for me ended up being really successful during the pandemic because I smashed my exams getting two A's and a B and also passing my 80 words a minute shorthand exam. Along with lots of encouragement from my parents, especially my mum who continually put messages on the whiteboard in the kitchen. She's amazing!
However, if I could change the circumstances and not let Covid happen I would take t…

Finding motivation during a pandemic...

Hey all, I hope you're all keeping safe and healthy.
I thought I'd do a little post about life during this pandemic. Keeping your mental health positive and having productivity is a whole lot harder during this time and it can often feel like we're all spiralling into an unproductive and sad time.
But that's okay.
Feeling unproductive, unmotivated and somewhat down is okay. You can't sit and have a good day everyday. We're in the middle of a pandemic and while we all want to carry on as normal it is extremely difficult when we can no longer leave our homes. I've sat here for the last week and on and off felt so unproductive, sad and down and somewhat feeling like I am not doing enough work.
But again, it's okay because I know that really I have tonnes of work to do and as long as I do some each day and have some small successes all is good.

When you think about it, you are being productive everyday even if it is the smallest of tasks. 
We are all livin…

Five books I've been loving during lockdown

Hey everyone,

I hope you're all well and somewhat coping during these uncertain times and also keeping safe at home. I just want to say a huge thanks to all of those frontline workers and key workers who are looking after all of us during this crap time! The whole nation thanks you!

So emotional. I’m so proud of every single person on the front line, the NHS, the carers and the keyworkers ❤️ #clapforkeyworkers#ClapForCarers#ClapForTheNHS — C H L O E (@chloewils23) April 2, 2020 Of course, whilst being on lockdown I have had a lot of time on my hands. At first, I had so much time to relax in the garden in the sun but got the news that uni exams were still going ahead so I've literally spent all my time revising for politics but I've also had tonnes of time to READ!

As many of you know, I love a good book and so far this year I have read 19 books - currently on my 20th book which is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (I am loving it).

On this blog post I thought I woul…

Ten things to do during Corona Virus lockdown

Hi everyone,
How are you all? I've not been on here for a while but now I am stuck looking at the same four walls every single day for the foreseeable I thought I would share with you what I am doing during this stressful and boring period!
Since the last time I wrote on here so much has gone on, not just in my life but everywhere. Corona Virus couldn't have come at a worser time in my life really but I am so thankful that I am healthy and so are my family. I hope you're all keeping safe and keeping indoors so we can try to combat this dreadful disease!
Anyway, I have been doing so many little things to try and keep myself sane, my mental health has really taken a hit since we had to start self isolating so to keep distracted, here are ten things to do during lockdown.

I know some of you probably don't like reading but for those of you like me who love to read, this is the perfect opportunity to finally read the books that have been collecting dust on yo…

20 things I've learned in 20 years

I've seen so many bloggers do this recently when they reach their 20th birthday and I thought seeing as I am now 20 (I'm old haha) I would give it a go!
It feels odd being 20, I remember when I turned 12 and my mum would say love how young you feel now, enjoy every moment, don't rush wanting to be an adult. I wish I listened to her if I'm honest. When I was younger I always wanted to be older but I'm now finding myself wanting to be younger all over again... I mean I am still in love with High School Musical, pizza and Roald Dahl books so I guess I'm still a child at heart!
I spent my birthday with everyone I love with the added few missing but these guys made the evening of my birthday the best yet ❤️

But as a 20 year old it finally means a whole new year and a whole new decade in my life and it's pretty exciting! I can't wait to see where I will be in ten years time and how I will reflect on my twenties. As if I will be thirty in ten years... sc…

Out with the old and in with the new...

Happy New Year everyone!
Long time no see, I feel like it has been forever since I last wrote a blog post. I hope you're all well and have had a lovely couple of weeks celebrating Christmas and the start of a new decade.
I've not posted on here for a few months so I thought I would do a round up of what's been going on in my life and what will be happening in the next coming year.

Looking back over 2019, I'm actually very proud of everything I achieved, not just personally but academically.
The last time I posted I had just gone back to university for my second year on my journalism course and the work load got heavy rather quickly. I didn't have time to breathe with the never ending amount of assignments and news days.

Within my course, I achieved so much. I got a 1st in my radio, video, digital story and shorthand assignments and I feel like I've needed this time off to reflect on the last semester, so much work and dedication which paid off. 
Not only that …

University: Would I recommend it?

Many students are at the stage I was two years ago. Deciding whether they want to go to university or if they want to go straight into a job or even an apprenticeship. 
I have always wanted to go to university, its been a dream of mine since being a child and I'm finally here and already in my second year. Time goes so quickly.

So the big question is... is university really worth it?
Personally to me the answer is a big yes. 
Everyone has different experiences at university whether your experience is about making friends or going on a night out; they are great experiences but also university itself is such an amazing experience. 
When deciding on the university I wanted to go to, I made sure I chose one where I felt at home. This was a big factor in my decision making because I'm so close to my family and I've only ever lived with my mum and dad so to go from living with them to moving away I knew it would affect me and I needed all the home comforts I could get.