Managing money as a university student

Are you good at handling money? Do you know when to spend and when to just.... you know.... not spend? Since becoming a university I've had to learn how to handle my money more. I have a part-time job since I was about 16, so I started to pay my own phone contract, buy my... Continue Reading →

You’ve posted a black square…. now what?

Tuesday 2nd June saw thousands of Instagram users posting a black square. Thousands of people standing up for Black Lives Matter, refraining from posting personal pictures, videos and stories, hashtags reading "#blackouttuesday" and "#theshowmustbepaused". If you didn't have a feed filled with loads of black squares, I'm convinced you're living under a rock! Although this... Continue Reading →

What am I planning to do next?

Hey guys, bit of a quick one today. I've been thinking a lot about how I can expand my platform to reach and reflect more people. Not only this but I do a lot more than writing and it's quite difficult to cover everything I do simply through my writing. Expect to see: IGTV videos... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Day in History

“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."Matthew 28:5‭-‬6 Happy Easter you lovely people!!! Resurrection Sunday is the most important day in the Christian calendar. This is the... Continue Reading →

A New Found Fitness?!?!

During university, I put on a load of weight. Beforehand I wasn't necessarily a gym fanatic but I certainly did a lot more than I did once I begun my new chapter at uni. It got to the point that I hate looking at the group pictures I took on my 19th birthday. My diet... Continue Reading →

When the start stops

In the midst of a pandemic I'm going to write. The last two weeks have been hectic. My first year of university finishing prematurely, coming back home two weeks before easter, online studying and to top it all off, being on lockdown for at least three weeks. I'm not going to tell you the logistics... Continue Reading →

Sometimes it’s too much….

I think sometimes the subjects that are the hardest to talk about are the most important. Obviously I took a week off writing this week. I got really ill, with a stomach bug and was bound to the bed until Thursday. Getting up to my laptop to write a blog was just not an option.... Continue Reading →

Redefining Feminism

As you may know, I study English Literature. One of the modules on my course involve looking at different readings of Literature. One of them is Feminism. What does Feminism mean to you? There have been mutilple waves of Feminism and we are currently in the fourth wave; the present. what Feminism meant in the... Continue Reading →

Change of Plan

I'm so glad that I enjoy writing on the spot. Today took an unexpected turn. I planned a blog to write on "Redefining Feminism", I scheduled it to be written, finalised and publish by 10pm tonight and as you've probably noticed - it hasn't happened. My day just went differently, and although I could be... Continue Reading →

Take Time

Yesterday, I went back to my home town to visit my family. I havent't seen them since Christmas time and had been missing them all so much. Despite having tons and tons of reading to do, having some events to squeeze in and having some jobs to run, I was determined to see my family... Continue Reading →

Unmotivated?

Yeah me too. I've been sitting in bed for the past two hours following my lectures this morning. Granted, I was tired, and had some shows I wanted to catch up on also but in all honesty I feel extremely unmotivated. It gets like that sometimes. Sometimes, like this morning, I wake up and want... Continue Reading →

Don’t be so hasty

This is a blog for me. And maybe you can relate. The meaning of hasty in the English dictionary is '[something] done with excessive speed or urgency; hurried'. Are you being too hasty with the things in your life? I know I certainly can be. We all like results, we all like the finished product,... Continue Reading →

A Few Words…

You are you. No one will ever be you. No one can ever replace you. And THAT is your STRENGTH. Love Always, Shadz xo

My University Experience: Semester 1

Today I started semester 2 of university! I thought why not write about my experience during semester 1 on my blog today! So here we go... Driving to university on the first day was nerve wracking, as expected. All of my things were jam packed in the back of my dad's car and it was... Continue Reading →

The Art of Pursuit

First things first, I am incredibly sorry for the extremely late post. I was meant to post yesterday but life took over - you know how it is. What I want to talk about today is pursuit, the beauty of it, the art of it. Throughout my life I have pursued so many things. People,... Continue Reading →

Know Your Worth

In many aspects of our everyday life, we do not give ourselves enough credit for who we are; a lot of us do not know our worth or sometimes fail to recognise it. If we treat ourselves as if we are worth less than we are, we leave room for self-doubt and a lack of... Continue Reading →

Girl, those red flags…

I know first hand that it is so easy to ignore such explicit red flags when it comes to guys and dating. Sometimes it's easy to not see red flags, but 9/10 times, we see a red flag.... and then ignore it. This is down to a number of reasons. We might reallyyyyyy want a... Continue Reading →

Self-Image

Everyday many of us tend to maginify the parts of ourselves that we don't like. We sometimes become so obsessed with the parts of ourselves that we don't like and subsequently let these parts define us. I think that we all need to develop a positive self-image. In an world that is so revolved around... Continue Reading →

Choose your company

As the cliche goes, you are who your friends are. As much as we like to believe that nothing or no-one can influence us, this is simply not true. Who do you want to be? What are you aspiring to do? Where are you going? Ask yourself those questions when choosing your friends. Chances are,... Continue Reading →

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