An Open Letter To My First Semester At University

Dear University,

You challenged me in ways I never fathomed to be challenged.

To be honest, it was quite the blow to my ego, just how much you expected from me. It’s not like I didn’t try.I gave it my all. But you always seem to want more. You say that’s how I’m supposed to get better, Well, for me, that’s how I learnt how to settle for mediocre.

The people you gave me all had something to teach. Some taught me that people are like the wind, they come and go. Others stick with you no matter what. In the end you attract what you are so what does that tell me about myself?

There are days when I really really hate you. You see, I was bought up to believe if you put in your 110%, you can get anything you want. But you changed that.

I’m playing a new game where cunning and shortcuts are appreciated more then effort. It’s a game where all the players are so advanced in their tactics and their sweet tongues and I’m still looking for a rule book.

But I feel like we have a long way to go. I might not have fallen in love with you but I can learn to love you. Slowly but surely

Signing off

Five Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During An Exam

Having finished all my exams for the semester (woo) I have managed to compile a list of all the questionable things that go through my head during an exam.

  1. Did we even learn this?

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I’m sure we’ve all been here before where half if not all the exam ends up testing your ability on doing something you have no clue how to do

2. THIS IS THE ONE THING I DID NOT REVISE 

We all have our moment of panic when the ONE THING you thought  “eh I’ll skip over this” ends up coming in the exam. I recently did an open book exam where the one thing i forgot to put in my notes turned up arrg

3. “Insert random song that gets stuck in your head”

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There is always that one song from 2007 your brain decides to resurrect instead of giving you the damn answer to the question in front of you

4. How many do i need to get right to pass the course?

To be honest, I do this before, during and after an exam. Just to be on the safer side ya know

5. I’m never gonna finish on time 

EVERY. Single. Time. No matter how much you think you’re on top of it, exams press you for time.

I hope this was relatable and entertaining!

Why Do People Want To Travel So Much?

I feel like humans ever since the beginning of time have had an innate urge to explore. We had merchants discovering countries and fertile land. We had pirates exploring the depths of the ocean

But modern travel is quite something else I believe.

With the rise of Instagram fame and Youtube and hello blogging, I feel like people are more eager to travel and explore new parts of the world.

I guess a huge part of it is this obssession with sharing how amazing our lives really our. Ar face value anyway. Summer in Greece, Winter in Serbia, Spring in Japan. We want everyone to see how great of a time we’re having don’t we?

Globalisation would be a major factor too I suppose.

I mean it’s a good thing. Exploring new places and cultures makes us less ignorant, sometimes we delve into parts of the world that our parents would have written off as “too dangerous” or “too controversial”

We are becoming something of a travel generation and it lets us understand people better, make connections and hopefully reduces prejudice in the upcoming years when the old generation gets replaced by our new, fresh and less ignorant one.

10 Things I Like About Melbourne

So I was gonna do my really exciting post today but I am knackered from doing the really exciting thing today so here is a comprehensive list of everything I like about Melbourne. Hopefully this makes you want to visit sometime!

  1. There is always something going on in Melbourne (Plays, Exhibitions, Street festivals)
  2. How vibrant the city is
  3. The joys of getting lost on the not so good public transport system
  4. The cold weather which gives me an excuse to stay in
  5. The tall buildings that make me feel like I’m in New York
  6. The brunch spots
  7. How cheap everything is (compared to other Australian cities)
  8. How Melbourne is THE place for young people
  9. The open mindedness
  10. The fact that I feel like my heart belongs in this place

 

Desk Inspiration 


Just a few ideas on how to spruce up your study space! Deets about the photographed items below 

Watch: Kmart 

Plant: Kmart 

Calendar: Newsagency 

Candle: Some Tourist Shop 

Book: Typo

Laptop: HP 

I’ve got a really exciting day tomorrow which I cannot wait to share with you all! 

5 Places I’m Dying To Travel To

I bet at least once in your life you’ve thought of packing up, leaving everything behind and just exploring.

Well so have I and if time and money permitted me to, this is where I’d take off to

Cape Town, South Africa  Image result for cape town

One of my most sought after destinations. It’s got nature, wildlife, a history and it’s in the southern hemisphere so the seasons line up with Australia!

Latin America

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Puerta Rico, Mexico, Ecuador, I wanna see it all! Once again I absolutely love the culture and the Amazon and the sense of adventure this place has

Dominican Republic

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This country recently came to my attention and might I say it looks gorgeous, It also has amazing jungle zip lining

Croatia

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I have wanted to visit the place ever since Game of Thrones was filmed there. It seems like a jump in time to a classy 18th century Europe

French Canada

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I go where the snow goes. I absolutely love the French culture and Canada seems like such a peaceful country to visit

 

Winners Don’t Quit, Quitters Don’t Win?

So I’ve taken it upon myself to blog every day in June.

June guys! we’ve reached the middle, the halfway point, we’re halfway there!

Somehow it still hasn’t hit me that it is the middle of the year. I mean time is just a social construct and reality is an illusion after all.

Anyways, so the point of this post?

See I’ve got exams coming up and I feel like a lot of people have similar experiences where they get told not to be too hard on themselves this time around and to take it easy and that university is a long process blah blah.

See, the way I see it, you get one shot at this one subject so you might as well go all out or go home you know?

I like walking out of exams knowing i gave myself the best possible chance at success and if I don’t get the results I was hoping for?

Well, sometimes your best isn’t good enough but at least you’re not regretting the fact that you watched Netflix instead of doing that practice exam.

Also, if you hustle now for just s little bit, whether it be exams or a project or just life, then I’m sure when you do get to relax it’ll be totally worth it and you won’t be guilt tripping yourself.

So, that’s my philosophy when it comes to exams

Of course it’s important to give yourself regular breaks and go for walks and things

But in the end it’s your hardwork you’ll be taking into that examination room and not your procrastination so get hustling cuz winner don’t quit and quitter don’t win!