It’s been a while since I sat in front of my screen and had a bit of a natter. I’ve been blogging pretty consistently three times a week since 2018 began and have recently added a newsletter to rota as well but I’ve haven’t done much nattering about my life in general. Probably because it is quite boring but seeing as third year classes have drawn to a close, I thought it was time to catch up. So hello, how’ve you been? How’s 2018 going?
This semester has been intense. It’s been busy. It’s been non-stop. Everything has. I’ve drank a lot of alcohol, spent a lot of time hungover, ate a lot of shite food, hardly been to the gym, spent a lot of money on useless crap and everything has been a bit of a roller coaster.
I’ve been feeling a lot of love for Glasgow in 2018. I think after five weeks back in the Scottish Borders over the Christmas period made me excited to return to city life. Getting older makes you want to appreciate what’s around you more and for me, turning twenty and spending another year in the city, has made me want to explore and appreciate the city I call home.
Glasgow, in my opinion, is very underrated in comparison to Scotland’s other big city, Edinburgh. It is considered rougher, less historic, less relevant but I think it is one of the best cities in the world. It is loud, vibrant, exciting, busy, full and filled with lots and lots of different people. It merges modernity with history, locals and students and visitors and tourists and everyone can find somewhere to relax and enjoy.
The past week has been a funny one. I’ve spent a lot of time sloshing about a) in bed watching Criminal Minds b) hungover in my bed watching Criminal Minds and c) fretting about the fact I don’t have anything to post on Instagram and if I did find manage to rope something together WOULD IT GOT WITH MY THEME ??
Does this sound familiar? Do you have this problem? Worrying that your following (and my following is by no means medium sized, let alone large) might forget about you, the fact you existed on their Instagram feed and you’ll drop off the face of this internet world, never to be heard from or seen again. This is called Instagram guilt.
2017 for me was a year of realising that sometimes, travel isn’t the best option for you. Leaving Camp America was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and this year I’m excited to travel some more, without the shadow of CA hanging over me. I’ve always loved going on holiday and spending a lot of time reading travel blogs (namely the amazing As The Sparrow Flies) has ensured that in 2018, I want to travel more.
SO. Where am I heading to in 2018? Being a student means I have a huge summer break between semesters which is great to capitalise on for traveling as it allows for me to find a summer job. I have a huge bucket list (that mostly involves the USA) but due to budget and timings I’m concentrating on Europe and where the cheapest flights on Skyscanner can take me.
Writer’s block can be really shit – especially when your ultimate escape route is writing. My blog is easily one of the most enjoyable things in my life – it is definitely one of the things I care about the most. The complete and utter freedom of having total control of the content, the vision and the future is something I thrive of and somewhere I go to to escape. Having the words unable to come is my idea of a literal hell.
I had about three posts to write for the next couple of weeks. With an essay deadline prancing around my shoulder and another hangover day (swear I’m not an alcoholic, just a student who has partied too much recently), it was the perfect day to smash out some blog posts.