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’m quite exhausted, to be honest. This semester has been a tricky one, both academically and emotionally. It’s been packed to the brim with deadlines, strikes, snow days, socialising, birthdays and watching Criminal Minds in bed. But 2018 has been good so far.
I’ve also had a cold for about three months so that is just fucking mint.
University has been where I’ve been the busiest. I’ve had a busy schedule of three modules with coursework and deadlines. That combined with strike action (which I fully support) and the snow days Glasgow got, the whole schedule has been a bit up in the air and all over the place.
My modules have been on The Norman Conquest, Ancient Greek Religion and the Roman Historical Imagination. Out of the three, the Norman Conquest has most definitely been my favourite as my tutor is so enthusiastic and kind which makes the class a really nice atmosphere to be in.
I’ve never expected medieval English history to be as interesting as I’ve found it. Taking a medieval module is compulsory so I definitely wouldn’t have chosen to study this course otherwise so I’m so glad it was compulsory. I guess that just speaks for taking classes that are out of your comfort zone. You might end up enjoying them! I’ll definitely be looking to sign up for courses he’s teaching next year.
I do have exams at the end of the semester but classes have officially finished and I’m off to Ibiza in two days. Two days! April is also looking to be busy as I have some time at home and my friend’s hen do in Newcastle closer to the end of the month. Hopefully I’ll find time to fit some revision (just kidding I absolutely need to find time).
The Monday Project
One of the things I’ve been most excited about in 2018 has been The Monday Project. I’ve had three posts going live nearly every week chatting about interiors from blogging to personal style. March has also saw the launch of my newsletter The Little Things, a project I’ve been wanting to start for a while and finally got around to getting my butt into gear. Having this extra creative outlet every week is fun – even if I am finishing it up at 2am on a Saturday night.
I’ve also done more brand collaborations this year than ever before and I really hope to build on this in the rest of 2018. I’ve been working so hard with my Instagram as it is definitely my favourite platform – I love having an excuse to explore Glasgow looking for things to snap and scouting out foodie eats.
Getting to know other Glasgow bloggers/creatives is something I’ve wanted to break out my shell and do for a while now. I find it so hard meeting new people/making friends but I’m in a really nice Facebook group chat with some bloggers, have met up with Charlotte a couple of times for food & chats and got together with Sara to take photographs and chat creativity. I’m hoping 2018 will bring more of this kind of socialising and I’ll learnt to be less of a socially awkward muppet.
Eats Eats Eats
Food has been one of the things I’ve loved exploring most this year – I’ve hit up Revolucion de Cuba with some other Glasgow bloggers and met up with Charlotte at Singl-end. I also headed to Singl-end for my birthday, ate out plenty of times at Zizzi and Nando’s, had coffee at the iCafe and Fika and had the most delicious Italian food at Osteria. I, of course, managed to get in a visit to my favourite pizza joint in the city Paesano too! Literally the best thing about 2018 so far has been the food.
And that’s pretty much it, the last few months wrapped up. I’ve been studying, partying, blogging, sleeping and watching Criminal Minds. Get me to the sun already please.
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