Friday, 22 August 2014

Success Is Liking Yourself, Liking What You Do And Liking How You Do It

SO I'm pissing off to university in three weeks! Eeeeep. After much deliberation on the whole 'gap year' thang and much confusion about what the hell I was going to study, I have finally accepted my place at Manchester and I am (surprisingly) really excited.

I think the main reason I wanted a gap year was due to the financial aspect of university but with a year off to 'travel' I would have spent any money I earned on that anyway. Plus I will have much longer holidays to do things. To be honest, the excitement that I would have found travelling is easily found with the prospect of meeting a bunch of new people and exploring the city of Manchester! Whatsmore, I get to spend six months in a French-speaking country and six months in a Spanish-speaking country in my third year which I can't wait for. Hopefully by that time I'll be able to hold a somewhat normal conversation as opposed to discussing Europe's immigration policies and the death penalty.. Whatever happens in the next few years, I think we should all remember the wise words of Ms Angelou:
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it."

I'm currently writing out my never ending list of things that I need to take but, judging by the size of it, I am yet to realise that I can't take my whole bedroom with me. I think I've also forgotten that they do actually have shops in Manchester. If you're either at uni and have any tips for us freshers or if you're a newbie first year like me, I'd love to hear your take on the whole university topic. If anyone is going to Manchester that would be even better!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Sun's Gonna Shine For The Last Time

Is anyone pining for the sunshine, sand and sea? But, alas, with a weather warning for this weekend it seems like these pictures and listening to Radio 1 in Ibiza sets on repeat will have to do until next year. I can't believe that more than a month has passed since we were on our favourite Grecian island (I've only been to one but that's not the point). Following Jenah Yamamoto's escapades in her native Hawaii and Erika Bowes' Ibizan getaway on instagram hasn't helped either but they have offered me a slice of the sunshine that almost every other country in the world is experiencing in...wait, what was it called again? Oh yeah, SUMMER.
The first image is one I took in my beloved Zante and the last is taken from Erika's instagram. Ibiza is defo on the places to go list. If you really want to get emotional over the fact that summer is almost over then listen to 'Unmissable' by Gorgon City or Secondcity's latest song called 'What Can I Do'. But MK and Duke Dumont's sets will probably do the trick; when he lays down 'I Got You' that is really the tipping point man.