At the End of Semester One

I’m staggered with the reality that I’ve finished my first semester of university, marking halfway through my first year. The last fourteen weeks, or 102 days, have been an intense journey, a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences – and it wouldn’t be right to just settle into ‘home life’ without taking time to reflect on everything that has changed.

The last time I sat down and properly did that, I’d just about reached the end of my first month at university. In many ways, that feels like a very long time ago. But at the same time, I feel as if I’ve blinked, and the time has flown by.

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Seeking a Thankful Heart

I’ve recently been struck by how I can go about my everyday life with little thought to the blessings that I’ve been given – and that adopting a posture of gratitude is something that I should be seeking to do more and more on a daily basis.

And so, when I was tagged by Imogen from imogenchloe.co.uk to complete the ’50 Things That Make Me Happy’ challenge – I thought I’d use it as an opportunity to reflect on the things that brighten my life.

‘When Enough is Enough’ | Mental Health Day 2018

Mental health is something that is personal, and affects every single person differently. But this isn’t just a conversation for those who struggle with mental health difficulties – instead, it’s something that each and every one of us should be aware about. Just like keeping our bodies well, it’s as important, if not MORE important, that we take care of our minds.

One Month In.

Each and every week I find myself confused, and amazed by the whole concept of time. Without getting into a philosophical/theoretical discussion about the whole idea (and trust me, we’ve done that in tutorials…it’s enough to make your brain go bananas), time is something pretty cool.

Each day that passes can feel like it’s dragging; as if I’m living several days all in one…yet we get to Thursday night, at Wind Band rehearsal – and I’m staggered that another week has gone by already.

As it is, I’m sitting here, quite unable to believe that a month ago was the day I moved into halls. It’s been a weird month…I can say that for sure.

Honest Reflections | On Keeping it Real

When you enter a room, and see someone you know, they make ask the fairly standard question,
“How are you doing?”
 

How do you answer that question?

I guess really, that’s the crux of the problem I’m presenting you with. How often are we open, honest, and vulnerable with the people who we’re friends with? (and slightly controversially), I’m going to say, whether those friends are close, or not at all – it doesn’t matter, the question still remains.

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus | The …

Welcome back to the next instalment of my recent adventures round the Holy Land.

Just another place we hear so much about, but dream of seeing? ‘twas definitely the case for me. Our day trip to the Galilee region was one of two long day-trips of sight-seeing – but while they were hot (around 35/36°C), long, and full-on, I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see and explore some of those areas.

Confessions of a Fresher

Let’s just say this. Freshers’ week is unlike anything else I’ve experienced before. It’s full on, good fun, but also pretty overwhelming at times. I’ve tried to sit and write this several times this week, but never got further than a couple of lines. It’s exhausting, and sometimes you have to take note of that, rather than pushing through it.

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