Staying Sane In Uni After A Gap Year

Starting university is difficult enough if you’ve just made it through the end of high school. You might feel like you’ve only just finished writing exams and now you’re writing tests and essays and you’re back in the classroom already – holidays are over. Now, I don’t want to sound pretentious, but try doing that…

Let’s Talk About Being An Introvert

I am an introvert. It’s easy to say, it’s easy to call other people when they don’t feel like going out all the time, or if they prefer to be by themselves, but do we really all understand what it means? Being introverted doesn’t mean that I only want to be by myself all the…

Building A Support System For Yourself

I have only realised in probably the last year or so, how important it is to surround yourself with people who can help you through difficult situations. Now, it is of course extremely difficult to find one person who can help you with everything, which is what I struggled with. I wanted to open up…

Anxiety And Doing What You Love

I haven’t really spoken about my anxiety on my blog before, because I wasn’t really sure exactly how to phrase it properly before. This is a post I have been wanting to write for a very long time, and recently I have decided that it needs to be done. Anxiety can be very difficult to…

20 Things On Being 20

So part of the reason that things have been a little bit quiet on here is that a few days ago it was my birthday. I was planning to write this post up in time for my birthday, but after Rocking the Daisies and the recovery that followed, that post didn’t quite make it to…

5 Reasons To Live In More Than One Country

  As you guys probably know by now that while I haven’t travelled nearly as much as I want to, I’ve still done my fair share of it, but there is a big difference between visiting a country and living in one. Sunday marked 9 years since my family and I moved to South Africa,…

5 Things To Do Before Applying To University

Continuing on the University theme, here is this week’s Tips For Tuesdays! There are a lot of things to consider before applying to university and committing to a course. I thought I’d give you a little checklist of things to remember to look into before finalising your application. 1. Check All The Extras  Check out…

5 Tips For Curly Hair

I’ve always struggled with my hair, because it’s extremely curly and crazy and difficult to deal with. But over the years I have picked up a few little useful tips for somewhat dealing with it and I thought that I should share these little nuggets of wisdom with you, and so for you fellow curls…

The Actually Useful Hangover Post

So a few weeks ago I wrote a semi-sarcastic guide to surviving hangovers, and today I thought I continue the Tips For Tuesdays series with an actually helpful guide to getting through hangovers! Here’s list of ways to help you if you have things to achieve that day, but your headache is slowly killing you!  Rehydrate…

Let’s Talk About Doubt

 Doubt: “a status between belief and disbelief, involves uncertainty or distrust or lack of sureness of an alleged fact, an action, a motive, or a decision.” Doubt is something that is always there, in the back of our minds. It’s that tiny voice that asks you should you really be doing that? It’s in that hesitation in your feet when you’re deciding whether to go left…

5 Things For Hangovers

Hangovers are a part of life – to most of us – and recovering from them is usually ridiculously painful and horrible. So as someone who obviously has no experience in hangovers (cough, cough, cough) I thought I’d share some tips for surviving them or at least knowing that other people have also felt this…

5 Reasons To Go To A Music Festival

  Music festivals – one of the greatest things on our planet. I feel like everyone has to go to a music festival at least once. It doesn’t matter what genre of music it is, or how many people attend, or even how popular it is. There’s something about the big crowds of people and…

19 Things To Do While You’re 19

  I’m not being super discriminatory today guys, this is just aimed at those of us in the young adult age group between 18 and somewhere in the twenties region – I just think that the age 19 best represents what I’m trying to say here. 19 is such an awkward age. When you’re 18…

Bridging The Gap(Year) | With Free Printable Year Planner

source Taking a gap year is a big decision. It’s something that seems simultaneously the longest year of your life, and the shortest. There is so much to do, and so little time. Because of a lot of different reasons I decided to defer from university until next year and take a second gap year…

Sundays Are The Best Days

Sundays are always the best days. I always feel like the day goes slowly and is always so relaxed – unless you have loads to do. For me one of the main things that make my Sundays so relaxed is that it is the only day of the week that I never work, because the…

3 Tips for Making The Best of New Beginnings

Yesterday was a really emotional and strange day because my little brother went to high school in Cape Town, and we had to drop him off at hostel. Even though we’ll see him in two weeks, and then every single weekend after that for some reason it felt like we were sending him away to…

Top 5 Tips for Travelling Alone

1. Walk EVERYWHERE One of the most important things that I learnt when travelling alone, and travelling in general, is that the best way to discover things is to walk. And I mean walk everywhere – up to a point obviously: make sure that its safe, and that you will have time to walk to…

Christmas Ideas Round Up

Holidays are my favourite time to trawl through other blogs because of the amazing ideas that people have found or come up with for the holiday season. In case you’re looking for ideas, I thought I’d do a quick round up of some my favourite posts and videos for the festive season.     Christmas…

Taking That Next Step

source This is something that I have been meaning to write for a while. It is an important post for me, because in a way everything that I’ve been doing for the last 10 months have led up to this post, and I think that it’s about time that I put some of my thoughts…