I consider my role models to be pretty much anyone I look up for having an admirable skill or quality. And if you’re anything like me, your role models are people that you kind of wish you were. As a creative person, a lot of the people I look up to make some kind of… Continue reading ‘Why can’t I be more like them?’; reflecting on role models and feelings of inadequacy
Another semester, another reading list! I’ve read a couple of posts that are similar to this before and found them really interesting, so today I thought I’d share my uni reading list for this semester with you! For some context, I’m currently in my second year studying English Literature at the UEA, which is in… Continue reading University Reading List Spring 2019
This is the first in what will be a series of post about my experiences in fundraising and training for the Three Peaks challenge, which I am tackling in June 2019. I hope this is somewhat interesting to read, but this is more of a record for me of the things I’ve done so far.… Continue reading My Three Peaks Challenge – Leg 1: Autumn 2018
Today I thought I’d share some songs and albums that I’ve loved over the past few months, particularly the ones that I’ve listened to whilst studying and writing my final essays this semester. I’m a huge advocate for Spotify, so this post was kind of inspired by my 2018 Wrapped. (I’m a nerd for my… Continue reading Music that got me through the Autumn 2018 semester
I absolutely love being busy. I adore feeling like I’m accomplishing things and being productive rather than spending time doing things that I feel are meaningless. I feel more fulfilled this way and as though I really value how every part of the day can be used to its fullest potential, whether this is in… Continue reading Why being busy doesn’t always work: the start of my second year at university
Today concludes my series on my experiences during my first year at university. This one’s probably going to be the most fun to write, as I get to talk about all the amazing things I got to do this year. ~ Contrary to the belief of many adults, you do have spare time at university!… Continue reading My 1st year uni experience PART 4! Societies, working, and more…
Hey everyone! This is the third part in my series about my experiences during my first year of university, and today I’m going to be talking about studying. I’m doing a BA in English Literature, so can’t speak for other courses, but hope some of what I write today is useful no matter what course… Continue reading My 1st year uni experience PART 3! Remember to study…
Hey everyone! Today I’m writing the second part of my series on my first year of university. The first part seemed pretty well received and was one of my most liked posts so far, so it’s nice to know people are interested and reading! Today I’m going to talk about something that was a massive… Continue reading My 1st year uni experience PART 2! What is Fresher’s week really like?
I’m writing this one week after I’ve returned home for the summer holidays, and I’m already planning how I can spend my next two years’ worth of holidays in my university city. Coming home feels almost like a regression in the lessons I’ve learnt at university and the ways in which I’ve changed. People expect… Continue reading My 1st year uni experience PART 1! Moving away from home and making friends…
Hello everybody! My name is Ellie, writing under the username hatterell, and welcome to my blog! I thought I’d do an introductory post before I kicked things off and let you know a little about myself. I’m currently 18 years old (although I’m 19 in a couple of weeks!) and am studying English Literature at… Continue reading Welcome to Hatterell!