semester one reflections ⭐

As semester one draws to a close, I thought I’d reflect on the past three months. They’ve gone so incredibly quickly and I can’t believe that I’ll be going home in just over a week. I do love reflecting, I think it’s so good to recap and focus on the positives as well as all the lessons learned. I hope you enjoy 🙂


Doing everything from home is…

Interesting. I literally spent 80% of my time in the flat; doing university and internship work, chilling, hanging out with my friends… you get the picture. At times this could be a bit much, but for the most part I’ve just been grateful for my room and my flat. I had a great workspace with big windows and plenty of light, meaning it was the ideal set up. Having said that, I’d have loved to live with more of my friendship group, as this would have made things easier RE covid restrictions.

unfortunately not my desk…

Taking risks can pay off…

Sometimes. But at the end of the day, you’ll never know unless you go for it. Putting yourself out there can be scary but you do learn more about yourself as a person in the process. I feel like I’ve really learned who I am this semester, and have never felt so happy and confident. Even if sometimes I put myself out there and it definitely *didn’t* pay off (lol).

Cake and hot chocolate cure *almost* everything

Honestly, I’ve had so much amazing cake and some delicious hot chocolates this semester – and it’s really liberated me. I’m in the best place I’ve been with food and exercise in forever, and being able to just enjoy these pleasures without guilt or overthinking them has been fab. Plus, they’ve allowed me to keep my periods (I swear by this as a way to keep them hahaha). If you’re ever feeling a bit low… cake. If you’re in need of a pick me up… hot chocolate. You get the idea!

not quite cake but it tasted like brownie batter

Among us…

Is a great time waster. And a great game 😉 If you haven’t already heard of it and/ or played it, then you’ve been living under a rock and should definitely get it.

Tiktok…

Isn’t as bad as I thought. I got it in lockdown but went a bit crazy and would spend hours on it everyday, so I eventually deleted it. However, my flatmate (*cough* Rach) ripped into me for not having it (apparently you’re a Karen if you refuse to get it) so I decided to get it again (definitely not me succumbing to peer pressure 😂). And if you’re disciplined with yourself, creating boundaries for your mental health, then it’s actually great fun. Nothing makes me laugh quite so much as Tiktok.

The new normal…

Is strange, but we all seem to have gotten used to it. Meeting friends outside or in cafés, wearing facemasks,  booking gym slots and library seats… it’s all second nature now. Hopefully it won’t be *too* much longer before the vaccine is distributed and we can phase these out.

Not getting ill has been…

Really nice, actually. Using so much hand sanitiser and being so cautious has actually prevented me from getting my usual cold and cough in semester one. There have got to be some perks of all this after all.


And that rounds off today’s post!

Emma ♥♥