Third Year Thoughts

I’m about to go into my third year at the university and it’s pretty crazy that it’s coming to an end, this time next year I will be finished and either getting a real life job or going into even more education!

I’ve got lots of things to decide and think about but I am trying to view the new year in a positive light.

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I’m preparing for my dissertation at the moment and trying to narrow down my idea which is somewhat a challenge so far but I’m looking forward to getting stuck in. I have a few goals for this year so I thought I would share them in a blog post.

Find that work and life balance, I don’t think out of my two years at university so far I’ve found this balance. It’s hard to have a social life, get decent grades, more than 7 hours sleep and try and find a part-time job to keep you afloat.

Finding a path. When I initially started my course, I was dead set on being a journalist. However, as time as gone on I’m not sure what I want to do. I probably should figure that out soon.

Get as much experience as possible. I really want to get into as much work experience as I can. I recently did a weeks placement at Nimble Media and I really enjoyed it. I’m hoping a little more experience will help me narrow down my career options.

Read more. I want to finish all of the books my bookshelf by the end of the year.

Become more involved with extra-curricular things. I already am signed up for a few things for this year but I’d like to join a new society or do something completely different.

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas

 

People Don’t Like Change

There have been countless of articles that I have read over the past week regarding John Lewis making their children’s clothing range gender neutral. I hear people walking past talking about it and it’s something I had to give my opinion on.

It’s blown up so much in the press that other people seem to be forgetting that there are bigger and worse things going on in the world. Yet, here I am writing a blog post about it.

I took to Twitter to find a few who have shared their opinions on the matter…

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I found it interesting people believe that gender neutral clothing will lead to mental health issues?

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Sorry Matt, it’s 2017.

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I found this guy’s sarcasm quite entertaining so I included it.

At the end of the day, gender neutral clothing is a good start. Certain colours, patterns and dress codes shouldn’t be applied to male or female. Girl’s can wear dinosaurs and boy’s can wear pink if they want too. At the end of the day, there will still be pretty pink dresses available if you choose to dress your child in one.

We have become conditioned throughout the years, even throughout my childhood. I could pick up a toy and be told ‘that is for boys’ but that is how it’s always been. I’m accepting of the changing times and everyone else should be too.

John Lewis is a huge retailer and they are realising there’s a market and they are becoming the leaders for it. Smart IMO.

Disagree? Agree? Comment below!

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas

 

Arrival of Autumn

Autumn is my favourite season by far. The colder nights and changing colours brings me a kind of happiness which nothing else gives me.

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I love being snuggled up with a book with a cup of tea! Some of you may be mourning the Summer and the warm-ish weather that the UK gave us but I’ve written a quick list of why you should be excited for the new season.

Comfort foods – who doesn’t love getting in to a hot meal?

Pumpkin Spice Lattes! – Okay, yes I’m one of those people. They are so good! Costa do a very good winter range of drinks too.

Pumpkins in general.

Watching the leaves fall – There’s nothing prettier than the red and yellow leaves on the ground during a walk.

Halloween & Bonfire Night – are always amazing.

Cosy Clothes – I love wearing huge jumpers, hoodies and a big scarf. It’s the best just to wrap up before leaving the house in the morning.

Movie nights in bed – Or a Netflix binge.

What’s your favourite thing about the season?

Comment below!

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas X