Overall I loved my time at university. I studied in Hull (City of Culture 2017, w00t w00t) for three great years and fell head over heels with both the campus and the city. I made lifelong friends, overcame obstacles ranging from minor to catastrophic, significantly increased[...]
Everyone in the U.K. who has melted or is in the process of melting raise their hands? Oh wait, you can’t, because said hand is nothing but a sticky, vaguely beige puddle on the floor.
Seriously, what’s the deal with this heat? For those of you who aren’t[...]
I’m not the most socially vocal person on social media, but when a fortnight like the one we’ve just experienced as a country passes, it’s as difficult to ignore as it is to find the right words.
As I’m writing this, I’ve just finished watching[...]
At the end of summer last year, I found myself unexpectedly single. I was over a year out of university with a handful of friends, and – break-up woes aside – when I realised this, a fear struck me: how was I ever going to meet someone else? The prospect of[...]
Since being diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder two years ago, a lot of things fell into place for me. The constant worrying over insignificant details, the sweaty palms and freezing cold feet, the inability to sleep due to unpleasant fantasies about what would[...]
A few Cosmo issues back, I read an article that inspired me. The author wrote about how fleeting gratitude is in daily life, and encouraged the reader to make a conscious effort to appreciate one good thing that happened to them everyday. I wouldn’t necessarily say[...]
‘we all move forward when // we recognize how resilient // and striking the women // around us are.’
Women are amazing — there is no plainer way I can put it. I have been blessed to have been surrounded by a number of strong, enduring, brave, passionate, warm women so far in my life, and on International Women’s Day, I find it fitting to celebrate[...]
There are many joys in life: the giggle of a baby, the crunch of a fallen leaf underfoot, that first swirl of a pen on a brand new notebook, taking a long leisurely walk around my local IKEA showroom. There’s nothing I find more enjoyable — even relaxing —[...]