If you're one of those people who can jump feet-first into situations without doubting yourself even once, then I applaud you. But, like a lot of people, I definitely cannot do that. And while I didn't have many doubts or regrets before or during the process, the second I jumped on that plane from London... Continue Reading →
If there's one thing I've previously only let my closest friends in on, it's the fact that I am a shamelessly obsessive sports fan. Athletics, football, swimming, diving, gymnastics... I could go on! And a brilliant part of studying here in America is the incredible college sports dynamic that I don't think you can find... Continue Reading →
For a literature student, it has to be said that I don't do a lot of reading. Okay, that's a lie. I do a lot of reading, but hardly any of it is for pleasure. Besides, the nature of my degree (an American Studies one as opposed to an English one) means that I can pick and... Continue Reading →
Love. (noun) 1. strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties 2. unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another (transitive verb) 3. to hold dear, cherish 4. to like or desire actively, take pleasure in 5. to thrive in -Merriam-Webster Nowadays, we predominantly live our lives through social media.... Continue Reading →
What did you have for lunch today? If you're a busy worker or student in the UK, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it was probably some form of a sandwich meal deal. Likely from a chain supermarket such as Tesco or Morrisons, or if you can drop a few... Continue Reading →
Here’s a little something I wrote about studying in America for the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library. Please do click here to read the piece in full. While you’re there, go browse their wonderful blog and find out more about them.
Hello! I’m Emma, and I’m a third-year student from the University of East Anglia. This past September, I embarked on the most intimidating journey I have been on in my life: moving five and a half thousand miles from home for ten months to study at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). And as I sit here in the UCLA Botanical Garden – a place that has quickly gone from quaint novelty to my writer’s haven – observing this bizarre juxtaposition of plants from Californian cacti to English lavender to Chinese palm and beyond, I can’t help but think of how they all seem so simultaneously out of place yet fit together perfectly on this campus. It’s a sensation I’ve become very familiar with recently, and one that I’ve realised is an ingrained and essential part of my time here in California.
The Familiar Meets the Unfamiliar… But with…
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Hello to everyone reading this... My name is Emma. Some of you will know me personally. Some of you may have come across my previous blogging disasters (yes, it's still out there if you wish to go back and dig out my past!). Some of you (I hope) will be new. Whoever you are, I'd... Continue Reading →