Behind my house there is a lake, it’s one of the hidden gems of South Thamesmead and my favourite place to take a walk in the entire world. Amongst the lake’s backdrop are high-rise concrete tower blocks, each bleakly coloured structure filled with its own set of unique characters and stories. The grey structures themselves … Continue reading THE CRANES ARE RISING.
I began writing this piece in September 2020. September often resembles a month of new beginnings in my life. Usually coupled with the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year, after January 1st, September remains the best time for me to reassess, recharge and move forward with any plans or goals … Continue reading 2020, a year to remember.
Over the past few years, I've written a few letters to Alex, on the third anniversary of his passing I'd like to share the one I wrote today. Alex, Grief remains one of those things that I still struggle to come to terms with. There are no rules, no guidelines, no timelines. On somedays it … Continue reading ALEX.
The euphoria of the occasion hit me from the very moment I set foot outside LAX. The air was humid, sun blazing, palm trees appeared as if placed by hand amidst a beautiful backdrop of the famous Los Angeles hills. The atmosphere was in stark contrast to what I had become accustomed to in London, … Continue reading The Magic of LA.
Graduation season remains to be one of my favourite times of the year. A period of jubilation and celebration for the amazing achievement that is finishing university. For many, however, this time that they envisioned to be a spell of great joy can suddenly turn sour due to the unforeseen reality of graduating with a … Continue reading Short Of The Mark.
Ironically, my Dad not being around is something I’ve never wanted to speak about. If you had asked me what effect it has had on my upbringing, until recently I’d have told you none at all. That’s not to say he wasn’t always there, things started well and I often find myself reflecting on fond … Continue reading Fatherless.
Have you got that one thing that you know you should be doing, but deep down you don’t know why you’re not? Or that one goal you say you want to achieve but haven’t started working towards? Or those enormous dreams that pull on your heart, but you just can’t pinpoint where to begin? Well … Continue reading Screw It, Let’s Do It.
In my short experience of life so far many things have been expected of me. Expectations that may align with my own personal ambitions, but sometimes don’t. I’m sure many of you can relate to the constant pressures of needing to do well in school, having to go to university and the mandatory need to … Continue reading “What’s Your Why?”
So you’ve successfully made it into university and are about to embark on what has the potential to be the most enjoyable, challenging and telling time of your life. Not only have you earned the opportunity to study a degree subject that fascinates you, but also the chance to become a more well-rounded and independent … Continue reading #UniAdvice