Christmas poetry to fuel my excitement.
As humans we wait.
We cannot stop.
as the hands
on the clock;
But we cannot stop.
I wish I could.
Being in my 3rd year of university has got my mind racing on my future. I’ve always loved to write, eat and travel and what better way of spending the remaining time at university combining all three?
I employed help of my flatmate/best pal to help me out and together we have created what can only be described as “the best budget travel and recipe blog you’ll ever lay eyes on”. (Some bias may have been incorporated).
But anyway you get my point. It’s good and I’m incredibly proud of it.
The last day of election campaigns is upon us and with it the last push to vote. Politicians are pulling out their best rhetoric, policies, and marketing to gain your vote.
Although you received your voting slip a while ago, you are still staring at it blankly, wondering whether you should vote at all.
Or, like many others you should boycott something so minuscule.
But please, before you do that, understand its consequence.
There is so much going on in our lives that many claim to be far too busy to visit a polling station. Many claim that there is no point in voting when all politicians play the same lying character. They only look after a section of our society and often make promises that will never be fulfilled.
But please, before you give up on politics, consider the implications.
Since Theresa May’s grammar school announcement, there has been much debate surrounding the success of such a school. I have seen a plethora of articles detailing the negative effects to a child’s mental health, the elitist process that sieves out the poor in favour of the rich and even personal accounts of a pupil’s own experiences in such an environment. Many articles I have read have been negative; both in the practicality of May’s proposal, as well as the side-effects of a grammar-style education.
I am a record player
I go round and round
I cannot stop
I cannot slow down
And I shall wait
Until you change my sound
But until then
I will go round and round
To start my 2017 correctly I traveled to Copenhagen for 4 days. A mini break before the chaos of university and the looming realization that deadlines are close.
We waited with anticipation for 2016 to arrive. We celebrated as the clock struck 12; hopeful that this year would treat us well. But 2016 came with brutish force and as we gear up for the clocks to strike 12 once more we will wait again. This time with optimism that 2017 will shoot our emotions skywards.