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What I’m up to this year at uni

So, in case you don’t know, I’m currently a second year university student, studying in Wellington (NZ). Last year, I did a double major in media studies and sociology, but this year, I’ve changed it around a bit. 

Basically, I realised that media studies isn’t really my jam, compared to a lot of the other cool papers I did last year. So, my major is still sociology, but now I’m also minoring in development studies. What do I want to do with this, you ask? Who knows! Hopefully I get some sort of career, because I’m just winging it!

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Body Confidence (or, a lack of)

“You’ve put on a lot of weight since I last saw you”

“You just need to start exercising, what about jogging?” 

“You can see your stomach in that, do you really want to wear it?”

“How about this skirt? It’s highwaisted, so it’ll hide your stomach”

“When I lost weight, that’s when all the girls started hitting on me”

“Yeah, I’m not surprised you’re a virgin, you don’t look like the kind of person that’s had sex”

“Don’t worry, we can both crop out our stomachs so you can just see our faces”

“Do you really want to post that? You can see… a lot”

“You’re the only person that ever eats their entire meal, the other girls only eat half”

Hi, I’m Victoria, and I hate my body. Continue reading “Body Confidence (or, a lack of)”

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A boy worth fighting for

One of the biggest things I thought I’d learned throughout 2017 was that some people just need to be cut out of your life. There’s no point in wasting time on people that can’t be bothered spending time on you. And going in 2018, this seemed like such an easy thing to learn, now that I’d finally realised it! But recently, I ended up being cut out of someone’s life, and ignoring all the signs in the process, and dear god did it hurt. So, let’s rant, I suppose.

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A creative block

It’s February. I’ve finally gotten myself into a good routine; I have a new job with consistent hours, I have my flat sorted, I make meal plans and budget plans. But for some reason, the main thing that doesn’t fit into this routine is blogging. I just can’t seem to sit down and make myself write. Dear god it’s frustrating! Even the posts you guys have been seeing recently were scheduled a while ago. I have a couple of theories on why, but really no ideas on how to fix it.   Continue reading “A creative block”

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Camping and self awareness

For four days in December, I went camping with a group of my high school friends. We did the same trip in late January last year, and boy oh boy was I full of reminiscing and self-reflecting. We all know this has been a year and a half for me, but I think I’ve focused mainly on the negative things. On this trip, though, we all talked a lot about the positive ways we’ve changed as well. And for me, one of my main things was how much better I’ve got to know myself. By that, I mean I’m more aware of my thoughts, rather than repressing everything, and because of that, I’m a lot more willing to discuss things, and keep learning more about myself.  Continue reading “Camping and self awareness”

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.TATBILB

find it on Goodreads here

or on Book Depository here

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