HOW I ACTUALLY FEEL ABOUT NOT GRADUATING "ON TIME"

Saturday, 12 November 2016

ALMOST everyone I know from back home is graduating at some point this year. They have either finished a three-year degree course and gone out into the working world or they're doing their Masters. Had I not dropped out of University and moved to London, I'd be on my fourth and final year of my degree, and graduating with a BA this year. Instead I have just started a degree. A few people have been wondering how I'm finding it: seeing everyone else settle into adult life whilst I've only just started a new student experience at 21. So I've decided to make use of my blog to write exactly how I feel.

graduation, university



LONDON POST #13 - THE BIG MOVE: ONE YEAR ON

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

IT has been exactly 12 calendar months to the day that I moved from a tiny dot on the map to a city far larger than my own dreams. What a crazy, emotional, wonderful year it has been. I had to go back to my first post from this series and I simply cannot believe how fast this year has gone by! It seems like only yesterday I was planning my one way ticket and in a blink of an eye, I'm sat in my bed in my flat in London writing this. This is a nostalgic look at the past year, with all its highs and lows! Okay, then...

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LONDON POST #12: MONTH 11 UPDATE: GRADUATING FROM MY COURSE!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

THEY say hard work pays off and rightly so! Month 11 is upon us and I cannot believe this is the last post before my one year anniversary here in London. Apart from the occasional unplanned outing or meetup, life's been full of work and Supernatural (the TV series - no ghosts encounters as yet). I also received my school results and I can proudly say that I passed with flying colours! I'd like to structure this post as a final 'diary' as this series was originally. 




LONDON POST #11: 10 MONTH UPDATE: BECOMING PATRIOTIC

Friday, 29 July 2016

THIS month was super busy with final assessment week, and my mum visiting for my 21st birthday. (It was the best day ever over at the Harry Potter Studios!) However, I've also had numerous moments out in the sun at the park where I've been reflecting on all that I have learnt. Whilst having a lovely conversation with a Swede friend of mine from college, we got to discussing the teaching of history and culture at school. I decided to write this post and dedicate it to how I have come to appreciate my home country like never before since moving to London, and how thankful I am for all those (boring) history lessons.




LONDON POST #10 - 9 MONTH UPDATE: THE TRUTH ABOUT VISITING HOME

Saturday, 9 July 2016

IF I had to describe this past month using one word it would have to be crazy! So many assessments and assignments were taken and handed in. Thankfully that is now over and done with and I have now started my holidays. During my ninth month in London I visited home for the second time since I moved, so I thought of dedicating this post to sharing my experience with home visits.




LONDON POST #9 - 8 MONTHS: 10 BUDGETING TIPS

Monday, 30 May 2016

HERE we are again. Another month's gone past. There are so many assignments to write and songs and it's all a tad overwhelming at times. However, not as overwhelming as the big bad BUDGET. I thought of dedicating this month's post about finance and how I have indeed survived 8 months living the one of the most expensive cities in the world, without starving myself and ending up homeless. If you're looking to move this should be an important read for you.


LONDON POST #8: MONTH 7 UPDATE: SHOULD I FEEL HOMESICK?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016


6 months, london, blogger


I'VE been meaning to write this post for a few weeks now. I thought after the 6 month update that this series should have me focus on one aspect each month instead of writing about what I've been doing. I should leave those for Twitter updates and 6 month updates. But that is not why I've delayed this post. The reason why I had to pluck up some courage to actually do it was for the fear that my family members and friends might read it and be offended. Therefore, if you are one of the above, I would like to start this off with a disclaimer. Whatever you read in this post is in no offence to you. I love Malta, I love my family and I love my friends. No one and nothing can ever replace. But this is me being honest with my feelings, sharing what I've learn after 7 months living in a foreign country. It's not been an easy road coming to the following conclusion, but I hope it will be of some sort of solace to anyone sharing my thoughts and feelings.


LONDON POST #7: 6 MONTHS IN THE CITY!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

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Half a calendar year. That’s how long I’ve been living in London. 6 months. It might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people, but it is to me. It feels as though it’s been a lot more than just 6 months, but I also stand at disbelief. Maybe because 6 months is more of a milestone than any other month so far. This post will mostly be a special update.

LONDON POST #6: 5 MONTHS, A VISIT HOME AND A DASH OF SNOW

Saturday, 27 February 2016

london, covent garden, sun


THE month of January has been the most interesting and emotional so far. I got to visit my home country and see my family after 4 months away. Term 2 at school kicked off and I experienced snow for the very first time in my life. That's right. At 20 years old I got to see and touch snow! I also got to meet two YouTubers I watch: Bry and Candice. Here's how it all went down...


LONDON POST #5: 4 MONTHS, CHRISTMAS AND A SURPRISE BALL

Friday, 22 January 2016

Well, well, well. Here we are again. Fourth post in this series which means I have officially been living in London for 4 months now. This month was full of laughs and meeting new people. It's also the month I got on a plane and went to Malta. It's the month I celebrated Christmas in London for the first time ever. This is how it all went down.

winter wonderland, london
Winter Wonderland's pretty lights!

2015: MY YEAR IN REVIEW

Friday, 1 January 2016

12 months have passed by and as 2016 begins, it is time to look back one last time to what made 2015 the most challenging and amazing year of my life! It involved a lot of growth and new things being thrown at me… but it shaped up to be one of those years I’ll keep telling my future grandchildren about. 

Got to celebrate the welcome of 2016 in London!