University, Writing

Just Do It

Hello!

Well, look who it is. Yes, it’s me. The one who calls herself a blogger and never writes a blog post! Hilarious.

I’ve been doing my Masters degree at the University of Leeds for about 6 weeks now, and yesterday I submitted my first assignment. Scary stuff, right. I haven’t submitted an essay for critical marking and judgement for well over two years and getting back the results will prove whether my brain is actually good enough to be on this course.

Yesterday was a good day in that we had a guest lecturer in the form of a well-established writer come in to speak to us. I walked out of that session feeling totally inspired, and that’s why I have come back to the blog. I have a lot to say, but my biggest problem is actually sitting down to say it. It’s a bad habit of mine to just dream up millions of ideas and never get them down, so that they might drift off into the ether, never to return.

A main point that I took away from that session was that you just have to do it. An idea comes into your head, write it. You want to share some work, post it online. You just have to get on and do it. That’s something that I’ve struggled with, especially lately because I’ve been so distracted. Now though, it’s the time to get my arse in gear because my writing career isn’t going to happen by itself. Keep your eyes peeled for a more active blog. She says.

 

World

Sunshine!

It’s been prettyyyyy hot for the passed few days here in England and at last! I’ve been really excited about it, it just lets you do so muchmore and with so much more energy. Example. On Friday I went on a walk with a school friend and got sunburnt, then I went on a 2 hour bike ride with my Dad which was ace. I haven’t been on my bike in literally years and it felt so good to get back on it (although I am still suffering from the seat, boo-hoo). We went around the new RSPB area that’s just opened up two minutes from my house. It’s so pretty down there, I’ll have to post some photos of it next time I go.

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RSPB Site, Allerton Bywater

This week I’m also looking forward to the Great Yorkshire Show on Wednesday and hopefully the weather will be generous (fingers crossed). In case you’re wondering, this show is like a massive agricultural fair sort of thing that comes to Yorkshire every year. I haven’t been for a long time and every time I have been before, my Grandad always used to come with us, so it might be a little sad, but I’m looking forward to it all the same. I’ll certainly be posting about that – I’m planning to commandeer my Dad’s fancy camera to take lots of pictures, so it should be fun. One downside is that I’ll have to get up at an ungodly hour. And I struggle with that. But we’ll see. Maybe the excitement will help me.

I realise that the majority of my posts don’t make sense and aren’t that relevant, but I enjoy writing them and you have to bear with me, it’s almost midnight here and I’m exhausted from all the activity this weekend. Polite activity, by the way. Just sayin’.

Keep an eye out for my post on the Yorkshire Show! Laterz.