A ramble about Imposters Syndrome and Taking my Time

The other day, I saw a really interesting video from Nathan Zed where he spoke about the pressure on young people today to ‘make it’ as quickly as possible, and it got me thinking about my relationship with my own work ethic and the achievements of others around me. The truth is, I’m horribly competitive,…

The death of small-scale theatres.

Today, I was planning to write a review on a production I saw in the ‘From Devon With Love’ festival. I sat down with my notes, and felt compelled to put them to one side. It wasn’t what I wanted to write about, from my heart. Yesterday, I went to a talk by the infamous…

Recommendations (eg- my super talented friends)

Hi guys, and a happy new year to all of you!! Unfortunately, Tuesday 2nd (or rather, the early hours of Wednesday 3rd) has caught me in something of a rut, creatively speaking. I meant to write this earlier today but due to poor time management-related reasons, I decided to frantically look at today’s daily prompt…

I’m scared.

I came home for Christmas last weekend, and it turns out this year we only have three weeks for some reason. So I came back with a lot to do: a blog to prepare, an essay to write, a study abroad application to fill out, preparations for next term and… a play to conceive. That’s…

Making ethical decisions in art and life

Last weekend, I went to audition for a friend’s play with my flatmate. We were both pretty excited; it was outside of any society because it had been deemed ‘too controversial’, and it was exciting to think that we could endorse work that wasn’t too affiliated with the university itself, an independent project. However, when…

Free-writing to music

Hi guys! Sorry this is a bit late, I am in a really intense period in my rehearsals for my degree. If you’re missing me on this blog (or if you’re interested in what studying drama is like, and what University of Exeter in particular has to offer), you can check out my blog for…

Goodbyes.

A couple of months ago, I wrote this post briefly mentioning the summer job I’d started. Time to revisit that topic, as that job has now come to a close. Not just because I’m going back to Exeter; because the place itself is closing. I’ve known this all along, but it still comes as a…

I have a hello poetry site!!

For those of you who are unfamiliar, hello poetry is a content-moderated website where you can apply to have your poetry posted. I applied and have been invited on!! I’m really excited because I want to put all of my old poetry somewhere, as well as any new poems I write. I recently lost six…

‘You’- Dodie Clark

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that youtuber Dodie Clark’s new EP has skyrocketed to number 5 in the charts, 30 places higher than last November’s release. I am generally a massive fan of Dodie and her candid cuteness, but this EP has been particularly great. It’s versatile, emotional, and…