New challenges, start of my birthday celebrations and no time.

This week has been completely crazy, so let’s just forget that it was posted a little bit late! I got my internship at Doddington Hall, so I’ve been really busy over there – it’s been so amazing so far, and I’ve loved every minute. I’ve been pushed out of my comfort zone to challenge myself to make calls to journalists and really test my confidence.

My mum also threw me a 21st birthday party, my birthday isn’t until next weekend but this was my only chance to see her, my Grandma and Auntie all in one go. It was a really perfect meal outside under a gazebo with fairy lights and old photos of me.

Because of my internship and other social events, I have been so busy and I keep forgetting to schedule time for myself. Should I feel bad if I tell people or work that I’m busy, when I’m not and just want a few hours to myself?


Currently Reading:

Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo
Yes, I’m still reading this. Partly because I want to make it last forever because I love the characters and the writing so much, but also because I’m really struggling to find the time!


Blogging:

  • Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

    August 17, 2020 by

    Book Review Book: Why I’m no longer talking to white people about raceAuthor: Reni Eddo-LodgeYear: 2017Pages: 249Synopsis: “In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren’t affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog,… Read more

  • I’m back!

    August 5, 2020 by

    I took an unexpected break from blogging recently, as I found it hard to keep on top of posting and was running out of inspiration. Not only that, but it was my birthday yesterday so I’ve taken time off work as well to reconnect with myself. I’ve had a couple of weeks of seeing friends… Read more

  • Sunday at the Newark Book Festival

    July 13, 2020 by

    I only had one event scheduled for the Sunday, but I was quite excited to attend the session and wrap up my Newark Book Festival 2020 experience. Overall the festival has been a highly enjoyable event, I’ve loved the opportunity to log into these sessions and relax at home while listening to authors discuss some… Read more

  • Saturday at the Newark Book Festival

    July 12, 2020 by

    I attended the Newark Book Festival last year with Siren FM, and I never imagined that the events would take place online this year! Even so, I have loved attending two events virtually today and I have so many thoughts. I never need an excuse to discuss books or listen to people talking about books!… Read more

  • Girl, Woman, Other

    July 10, 2020 by

    Book Review Book: Girl, Woman, OtherAuthor: Bernardine EvaristoYear: 2019Pages: 453Synopsis: “Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind… Read more

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What have you been reading?

-Personally, Emma

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