I was recently asked a question in a job interview that went a little bit like this: “How can you demonstrate that you’ll be committed and dedicated to this role, despite the sometimes long and unsociable hours?” There was only one thing that came to my mind. The same thing that, I’m sure, has influenced a huge part of the way I am today. Dancing.
After reading the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher last summer, I was so excited when I heard that the poignant storyline would be coming to Netflix in the form of a 13-episode series. The story revolves around student Hannah Baker who kills herself, and each chapter, or episode, reveals another reason why she did it. As the plot thickens, there are so many lessons we can learn from this heart-breaking tale.
He’s made us laugh, he’s made us cry. He’s made us fall in love, and he’s pulled the whole world from under our feet; there’s no denying that Nicholas Sparks does more than just put ink on paper – he gives us something real that we can all become a part of and something we can never forget. Here are 10 reasons Nicholas Sparks is the best writer of our time.
When I was nine years old, I was bullied at school. I never really fitted in, and that meant name-calling and physical violence became a part of my daily agenda. It was only a matter of time before I would snap. I was a child, and it was far too much for any child to handle.
When I got into university, it’s no surprise that excitement took over, meaning I became preoccupied with buying new clothes for my new party-every-night lifestyle, rather than acquiring important skills and equipment that I might actually need. So, from personal experience, here are some things you won’t be able to live without.
I’ve always adored literature. I love how, particularly poetry, can transport you away from reality. I love how it can make you smile, laugh, cry, or even feel things you’ve never felt before. But, most importantly, I love the lessons it can teach you without you even realising it…
We’re all well aware that life can very often be a roller coaster ride of stress, to-do lists and time limits, leaving us with very little time to relax, or do something for ourselves. But there’s no better way to escape that than to get completely lost in a good book, especially one that is guaranteed to take your heart to all kinds of places it’s never been before…
When I applied for my BA (Hons) Journalism course at The University of Lincoln, I was overwhelmed with excitement about all of the new things I would learn and the new people I would soon meet. The prospect of this amazing course made it that little bit easier to get up at 7am every morning during my A-Levels. Well, everything about the course except for one thing – shorthand.