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.
From the most popular Olympic sports to the wildest societies you could possibly think of; universities across the country are packed full of fun activities for you to get involved with. But what is it about signing up to a team that makes limiting your drinking/revision time all worthwhile? Here are 10 reasons that should be enough to convince you that’s it’s the best decision you’ll ever make.
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.
So there I was – a Yorkshire girl, with good intentions and high ambitions making a temporary two-week move to the big city for my dream internship. The problem, I hear you ask? Well, I’m terrible at being far from home, I strongly dislike living out of a suitcase and – worst of all – I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out how to work the tube.
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…