HAHA- so this post was actually written in February 2020 and then life got even crazier and now here I am editing and posting it in August 2021! It still feels like a worthwhile thing to post though so after a very long hiatus (sounds familiar, right?) here I am back again! Enjoy 🙂
SO, it turns out starting uni is way more hectic than I thought it would be, with moving to a new city, living independently for the first time (properly), making a whole new friendship group, joining societies and obviously getting to grips with your course! I originally planned for this post to go up around Christmas after my first term, however I got completely side-tracked by spending the holidays in Ireland, my first exams and then two weeks on placement. But here we are, finally, talking about the realities of starting university after a gap year, or two…
So after a 3+ month blogging hiatus, I’m back!
As you may have noticed from my instagram or read in my last post, I spent the last three months working in America at a summer camp! And I am finally home and ready to share my thoughts on it… (I’ll do another post on the logistical side of working at a camp as well, this is just my rundown of what the experience was like for me)
-disclaimer: everyone has a different experience working at a summer camp. All camps are different, all people are different etc etc. Continue reading
So you’re approaching the end of the academic year and you’re starting to think about how to spend your summer holiday. Maybe it’s a super long break between years at uni, maybe you need to relax after exams or maybe it’s the start of your gap year… Whatever your situation, the one thing that won’t change is that travel requires money, and unless you’re part of the tiny percentage of people whose parents will fund this, that means getting a job. From my experience there are definitely some jobs that are better suited to those who want to travel and I’ll be letting you know some of them here! Continue reading
I was reading back through some of my recent posts the other day and realised that if you don’t know me in real life (although lets face it, most of my readers do) I don’t really give much personal information away on here! So I thought it was about time to do a bit of a life update so you can learn more about the person behind the blog… Continue reading
I never expected to fall in love with you. Continue reading
Ah Christmas, the time for love and goodwill to all. I tend to get pretty nostalgic and reflective around this time of year! This year, whilst I’m on my biggest trip yet and also away from home at Christmas for the first time, I’ve been thinking about all the things that travel has made me appreciate more.
I know this is a post that everyone has read before, and every solo female traveller has written but it’s something I’m passionate about and thought I could add my own tips and ideas!
Welcome back for part 2 of what I did on my gap year! If you missed it you can find part 1 here.
As my gap year comes to an end, I’ve been thinking a lot about all that I’ve experienced and accomplished this year. If I think back to this time last year, it’s hard for me to believe everything I’ve actually done, and how far I’ve come in 12 months. I decided that a post like this would be exactly what Millie-one-year-ago would like to read, so I’m hoping it can help some people in the same position as me last year!