lydialulu:

So after two years of hardcore on and off blogging, I’ve officially moved on from Tumblr and onto Blogger. It was a hard decision because I’ve had such great times on Tumblr - god knows how many little articles I’ve written charting my ups and downs. But I struggled to keep consistent with it. So after I left university (failed to mention that huge life decision on 'Dreaming' haha), I decided I wanted to start a new blog. A fresh slate if you will. I’ve put a lot of work into this new blog and if you’re still interested then have a look around. Or even better, follow me! 

Above all, I’ve always wanted to write - I feel at my best when I’m being creative. 'LydiaLulu' gives me that freedom. Thank you to everyone who followed me on Tumblr, it was quite a journey. 

LydiaLulu x

lydialulu:

So after two years of hardcore on and off blogging, I’ve officially moved on from Tumblr and onto Blogger. It was a hard decision because I’ve had such great times on Tumblr - god knows how many little articles I’ve written charting my ups and downs. But I struggled to keep consistent with it. So after I left university (failed to mention that huge life decision on 'Dreaming' haha), I decided I wanted to start a new blog. A fresh slate if you will. I’ve put a lot of work into this new blog and if you’re still interested then have a look around. Or even better, follow me! 

Above all, I’ve always wanted to write - I feel at my best when I’m being creative. 'LydiaLulu' gives me that freedom. Thank you to everyone who followed me on Tumblr, it was quite a journey. 

LydiaLulu x

So after two years of hardcore on and off blogging, I’ve officially moved on from Tumblr and onto Blogger. It was a hard decision because I’ve had such great times on Tumblr - god knows how many little articles I’ve written charting my ups and downs. But I struggled to keep consistent with it. So after I left university (failed to mention that huge life decision on 'Dreaming' haha), I decided I wanted to start a new blog. A fresh slate if you will. I’ve put a lot of work into this new blog and if you’re still interested then have a look around. Or even better, follow me! 

Above all, I’ve always wanted to write - I feel at my best when I’m being creative. 'LydiaLulu' gives me that freedom. Thank you to everyone who followed me on Tumblr, it was quite a journey. 

LydiaLulu x

Later that day, I got to thinking about relationships and partial lobotomies. Two seemingly different ideas that might just be perfect together…like chocolate and peanut butter. Think how much easier it would all be if there was some swift surgical procedure to whisk away all the ugly memories and mistakes and leave only the fun trips and special holidays. But until that day arrives…what to do? Rely on the same old needlepoint philosophy of “forgive and forget”? And even if a couple can manage the forgiveness, has any ever really conquered the forgetness? Can you ever really forgive, if you can’t forget?
― Carrie Bradshaw (via whatwouldcarriesay)
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
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Technology makes me want to scream.

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One of my favourite places in the world. Another helicopter crash tragedy.

 

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Anonymous: I'm having a similar university experience as you. Not enjoying the pressure to go out and get drunk all the time, not feeling at home in halls, and missing my family. It's nice to know I'm not the only one... I just want it to get better...

I personally hate it when people say this to me, but I think it can only get better! I like to think that I’ve completed the first semester and done the groundwork. You’ve done the hard bit of leaving home and living in a new environment with complete strangers. Even though it feels like all anyone wants to do is get drink and fool around all the time, it’s important to focus on what you want to do. Facebook in particular glamourises the student lifestyle (all that ever appears on my newsfeed is photos of people partying) and makes anyone whose chosen a slightly different path feel like a loser; obviously speaking from experience here.  I’ve found some great people to hang out with and I rarely go clubbing (something I think is seriously overrated).

I don’t know if it’s easy for you to get home, but what I’d say is maybe spend a weekend at home once or twice a semester. If seeing your family is what you need to do and will help you with the stress of student life, then don’t be ashamed to do it! One girl on my course went completely cold turkey and didn’t go home once in the whole twelve weeks… I went four times, sounds a bit pathetic! But it really helped in the transition. Seeing my family and familiar friends for a couple days was revitalising and meant I returned with a fresh face.

Anyway, I’ve rambled on a bit here but I hope I’ve helped in some way. You’re definitely not the only one struggling from the weight of it all. Everyone finds it hard, whether they express it or not.