Unorthodox winter sun

Experiencing a Cambridge rowing camp

My time at Cambridge has offered some surreal experiences, from hedonistic balls to formal halls, weird traditions to simpler things like the constant beautiful surroundings. One thing that always seems pretty surreal, however, is rowing.

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Dealing with the Darkness (both internal and external)

Content Note: This article contains discussion of mental health.

It’s that horrible time of the year where we wake up as we go to sleep: in the dark. It’s a time consumed by demotivation and exhaustion, by the bitter cold and the dreary skies. Sometimes, I find it difficult to get out of bed in the winter, overwhelmed by an urge to stay curled up in the warm sheets. What’s the point of facing a day full of darkness?

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Rethinking Instagram

How I’m negotiating the pros and cons of my favourite social media platform

I love Instagram. I love being able to collect and curate a grid of my happiest moments and scrolling back through them weeks, months, even years later. However, I am also keenly aware of what it means to curate only the ‘aesthetic’ moments. It makes for a satisfying grid, yes, but it also makes for a warped perception of what life is actually like.

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The books that defined my decade

I started the 2010s as a 9-year-old, and finished them at 19. There’s a lot of books that filled the gap between those ages – a countless amount, actually. When I got my annual notification from Goodreads asking me to start my next reading challenge, I got to thinking not just about what had come the year before, but what I’d just spent a decade reading.

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New Year, SAME Me

Why I’m refusing to let my 2020 get bogged down with resolutions

It’s that time of the year again! Misty mornings, lazy days, that beautiful waiting game between Christmas and New Year where all we eat is leftovers and junk food. But it’s OK: we’re not bound by our resolutions, yet.

How many New Year’s resolutions have you made?

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