Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Stop Body Shaming

Recently in the Media, this advert:
Protein World 
Has come under scrutiny by the public. It seems that, women from all over the world are angry that Protein World - a protein shake company, have asked 'Are you Beach Body Ready?', therefore putting pressure on the women who read it. In a backlash attempt, the public have been defacing these signs -
'Your Body is Beautiful'
But as a female in my early 20's, probably the main target audience for these shakes, I am not offended. For me, and my peers, talking about our 'bodies' and 'diets' is something we discuss regularly, to get into shape for summer. Women who read these signs can decide whether they want to take action, or they can either think 'actually, I'm quite happy with my body, thanks but no thanks'. Today, the controversy surrounding women's body image seems higher than ever.
Neither of these are something to 'aspire' to be. However, if these two women, are both happy within their bodies, who are we to judge to say they can't flaunt it in a bikini? I'm far from perfect, and its great seeing people stand up for themselves, but it just seems everything regarding this advert has been taken out of proportion. 

Friday, 24 April 2015

Goodbye Newcastle

So this is it. I'm leaving Newcastle in 6 days forever.
Today was my last shift at the salon where I work, and also my last lecture at uni! I've been feeling so emotional all day, reminiscing all the amazing memories I've had at uni, and wishing I could re-live it all over again. I've been so lucky to make the friends I have, work with the amazing people I have, and have such lovely and understanding tutors,

I'm really worried about the future, I mean, I'm only 20, and I've finished uni. I'm still a spring chicken! There are so many options for me, and I have no idea what to do. Learning to drive is a MUST however, judging by my 15 lessons I've already have, it's going to take a long long time. 

I know no-one reads this, as this is just a personal blog for me to look back on, but I am so grateful and thankful for everyone involved in my life at uni. I have changed so much from the 18 year old Eve who arrived at halls in September 2012, and grown up so much- I've only realised this, the past few months. I'd just turned 18 when I came to uni, I had never been away from home for more than a week and for the first year of uni, partied partied partied and lived off noodles.

Tonight I'm going to stuff my face with comfort food and finish the final essays I have left. 
I'll follow up this post with some highlights of university life.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Where does the time go?

I am ashamed to say I have completely neglected this blog. I'M SORRY. But now the most stressful year of my life so far is nearly coming to an end, I can give this blog some more attention. I have a slight excuse though...

Me being me, two weeks before my dissertation was due, fell down the stairs in some 5 inch stilettos (these are now in the bin), and broke my wrist in two places. Great one Eve.
Luckily for me, there was a taxi waiting outside already for me, (and NO I wasn't drunk!), and even luckier I live 30 seconds away from the hospital! I fainted at the sight of my misshapen wrist at reception (hah), and got put in a wheelchair by a beautiful paramedic. (see below)

Tragic.


5 weeks later and a month full of crying and stress with my dissertation. I handed it in last week and I feel wonderful (also very nervous).
So now I'm battling to get two more assignments done, and then I AM FREE. I'm feeling very nervous about life after uni, and I have no idea what to do. Do I do a masters? Travel? Apply for jobs? I'm scared I'll become part of the 'lost generation' and find myself with £27,000 of debt and no stable job. Wish me luck.