So at the beginning of the summer, I made a promise to myself that I would focus more on my fitness. I joined the gym, started running, and decided to try out pole fitness, which I’d always wanted to do. I knew that I’d manage to stick to my fitness plan as I’m pretty determined when I want to be, but what I didn’t know was how much fun I’d end up having at Elements Studio in Ashford.
I’ve finally had some time to take in exactly what happened on Wednesday, and now I’ve managed to get my head around it, here’s a quick blog post telling you what I did when I visited Copenhagen in Denmark for one day only.
So last week I headed to the Huffington Post for a week of work experience on the Students desk. Having done a fair amount of work experience now, I wasn’t really that nervous for this placement, just looking forward to getting back into the newsroom.
This is one ‘challenge’ that actually, I was pretty excited to be nominated for! I didn’t really want to clog up everyone’s Facebook feeds with the ramblings of a Literature student, so I thought it would be a great excuse for a blog post.
Now I’ve finally completed my internship after eight weeks, I thought that I’d write a short summary of things that I’ve done and learned over the summer. I feel that not only have I added some very valuable assets to my skill set, I have also become a more rounded worker as a result, and can add a whole lot more to my portfolio!
I debated for a while over writing this post, in fear of looking pretentious. However, my aim as a journalist has always been to tell people things I wish that I’d been told, and honestly, I really would have liked to have read a post like this before I decided to take on the daunting task of getting fit over the summer.
Before I begin here’s a disclaimer: everything I say here is unlikely to suit everyone, so please do not take my words as gospel. I am not a fitness expert and I do not claim to be. Do not over-exercise, and make sure you listen to what your body is telling you!
So way back in September 2013, I wrote this blog post setting myself some challenges to achieve in my second year at Warwick University.
Now that I have officially finished second year, received my results and found out that I have actually passed to continue into the third year of my degree, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on my goals, see how far I have come and re-evaluate, so I know what to aim for in my final year at university.
I have been invited by the lovely Harriet Clifford to take part in the “my writing process” blog tour. She is an aspiring Literature student and journalist, and I met her when she became a writer for Kettle Magazine and she has since written for Eat More Cake and My Student Style. You can follow her on Twitter here.
So anyway, here goes. Four questions, four answers.
Before I launch into a summary of what I got up to, I would like to thank each and every one of you who donated – the money is going to a fantastic cause.
For my fundraising campaign I am launching a two-pronged attack, by setting myself both a physical challenge and a mental challenge.