Suns out, Cams out

May 25th 2018

I’m currently in the final exam season of my whole undergraduate degree! If you can’t sense it through your screen… I am so excited to finally finish my academic career. I have a lot to say about university life which will equal to multiple blog posts, Instagram captions and/or videos, I’ll save it until I fully complete my exams (hurry up 6th of June!) 

As a bit of a breather from final revision for the remaining 3 exams that I have left, I’ve decided to write a post today about a few fun days of explorations that I did earlier this month.


🌲 Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

Thankfully the UK has been seeing some summery weather recently, which has really helped with everybody’s mood especially after the – what felt like – an eternal winter. Taking full advantage of the sunnier spells, I stayed fully away from the indoors and spent more time revising, laying around outside or explaw-ing. 😉 The sunnier weather always makes everything and everyone so much more photogenic so I had a lot of fun playing around with my camera.

Does anyone else find it easier to take photos and videos when the weather is nicer? I feel like everything about the winter makes me lazy to go out and do what I love doing i.e. capturing every corner of the world to make my own 3D world. 😆

On one of my family day trips to the Peak District, I decided to film a short vlog of the day whilst enjoying a little picnic and fresh air away from the endless feeds. It definitely was time needed away from the internet and recharged me to approach both my uni and creative work much better.

I’m so lucky to live right next to the Peak District (quite literally a 10-minute ride from my house) and is something I know I’ll miss if I ever had to move away into a bigger city. It’s funny how I used to want to get away from the “countryside”, claiming that I am a true “city-gal” and that cities like New York were where I wanted to be.

My trip to New York last year definitely proved me wrong when I longed to spend more time in Central Park. But hey, a sign of getting wiser as I age right? (I mean, I was pretty much a Grandma before but now I’m even more so, eh? 🙈)

You can watch the final vlog below, any feedback on editing would be appreciated! 🤗

I found it fun and slightly therapeutic to put all the clips together and edit it. Anyone else feel like this when creating things? I think it’s great for the mind. 🧘🏻‍♀️ Shout out to my little brother for the incredible outro!

🏙 Visting Leeds

AND speaking of moving, I’m actually moving away from Sheffield to start my next chapter in Leeds!

Millennium Square

Millennium Square

I announced this “officially” on my Instagram so some of you already know, but I’ve accepted a job in Leeds starting in July. Looking for a job after university hasn’t been easy (I think that is a blog post on its own) despite feeling quite comfortable with my year of professional experience, I was rejected countless of times. But as I said when I was looking for a placement year, rejection is part of the process and the right one will come with time. I’m very thankful for the time companies to have taken to look at my application and give me constructive feedback and insight in the tech/health-tech industry.

I’m looking forward to starting full-time working-life again and learn beyond my textbooks!

Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum

Matt and I spent one of the sunnier days exploring the new city and searching for places to live. I always underestimated how hard it is to look for somewhere suitable to live, it was honestly so stressful trying to find a place! On my more dramatic days, I was convinced that we wouldn’t find anywhere because every single place in the WHOLE of Leeds would be taken. Luckily snapped right out of it after realising how silly I sounded. 😂

I’m happy to say that we’ve secured a little place now for a year. WOOHOO. It’s going to be strange not living in Sheffield and of course, not living at home but I’m so excited to have my own space and be fully responsible for everything.

(Yep, I’m hyped about things like this. Let me 😆)

Matt & I

Matt & I

☀ Catching sun, elsewhere…

To celebrate the end of exams, university life, new beginnings and the last few days of being 21… Matt and I also booked a week trip to Spain in June to catch some sun and enjoy the beach life (where I can fully resume my natural state i.e. being Moana full-time) A relaxing holiday is definitely due. 

I’m really looking forward to the next few months, there are going to be some huge life changes followed with inevitable challenges in adapting to everything (which I’ve been worried about, to be honest 😅) but it is part of the process!

Afterall, everything is an opportunity, right? Most opportunities are #pawsitive – it always depends on how you look at them. 😉

Here’s to the sunnier and brighter days ahead!

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18 comments

  1. Cindysays

    CONGRATS on the job offer and finishing up your studies! Both are amazing causes for celebration.

    Also, I love the Peak District photos. Sounds like a great way to recharge from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    1. Thanks Cindy 🙂

  2. Ancasays

    Congratulations for the new job. Moving to another city can be exciting. I’m so happy for you. x

    1. Thanks so much Anca! I’m very excited 🤗

  3. Gillansays

    I know how you feel, gurl being done with uni is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it’s like a heavy thing was lifted off your chest (exams and thesis are done yaaas). On the other hand, it’s a scary world out there.
    Congrats on getting a job straight out of uni! I also know what rejection feels like, but like you said, it’s a chance to turn failure into a lesson 🙂
    Your photos look so beautiful and really vibrant! I also love taking photos when it’s nice outside, natural lighting is everything.
    I love your vlog btw! Edward Sharpe’s “Home” was the song used in a farewell video produced by my college organization (where I spent half of my uni life). It hits me right in the feels.
    It’s also the first time I’ve heard your accent! It’s lovely, I’ve always adored the British accent <3

    1. The whole year I’ve been counting down the days, excited to finish but at the same time, as I come closer to the end, the changes are scary! It’s an opportunity though ✨

      Haha, I don’t know if I have a British accent. I confuse everyone with it! Keep ’em guessing always 😂

  4. Nancysays

    I’d say good luck but you don’t need luck to do well ;). Your graduation is coming up really soon! It’s great that you’ve been exploring some places nearby. Wow, the reservoir looks gorgeous. I don’t know too much about the UK but the Peak District is so close to your house! I always say I’m a city person but hate downtown with a passion, haha.

    Congratulations on accepting a job offer! Rejection is totally normal and people need to go through it. People can’t be spoonfed wins 100% of the time. Have fun with the remaining days in school :).

    1. Hard work > Luck 🙂

      Thanks so much Nancy! Going to make the most out of it. 💖

  5. Sakurasays

    Yay for graduation. I am on my last semester as well and is getting back my results on 4 June (before your exams are over). 😀

    1. Good luck with your results Sakura! I’m sure you’ll do fantastic!

  6. Ahhhhh that’s so exciting that you’re almost done! WOOOOO! So much hard work is finally coming to an end. This is such an exciting new chapter for you. And we’re so glad that you’ve gotten job AND apartment hunting out of the way. Those two things can be crazy stressful. Congratulations on finishing and we CANNOT wait to see how much you fly on this next step!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

    1. Thanks Susie! We’re both really glad we’re not stressing over apartments and jobs now 🤗

  7. Batshevasays

    Congratulations on your almost finishing school and job placement! That must be a HUGE weight off your shoulders. I can understand your sentiments about New York– Going back to NY for a visit after living in Boston for a bit made me forget how suffocatingly crowded a big city like New York can be– although I truly am a self professed city girl– I wouldn’t be able to last for long in the country side. I don’t know if this is up your alley, but when you get your place all made up, I would personally love to see an apartment tour 😉

    http://cynicalduchess.com

    1. You’re reading my mind girl – I’ll definitely be posting a tour of my apartment 😉

  8. Happy end! Celebrate at fullest you deserve it! and what a lovely place 🙂 enjoy!
    xx Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

  9. Catsays

    Ladybower Reservoir is beautiful! Looks like it was a lovely day to be out too. I definitely think it’s easier to take photos when the weather is nice! When it’s dreary out, the colors also look super dreary and dull.

    Yay, congrats on the job and on finding a place to live! I know both experiences can be stressful, but I’m glad that they worked out for you. And I hope you have fun on your Spain trip later!

    1. Definitely – it’s harder to make colours pop! Though you can also take some interesting shots 🙂

  10. Sakurasays

    Congrats on your job offer! I’m counting for you to 6 June when your exams are over.

    Glad that you found a place to stay at Leeds. Hopefully work and new life at Leeds won’t be too busy for you. I have seen several bloggers who disappeared after they started their work. 🙁