I look back on my 2017 of geekery, busy-ness and life changes.
As it approaches the end of the year, I look back at the goals I set for 2017, and whether I've managed to achieve these.
I recap the books, TV series, games and fan-art I've been enjoying lately, and talk about blogging slumps.
It's not in my nature to get too philosophical about graduation, and I don't want to write a heartfelt blog that reads like an Oscars acceptance speech. But I want to use this as an opportunity to take stock of what I've achieved over the last three years, and not just in terms of blogging. University has been more than just learning biochemistry. It's been throwing myself in at the deep end, facing my fears, and discovering that there is no escaping the fact that I am indeed the big nerd I always suspected myself to be.
There's only one habit all writers share (even the amateurs like me). Let me tell you through the words of Stephen King, George R. R. Martin and myself. (And a hint of Amy Berg too.)
Because geeks need to look after our health as much as the next person, I've decided to make a couple of blog posts with some suggestions, some books, and some advice and quotes from some wonderful geeky people, to try to collect a few simple ways to look after your health, mental and physical, whilst exploring your favourite geeky interests. Starting with how to get fitter whilst running from zombies.
Don’t chase perfection for perfection’s sake, or for any one else’s sake at all. If you strive for something, make sure it’s for the right reasons. And if you fail, that will be a better lesson to you than any success you’ll ever have. Because you learn a lot from screwing up. -Felicia Day It's… Continue reading A Year of Blogging
So you’ve got your results, and hopefully you know where you’re going. Now the worry starts to set in. In this blog, I answer some of your biggest questions about university, even the ones you thought no-one else had. How scary is it to actually live independently? How am I supposed to deal with all… Continue reading How to Survive Your First Year at Uni: The Basics