The other day my playlist was on shuffle and a song I hadn’t heard in a little while popped up. I was listening to ‘I lived’ by One Republic and a particularly tender memory came to my mind, involving an old friend and a beautiful dress, and I immediately knew what I wanted to write about next. What do I think is the most important value that any person needs to have in order to deal with friendships in life? Well, for me to explain that, I have to explain the song. Part of the lyrics goes; Hope that you…

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As I write this, I’m taking a little study break because I had a lecture today that left me with the worst headache, can I get a #relatable. Looking around my dorm room, it’s definitely not as bare as when I first moved in, I’ve framed a few pictures, I’ve got the obligatory fairy lights dangling on my walls and my desk is strewn with books and papers. I may or may not have half a packet of Pringles temptingly sitting in a corner but that’s besides the point! I also may or may not be in the process of…

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As the sun set on my last night in the Pacific, my eyes glazed over, and the coconut trees that stretched as far as the eye could see became a bit blurry. Two of the best weeks of my life were coming to an end. From the second we landed, up to that very moment, I’d been living in a dream, so far from reality, so distanced from worry, with no qualms of the future or the past. The beautiful Polynesian islands of Samoa, which I visited over the summer of 2017, gave me just the right dose of humility,…

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Ever since I could read and write, I always knew what I was going to do with my life. Unrealistic as that sounds, it’s true, as anyone who knows me can attest, I had a plan. I had mind maps, colourful charts and vision boards all pointing inwards toward the same goal. That big and scary dream known as University and I know many of you can relate. The Seychelles Islands, where I was born and raised, is a fantastical corner of paradise with crystalline waters, abundant greenery and a vibrant, multi-ethnic people who, for the most part, live together…

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