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Blogging and University: What it's really like...

Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Blogging and University

I've had numerous amount of questions from variety of people asking me what its like to blog and be at uni at the same time, and unfortunately it's not easy but it's so much fun. If you are thinking about blogging whilst you're at uni or vice versa then keep reading...

You Are Constantly Busy
Uni is a lot different to school, there is a lot more independent work and research involved, so when you get a massive piece of coursework or essay deadline, it may seem like you don't have enough time for anything. You have to make time to do your uni work, blogging, cooking/cleaning and see your friends. All of that may sound like that is way too much but there's always ways of managing that. I'm only in my first year of uni which is supposed to be the easiest and I'm already soooo busy so I wonder how much worse it's going to get later on!

Constantly Thinking About Money
University made me realise how much money you end up spending on things you may not be purchasing when you live with your parents. Food actually costs a lot more than I thought when you have to buy everything yourself. The worst for me is probably buying essentials like toilet roll and shower gel etc. Never realised how much money I will actually be spending on stuff like this! Not only that, but with blogging, whatever you may want to blog about, tends to involve money quite a lot of the time. Whether it's buying new clothes, make up, food or going to places, you still have to keep in mind that you need money for food shopping and essentials!

Can be Quite Stressful
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE blogging. However, when you're the type of person that likes to stick to a schedule, it can be quite daunting. A lot comes with blogging such as taking pictures and editing them, writing, social media and all sorts. I'm still learning a lot about blogging and things that come with it or things that would be useful to have and on top of that theres always some uni work to do. Even though I love both blogging and uni, I still get stressed sometimes. 

A Little Hobby
The one thing I love about blogging and what I blog about is that it's totally different to my degree. It's something different that I can learn about and enjoy which lets me forget about all the revision and coursework I have to do. Something completely different I enjoy so I don't constantly do the same thing 24/7, it can be a nice way to take your mind off other things.

Your Own Little Space
I see my website as my own little space where I can write about whatever I want. I've never kept a diary or journal so this is a nice way to destress sometimes. Living with a group of people can sometimes be overwhelming so it's nice to be able to just sit down and do what I love all by myself. 

These are just little things I feel like is important to think about before you start blogging whilst at uni and vice versa, however, overall I feel like if you really enjoy what you do then why not do it right?!