Well hello there,
I’ve wanted to blog for a while. I haven’t got terribly interesting things to say but my life at the moment seems to mean I’m involved with oodles of different things and I’d just quite like to gather them in one place.
Very roughly speaking my life can be divided into the following areas:
These things really shouldn’t be lumped together... but oh well. I’m currently in my second year at the University of Nottingham, studying Theology. It’s alright I suppose. Most of what I’m studying at the moment isn’t really what I’d like to be studying... but hopefully next year will be better. I’ve complained best I can, saying that the module options changed after I joined, but I know there isn’t much they can do. I’m also ridiculously involved in the Students’ Union. I’m not entirely sure how it happened... it definitely wasn’t intentional, but now I’m certainly a poster child for the “get involved!” mantra everyone has chucked at them upon starting university. Which leads me on to my main job in the SU...
For the 09/10 I’m the Women’s Officer at our SU. It’s an interesting job technically split between chairing the Women’s Network (our women’s group) and ‘representing’ female students to our SU, University and other places. The former takes most of my time and is ridiculously stressful, leaving little time for the latter. So far this year I’ve learnt a lot about myself and what I believe/thought I believed, which is good. This is probably the top thing in my life I rant about because most of the time the position actually just makes me miserable (for numerous reasons).
When I’m not frazzled over my degree or something Women’s Officer related, which unfortunately is most of the time, I run marching stars zine distro: www.marchingstars.co.uk. It’s going to be 3 years old in July and has been more successful than I could have ever imagined/hoped. It’s easily the one singular thing I’m most proud of in my life. Obviously I also read quite a few zines, and I hope to ‘review’/highlight some of my favourites in this blog. If you’d like to read about behind-the-scenes of distro running and other zine related waffling, keep reading this blog!
Tegan and Sara
I’m a massive Tegan and Sara fan. MASSIVE. My gap year (year off between school and university) pretty much consisted of me being a full time fan. I lived on the forums and saw them 27.5 times in 11 countries. It was an incredible year. Since starting uni and I’ve had less and less time to ‘keep up’ and I’m not going to lie... I’m not in love with their newest album. That said, I’ve made lots of friends through Tegan and Sara and am trying harder this year to know what’s going on. I’m sure I’ll be posting vaguely interesting Tegan and Sara related ramblings quite often!
Ok... so I do lots of other things (Campaigns Officer on LGBT Committee, Course Rep and Staff Student Feedback Committee Chair for Theology, etc) but none take massive amounts of my time nor are they so significant in comparison to the other ways I’m currently choosing to make up/define my life. In some ways I’m relatively normal. I have a nice group of friends and we go out to the same club every Friday night. But I’d also quite like to think that in some ways I’m a little different from the norm due to all the weird things I keep getting involved with.
I hope people read this blog... maybe just because they’re interested in my thoughts on one part of my life, but then again, I’ve never really kept a diary and I suppose I’ve reached a point where I’d like to have a record about what I thought and when.
If you are reading – please comment to let me know!