As the bio says, my name is Tess 🙂 I’m 20 years young, born and raised in the Midlands, UK and hopelessly confused about where I’m going in life. Things I enjoy include writing anything that isn’t a markable essay, playing basketball, a strong cup of Yorkshire tea, hugs and dogs. (Especially dogs.)
As part of studying towards my BA in History at the Univeristy of Exeter I’m currently on an exchange year in Ottawa, Canada. This blog is hopefully somewhere I will share my thoughts and experiences on living in the Canadian capital, and perhaps some on my travels afterwards. Posts might sometimes be advisory, sometimes humourous (or an attempt at it), other times just rambly. If I’m perfectly honest, this blog is also mainly for me – as a therapeutic writing exercise, so I can look back on things, and to help me out with my reflective essay at the end of the year! For more about me personally, see my Introductions blog post, or the post I wrote as an open letter to my teenage self.
I’ve done a bit of blogging before for the University of Exeter student bloggers – so if you’re interested, you are welcome to check that out. Plus, I am a big fan of the ol’ Instagramming, so for more frequent updates on where I’m at and what I’m snapping I’m over here.
Anyone out there reading this who is thinking about a year abroad and would like some advice/someone to pose questions or concerns to, please feel more than free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve found that as well-intentioned as they might be, International Offices can only offer you so much advice. I definitely got most of my useful information from spamming students who’d just come back from year abroads with stupidly long emails, and I am fully prepared to do my bit now in passing their wisdom on.
Have a good one! 🙂