Author Archives: Gemma

WTF? – Part 1

I mentioned in my last post that my dad’s partner had treated me badly during the family holiday to Florida. He and my dad had apparently fought constantly while we were on holiday, presumably due to the strain of trying … Continue reading

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Family Secrets

This is going to be a very long post. About a month before the family holiday to Florida last May that I mentioned in a previous post, I found out that my dad and his “flatmate” were in a relationship … Continue reading

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Freshers’ Week

Last week was Freshers’/ induction week at my university. I had two induction days, which went fairly well. My anxiety was through the roof walking into uni on that first induction day, but I coped really well and managed to … Continue reading

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What am I doing with my life?

(And yes, I do have an answer, at last!) A few months ago, after doing extensive research on the profession, I decided that I would like to pursue a career in ecological consultancy. This will be a real challenge for … Continue reading

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Volunteering – Part 2 (Update)

I did WHAT?!? Around the start of the year, I was still utterly clueless as to what I wanted to do with my life. At the time, I thought conservation might be my best bet (though I have since realised … Continue reading

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Volunteering – Part 1 (Update)

Damn those red grouse! I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d been doing various voluntary jobs since the start of the year. One of these involved being an assistant data manager for a well-known conservation charity for a few … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Half Marathon

And so begin my updates from 2018 so far. I tried to fit them all into one post but I’ve basically written half a dissertation at this point. I apologise again that I’ve been so bad at updating this blog. … Continue reading

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