Thursday, 30 November 2017

The Longest Week Everrrrrrrrrr!

I haven't posted something like this in quite a while, and you might be like "Izzy why are you sharing this? I really don't care!" But then I remembered that I actually started this blog as a form of online diary, and that I want to share little life updates so you guys can get to know me better (even if they're small irrelevant updates). 

So in order to be real here on my blog I thought I'd be honest about the shite week I've had at uni. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love being a student and normally I'm having a permanent laugh here. But this week has just been exhausting, and lemme tell you about it:

Assignments, assignments, assignments...

Honestly my mood

Yes that's right, I have three lot's of assignments... all due on the same day. The first one was an essay resubmission so I was actually kindly allowed by my university to have a second go at my first essay. I didn't do too badly the first time round, but I wanted to have a go at bumping the grade up to a 1st. 

The second was a 1500 word essay on social movements for my media course. Oh boy I didn't even know where to start with that one, I kept changing my mind about what I wanted to write about every time I thought of it oops! 

And lastly I have a practical animation assessment for my film course which was conveniently moved forward by a week so it was due the same day everything else was. So when I should have had time to write 1500 words, I'll be spending it in the film studio. 

Sickness has stricken 

I had planned to spend all the days I had off last week locking myself in my room and powering through my uni work. But oh no, my immune system had other plans. I came down with tonsillitis. Ok I don't know if I did for sure, it was a self diagnosis because I have an extreme phobia of the doctors.

I literally spent the whole last week with a burning throat, dealing with sweating from extreme temperature and throwing up my insides (lovely I know!) So I literally didn't leave my bed for 5 days, and had energy for nothing which stressed me out endlessly because I was so aware of the fact I needed to do my uni work. 


I'm not the type that normally gets homesick. Seriously, pop me anywhere on the globe and I'll be settled. It wasn't until my mum found out I was ill, and said "aww I wish you were here so I could look after you" that it hit me I'd rather be at home.

Then I literally messaged my mum saying how much I wanted to just come home and lie in my own bed. But there was no way I was up for the train journey home (I'd definitely end up throwing up on every passanger on the carriage) and my parents were too ill to pick me up from Liverpool. So I ended up just accepting the fact I was gonna have to power through.

On a brighter note!

This post is going up on Thursday and all my assignments are being handed in on Friday. Therefore I am almost over all the workload. 

And I've not been all alone here in Liverpool. I have the nicest flatmates who have been asking how I'm doing, and one of them even was kind enough to pick me up another batch of painkillers when she went shopping. Thank you Aisha, not all heroes wear capes ;)

And last but not least, Black Friday was a thing last week. Oops. May have spent like my entire student loan on a pair of boots, but omg omg omg they are so worth it!

These boots just scream "Little Mix" so I needed them!

So that's what's been going on in the never-ending excitement that is "Izzy's Life". The song of the day is Whistle For The Choir by The Fratellis. I hope you all have a good week, what have you been up to? Let me know in the comments!

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Best Hangover Cures

Ah student life! Its taught me so many life lessons; how to do my own laundry, how to manage my finances, independence. Perhaps most importantly though, it's taught me how to manage my hangovers after overdoing it maybe a bit too much the night before! 

In no way am I promoting going out and drinking an excessive amount! I'm just saying sometimes it happens, and if it does here are my personal top hangover cures:

1. Sleep- Izzy has defeated many a hangover by simply sleeping until she no longer has a drop of alcohol left in her system. I don't know about you, but after a drink I can nap for days. So unless I have to get up the next day for something (like a 9am lecture uurggh) I simply wont! 

2. Water- This is probably the most important hangover cure, since all a hangover scientifically is your brain being dehydrated. Ok I know I got a D in A level biology, but trust me on some things. Don't stop drinking water until that pounding in your head goes away. And plus it's good for you anyway, so go drink some water!

3- Possibly vomiting?!- Ok this is something I definitely do not recommend. It's really really really really not healthy drinking to the point that you're gonna be sick, in fact it can be rather dangerous. But something more dangerous is drinking to the point you're gonna chuck up your insides, and then falling asleep. In absolutely no way am I promoting drinking till you're sick (trust me Mum, I can be a good influence sometimes) but if you've got to that stage, better out then in. You'll thank yourself for it in the morning. 

4. Lot's of carbs- Forget what anyone says about being healthy, if it's not a carbohydrate don't bother eating it the morning after. You need something to soak up the drink, and from personal experience carbs are truly the one for that. Make yourself a cheeky slice of toast, a bagel or... pasta?! Or if you've made it out till the early a.m. find the nearest chippy shop. Is it even a night out without it?

5. Keep busy- The amount of long shifts/long days at uni I've lasted through after a night out is actually impressive, even if I do say so myself. I find that if I somehow manage to do things throughout the day, it takes my mind off "oh man my head is killing, make the room stop spinning" vibe I'll otherwise have going on. And then I'll go and crash into bed around 6pm and then sleep the rest of it off!

So I hope you've enjoyed this different sort of blog post. I just thought I'd share my own personal top tips on how to have a good night out, yet still function the next day... kinda! The song of the day is Lust For Life by Lana Del Rey and The Weekend. What are your top hangover cures? Let me know in the comments,

Izzy K xxx