18 Reasons Why Summer Is Literally the Worst

Feature image via Canva I hate summer. It is – by a long shot – my least favourite season. Give me grey, miserable weather any day of the year. I would much rather be snowed in somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere right now than melting away here in Oz. Because summer in Australia is actually the worst. “But how can you possibly hate summer, Caitlyn?” … Continue reading 18 Reasons Why Summer Is Literally the Worst

That Time I Put My Phone Down and Read My Way Through 2017

Feature image via Canva I’ve always considered myself a bookworm. For as long as I can recall, books have always been there for me – my one constant in life besides writing. Even when I’m out and about in the city or catching up with friends, I’m never without a book by my side. Just call me Rory Gilmore. Or Matilda. I’ll happily answer to … Continue reading That Time I Put My Phone Down and Read My Way Through 2017

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Feature image via Canva And she’s back at it again with the American holidays…  Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and while it is primarily associated with the American holiday calendar, the notion of putting aside a day each year to give thanks for all that is good can be celebrated regardless of which hemisphere one lives in. For many of us, our lives are busy – we … Continue reading Thanksgiving Thoughts

So, What Comes Next?

Feature image via Canva If I had a dollar for each time somebody asked me what I’m doing with my life now that Uni has finished, I’d have enough money to purchase a plane ticket to the States. Really, I probably could. Since departing from Deakin at the end of September and moving back home temporarily from Melbourne, almost every person I’ve had a conversation … Continue reading So, What Comes Next?

One Year On…And It Still Hurts

Feature image via Canva I don’t like Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ feature. It always has a way of bringing me down and October has been no exception. Last week, Facebook reminded me that it had been a whole year since I live-blogged and tweeted the second U.S. Presidential Debate. This time last year, I was all sparkly-eyed and hopeful – the White House was going … Continue reading One Year On…And It Still Hurts

It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

I love Halloween. It’s my favourite time of the year. And no, I’m not an American. I can’t remember the first year I started celebrating Halloween. I was obsessed with all things magic from a young age. I used to try and stay up to watch Charmed despite my parents banning me from watching the series because I had become that fixated on witchcraft. And perhaps, … Continue reading It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

How I Ended Up Studying (and completing) a Journalism Degree

Feature image via Canva After three years, two degree swaps and copious amounts of coffee, I’ve finished my undergraduate course at Deakin! Hooray! While I don’t officially graduate until February 2018, a chapter of life is now finishing and it feels bittersweet. There is so much I could write about my time here at Deakin – all the ups and the downs. But I think, … Continue reading How I Ended Up Studying (and completing) a Journalism Degree