The One That Keeps Me Up At Night

There is something that I saw once, somewhere on the interweb that caught my attention. At first, I thought it was a load of utter bullshit and pushed the damn thing aside, because of course, what this person was saying was just wrong. But now, at 22, I’m starting to realise it might’ve, in fact, been me that’s had it all wrong. Growing up is realising … Continue reading The One That Keeps Me Up At Night

My Home Away from Home- A Love Letter to The City That Holds My Heart

Dearest New York, You are my home away from home; the city that stole a piece of my heart. I’m trying to recall the first time I fell in love with you. I know it was long before I got to see you in person. I think my obsession with you first began when I was twelve years old, watching a TV series called Ugly Betty. … Continue reading My Home Away from Home- A Love Letter to The City That Holds My Heart

The Harsh Realities of Living with a Congenital Heart Defect

  Poppy Smith is unlike most other kids her age. At just four and a half years old, Poppy has undergone five open heart surgeries. Five. Almost one for each year of her life. When I ask her what her favourite colour is, she replies that she likes all of them- all the colours of the rainbow except for one- red. Perhaps this is because … Continue reading The Harsh Realities of Living with a Congenital Heart Defect

Treat Yo Self…to a look inside my current shopping wish list

Hello, lovely readers. So my blog has turned into a bit of a lifestyle blog of late, and I must say, I’m absolutely loving it! Okay, so I’ve only written one post so far that I would categorise as semi-lifestyle. But hopefully, with the way things are travelling, you’re going to see more light-hearted content on Caffeinated Words, as well as my usual, more serious … Continue reading Treat Yo Self…to a look inside my current shopping wish list

Remembering the past- my recent visit to Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre

Last weekend, I was invited to join the current ALC203 Digital Media class on an excursion to the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick, Melbourne. I had previously visited the JHC as part of my year ten high school curriculum. We had been studying the Holocaust in Religious studies for several weeks and had just finished watching Steven’s Spielberg’s Schindler’s List.  It was an overwhelming and confronting excursion- probably … Continue reading Remembering the past- my recent visit to Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre

These are a few of my favourite things

Hello, dear readers. Wow, has it been a long time since my last blog post! Things have become quite hectic in the world of third-year-almost-finished-her-undergraduate-degree Caitlyn. If you have seen me in your travels over the past several weeks, chances are that I had a large cup of coffee glued to my hand and was muttering something about journalism and the news. I have also … Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things

Staying active online and creating a strong presence for yourself on social media

Hello again, dear readers. To finish off my short series on tips and advice for University students, I’ve decided to dedicate this blog post to something that impacts our lives on a day-to-day basis. Each and every one of us will have had some experience with social networking sites (SNS). There is no denying that as technology progresses, SNS are reshaping the way that we interact with each … Continue reading Staying active online and creating a strong presence for yourself on social media