Tips and Tricks

What I wish I knew before starting university

I haven’t written anything in a long time, and partially, that is because of how hectic and crazy my life has been the past couple of months. I am in my final year of university (yay!) and I am currently in the process of writing exams which is proving to be rather stressful considering the current political atmosphere surrounding South African universities. However, I am in the process of packing up my dorm room and I started reflecting on all of the things which I wished I had known before starting university.

As much as this is a reflection of my experience, I hope that it can also be of help to those who are being thrown into this new environment and feel as though you are a deer in headlights. Don’t worry, everything will be okay.

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Deleah and myself on our first night moving in to our dorm in 2014

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Water Infusions

Although water is great for many reasons, I particularly need it for once specific reason: dry skin. Now that winter is in full force here in Cape Town, my dry skin has become worse than ever before. I have read on multiple articles, nooks and crannies on the internet that water is good for hydrating skin (a no brainer, right?).

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Wine for dummies

I never really fancied myself a wine person, but as I became older, I started liking it. Now I know that the concept of wine can be rather daunting and complicated for some and you can look like a down right idiot if you don’t know what you are talking about so hopefully this offers a bit of guidance. (more…)