March Round Up: "Learn from your mistakes".

March. Well, the flew fast, didn’t it? And, in summary, it can be summed up in one quote: “Learn from your mistakes”.

Reading, writing, media consumption: 

I slacked on the reading front-and I’m behind on the 100 books in a year target. I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, and The Reckoning, a book that comes out in May. I also started reading The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown; I have not finished yet.
I’ve slacked on the writing front; I contributed various pieces to The Growing Up Guide. I also sent a book and album review to a local magazine; I also passed on another album review to a different magazine. I’m not sure if they have been published at the time of writing-but I’ll update this post if they are.
Similarly, I am also starting to put together some freelance work; more on that soon.
I was also lucky enough to take part in a Hacked Off event. (“Oooh, controversial”  I hear you say.)

On The Blog:

Looking back at March, the content that was viewed the most was quite surprising. The interview with Jenna Farmer, blogging guru and freelance journalist, was the most read piece. This was followed by my book review of Untold. (My favourite post, though, was “A birthday Wishlist”; I turned nineteen this month, and it was fun to write-frivolous, a departure from the usual, more intense posts.)
There is also an interesting brand collaboration coming up; stay tuned on Twitter to see it.

NCTJ:

There has been some exciting developments on this front!
First of all, I started the Public Affairs module; this is essentially all about how the UK works-with a constitution (unmodified), Parliament, the Monarch. The first year of my politics A level was essentially all about this-so it’s good to revive old knowledge and an interest.
We also went on a ‘field trip’ to the local court; post coming about that soon.
We’re also approaching the one hundred words a minute exam. (Eeek!) The law exams also had (I think all of my class) in trepidation, nervous at the results; the exam was harsh, in our *humble* opinion.
However; I passed sixty words a minute Shorthand!

How was March for you?

Lydia x

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2 Comments

  1. Lisa's Notebook
    April 1, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Fab round up, sounds like you had a very busy but productive month! I loved your birthday wishlist post too – I really hope you got at least some of the products on it! Also glad to hear your NCTJ course is still going well – 100wpm, eeeek! xx
    Lisa

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