To do list (gap year style)

So I have no idea what this year will bring yet, but here are some ideas. Like a bucket list (cliché, right?).

  • Get a job.
    Before I can really do anything, I need some money. Getting a job has always been a tricky task for me. I applied for so many part-time jobs during my two years at college and rarely got anywhere that by February this year, I had completely given up. “Oh well!” I thought, “I’m off to Uni in a few months anyway.” Oh Rhiannon, how wrong you were.
  • Go to France. At some point. Otherwise I’m a banana.
    I mentioned that my future degree will be French and Russian, and I really would love to go to France for a month+ and get to speak some très sexy français (I promise, my French is better than that really).
  • To further that, go interrailing around Europe. 
    I’ve already asked a lovely friend of mine about this, as we have always wanted to see Europe train style. We (drunkenly) decided we would this summer a while ago, but now we have decided that we might as well make it a real thing. Hopefully we can do that over the summer. Watch out Europe.
  • Learn to drive. Maybe.
    This is dependent on a job, but I need to learn and I have a lot of free time. Seems like a good idea. Perhaps the roads of my hometown might disagree
  • Write some more music. Like actually do it and record it for a change.
    Don’t get me wrong, I write music all the time. But I never actually sit down and record it properly. I record covers all the time, but as soon as it is my own stuff I feel like a bit of an idiot. So maybe I’ll actually get somewhere this year.
  • Read more books.
    Simple enough, but I get so lazy sometimes. I did really well last year/this year and read a lot of books for my English Literature A-Level, but this summer I have read 3 books. 3. I’m rubbish at times.

I need more ideas for sure, but we’ll start with those. I think I will do some more specific things and have a big list of random things to do soon, but this will do for now. The big things.

🙂 x


It’s a shock, but we’re going with it…

Hi! I’m Rhiannon. 18. Travel lover. Baking fanatic. Music nerd. And I take way too many pictures of my dog, Harvey.

So here’s the story. My uni sadly let too many applicants in and could not offer me my own permanent room for the first term. Sucks. I’m not one to be put off straight away, so I investigated further, but as more and more things went wrong I decided to do something that I didn’t imagine I would ever be doing, as someone who has dreamt of going to uni for so long. I decided to defer my offer and take a gap year (Dun, dun, duhhh).

Dramatic, right? Bet you’re on the edge of your seat with that exciting tale. But on a serious note, this was a big shock for me, I had never considered a gap year; I was meant to be going to uni in a couple of weeks, not a year. Luckily, I’m the travelling type. The degree I will eventually pursue will be French and Russian, therefore I am going to try my hardest to use this year to visit some brilliant places, especially France. So it’s not all bad!

In fact, it is pretty cool. I have a year to do whatever I like. I don’t have to impress any uni’s as I’ve already got my place. I don’t have to study for terrifying A-Levels. It’s exciting – and I really don’t want to waste this opportunity. So that’s the story behind the blog. My friend told me I should start one (Thanks, Tom!) to document my year, and all the adventures (finger’s crossed) I have. I’m not promising it will be all fun and games however. As I hadn’t planned for a gap year, and saved to go on numerous holidays with friends over the summer, I am a tad broke. Time to get a job and get saving, but it is going to be worth it.

I go to Oxford with my boyfriend tomorrow, and although this was planned well in advance of the gap year fiasco, I am going to class it as the start to my completely unplanned year. It is going to be an interesting one.