Letter 157 In the space of a year, or 40 letters, my plans have completely changed. Plans for work, for living and, most importantly, for travel. It's strangely apt that I wrote letter 117 about my travel plans after university, and letter 137 about how they've changed and how much travel I would be doing … Continue reading My travel plans have COMPLETELY changed.
Letter 152 The analogy that everyone's life is a unique jigsaw puzzle that we are blindly building, is the perfect way to explain so many fundamental things. That we're all fiddling around with different pieces trying to figure out how to create a perfect picture that we can't yet imagine. That sometimes pieces don't fit … Continue reading Life is a jigsaw puzzle
Letter 140 After 3 years of extremely hard work, late nights, frustrated days, difficult critiques and countless models, drawings and essays, I am finished. 3 years went in a flash and I cannot believe I am now graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an Undergraduate Degree in Architecture. As I left the studio with … Continue reading Completing My Architecture Degree
Letter 137 This is not only the 137th letter on my site, it also marks 2 years of blogging! These past years have flown by incredibly quickly and this time next year I will be in a very different place (in life and geographically). So in this letter I wanted to celebrate 3 things; firstly, … Continue reading This year will be the best yet!
Letter 133 "Why do you travel?" The ominous question that is repeatedly greeted with silence because there are no answers. It's an addiction. Can we remove the negative connotations of 'addiction' for the 2 minutes you spend reading this letter? I've seen a bad addiction first hand so I know how it can be terrible … Continue reading Addicted to Travel
Letter 125 *some may be travel related. In just 14 weeks my stress levels will dissolve into the floor and I will embark on the first period of my life which will not be followed by education. It seems crazy to even think about but I am so ready. Other than travelling, I have a … Continue reading 15 (non travel) things I’m looking forward to after finishing uni*
Letter 124 My life currently revolves around google sketchup, training my hair to last 3 days between washes and the decision of having 1 or 2 jacket potatoes. Riveting I know. January seemed to disappear in a flash to me - contrary to other people saying it's dragged on for ages. I'm going into the … Continue reading Random thoughts of a 20 year old architecture student
Letter 80 Let's have a catch up? We're already 6 days into March, which I can barely believe, so I thought I'd do a recap of the last couple of months and talk about what March may have in store. Being at university means I can't travel as much as I'd like to, but I … Continue reading 2 Months, 2 Countries!
Letter 65 Choose life. Choose maps. Choose long distance friends. Choose tears. Choose laughter. Choose love. Choose flip flops. Choose living out of a backpack. Choose bad hostels and good cafes. Choose bookshops and foreign languages. Choose aeroplanes. Choose overnight buses. Choose postcards. Choose sunrises. Choose views you can't photograph and memories you can't write down. … Continue reading Choose life.