A lot has changed since my last post back in October. I spent three months in the United States working for a workforce development non-profit organisation in Boston, Massachusetts, and at the beginning of February I moved to Madrid for 4 months to work with an education charity in the north of the city with the aim of improving my Spanish and turning my milk white skin into caramel perfection.
If the experience in Italy was a terrible dark cloud, then the entirety of this year has been the most unexpected of silver linings. It was a detour from my university career that I never expected to have to take but it is one where I have so far learnt so much more than my previous two years of academia combined. With this in mind, I thought the best way to reintroduce the blog is with a list of three inane things I’ve learnt during the period in which I abandoned this page.