Yeah, finishing uni and looking for something to do over the next 5 month summer break, alongside all the drama that has gone on, has made me grow as a person.

A leopard can’t change its spots, so it’s always going to be the same old story for me.. Until someone comes along and breaks the pattern.  This realisation has been enough. Acting upon it is showing improvements too, I’m proud.

Leopard Changing Spots

Looking for a job, I just applied everywhere and anywhere, mainly looking at non-paid summer placements and work experience related to Journalism. Surprisingly, I’ve got responses. One is to work at Wolverhampton City Radio, and I will be actively involved with the running and presenting. The other is a 3 month volunteer internship with Banardos, being a Marketing and Communications Pathway Volunteer. This is if i survive the interview. Oh and another is working for CSV Action joint with the BBC West Midlands, to raise awareness in the community. That sounds good. I just don’t know which one to go for.


I’ve found it hard to find companies that will accept students in their first year at university, but these three seem the best ones available, relating to Journalism. I just decided I best make use of my spare time, especially as a job in the media is so competitive. The more experience I get, the more chance of getting a better job at the end of my degree, and a better grade too.

I think everything is just me coming to terms with the fact I’m growing up. Everyone’s had it or will sooner or later, but I realised I needed to change to gain maturity. I just hope I can last it out!

Laura Izibor – Shine

So, lets start this weblog.

January 24, 2011

Urban Dictionary,

‘Most people seem to use blogs as a way of having an online diary. These people have such massive egos and are so narcissistic that they believe that other people would be interested in reading their pointless ramblings.’

Many blogs that I have seen this applies to. I don’t want it to apply to my blog, which I’m sure it will end up doing, but as it’s one of my modules I have chosen at university, I have no choice in the matter. In all fairness I don’t want to complain, it’s better than writing a 2000 word essay on Contempt of Court.

My module is ‘Writing the Message Online’, which will be useful in the future as newspapers and the like are switching to the internet. I must have a blog that is updated regularly, and I’ve chose it to be about my student life and experiences at SHU. I don’t exactly know what you’re meant to write in the first post of a blog, so I’m settling with this.. enjoy.