I’m Amy, I’m twenty-one and I’m a student at the University of Exeter. I read History and International Relations with French, with the ambition to become a journalist and writer.
This blog is my passion, and I love to post book reviews, rambling thoughts with an edge of introspection and the occasional comment on caffeine.
Young people in the twenty first century have an interesting perspective on the world; from fashion to disaster, everything is at our fingertips through the internet. But things are also distorted. There is a lack of reality. This blog documents a very real life, and very real experiences. I may filter my photos, but they aren’t altered in any other way. Neither are the words.
I chose the title ‘The Importance of Being (Amy)’ because there was a time in my life when I found it very difficult to be myself and tried to be someone else in order to make life easier. Over the years I’ve realised that I’m better off in the long run being myself, and I should never forget it.
It’s also a play on The Importance of Being Earnest, a piece of Victorian Literature that I adore. It ties in my passion for academia and literature with the blog.
I spend too much of my time reading, writing and social networking, I obsess over fashion even though I don’t dress with any remote sense. Music lifts my mood instantly and yes, I dance around the house in my PJs, singing loudly to 80s power ballads.