Hello, all! My name is Emma, and I just wanted to take some time to introduce myself as I am a new member of the blogging team! I have joined What Messes With Your Head? for only a couple of months as I am currently on Exchange at the University of Adelaide for a single semester. I am from Canada and am loving my time down under so far!
I am here finishing my second year of university, working towards a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree. I am majoring in English Literature and have not selected a minor yet but am leaning towards History.
Since I am an English major, I really enjoy reading books! I love reading so much that I often set challenges for how many books I can read a year. I set a personal best in 2015 with 60 books and haven’t gotten close to beating it since! I don’t really have a favourite genre, as I will read anything that sounds interesting. I absolutely despise series, though, as I just can’t commit to reading all the books.
Some of my favourite things to do are go on hikes, watch Netflix, write, read, and cuddle up with my dogs! Also, I am a vegetarian, so I enjoy trying new recipes. Even after nine years, I am still trying to figure out how to pack as much protein into my meals as possible (and am still failing).
Since I’m from Canada, I hope I can provide more content for International and Exchange students alike. I’m hoping I can help you all navigate homesickness and adjusting to a new country, as I am too. I am still having to adjust to the weather here, mainly it being so hot. I actually left Canada when it was -20 Celsius, then arrived during the 40-degree heat wave! It was a big change. Now, I’ve somewhat acclimatized and am wearing pants in 20-degree weather, which is when we would be walking around in shorts in Canada!
I am very excited to start writing and sharing my experiences with you all. I am going to be writing and posting about a wide variety of topics like: dealing with stress, homesickness, self-expectations regarding schoolwork, and much more!