I’m thrilled to feature another one of my favorite blogs Word of Rachel by the lovely Rachel this month! My name and degree twin, she blogs about everything from beauty to university.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Rachel, hobbyist lifestyle blogger and full time student. I’m currently in my final year of my Marine Biology degree, and hope to work in marine mammal conservation in the future. Right now, I split my time between assignments, lectures, blogging, and playing The Sims way more than I should. I also have a kitten, Peggy, who enjoys cuddles, licking all the taps in my flat, and biting my feet when I’m not giving her enough attention!
How did you get into blogging?
Blogging is something I’ve wanted to do for years, but never really had anyone around me that didn’t think it was anything other than a waste of time. As the New Year came around, I decided 2017 was the year to finally give it a go!
I started out as a beauty blogger, before having a re-brand last November and moving into Lifestyle full time, with beauty and student life spotted in. I only create content I love, and try not to worry too much about who’s reading it.
Tell us about your favorite blog post.
I have 2! The first one is the first time I introduced Peggy to the world. The second one is about how I’m done with numbers, as not only did I have a lot of fun writing it, people really connected with it and I met a lot of amazing people because of it.
What are you doing when you’re not blogging?
I should be doing my uni work, but more often than not I’m playing with my cat or playing The Sims. I’m mildly obsessed with The Sims…
What has been some of your favorite university courses?
Every year since second year I’ve taken a module all about conservation biology, and these are my favourites. They don’t hold back and make you consider everything about conservation with a very “Real-Life” approach. I love knowing every side of a story before I had to come to a conclusion, so these modules work so well for me!
How did you choose your degree?
Like all marine biology students, I was obsessed with dolphins as a child. When I found out most people that study them are marine biologists, I knew that was what I wanted to be. I actually fell out of love with biology during my A levels, thanks to a poor teacher, and tried to go into chemistry instead. After I dropped out of my first degree, I spent years working as a waitress before deciding to go back into education. Marine biology has been the best choice for me. I love it!
Where else can we find you?
Photo by Arnel Hasanovic.