For this third installment of Blogger of the Month, I’ve asked my personal friend Clare to be featured! We became acquainted through a mutual friend and have met several times when I was seeing someone who lived near her.

Clare started blogging this year to further grow her (dare I say it, already amazing) writing skills so I thought I would show my love and support by featuring her this month.

Without further ado, here are some questions she answered for me:

Tell us a bit about yourself.

doTXpmiFI’m Clare, a 23-year-old blogger from Ontario, Canada who dreams of one day moving to the UK. When I’m not blogging or finishing up my degree, I’m usually found either writing for TenEighty Magazine or binge-watching something on Netflix. (I’m currently looking for a new show to watch!)

How did you get into blogging?

I’ve been wanting to blog for a while. I set up my current blog about four years ago to use as a writing portfolio, but I wanted it to become something more – I have a lot to say, I just couldn’t find the time between work, school and my other writing obligations. But now that I’m finishing off school and have a more consistent work schedule, I have more free time. So I decided to revamp my site and give blogging a try!

Tell us about your favorite blog post.

I really enjoyed writing 10 Things I’ve Learnt Since Moving Out On My Own. I’ve learnt a lot since moving out of my parents’ house, so I thought I might as well share… Oh, and I’m serious, doing dishes is literally the WORST.

What are you doing when you’re not blogging?

When I’m not blogging, I’m either at work (I recently went full time), studying or writing for TenEighty. I honestly feel TenEighty is the best thing to happen to me. Not only has it allowed me to grow more confident in my writing, but the friendships I’ve made through it are invaluable – they’re some of my favourite people!

What is your favorite and least favorite parts about university?

My favourite part about university would have to be how small mine is. I got to a university college, which is basically a school within a school, and instead of having massive class sizes, mine range from about 20 to 35, at the most. Not only does it mean my professors are able to learn everyone’s names, but it also means I’m able to get one-on-one help you wouldn’t necessarily get in classes with around 50 to 100 students. My least favourite part would have to be school itself, if I’m being honest. I LOVE learning, but I’ve been doing my undergrad since 2012. So I’m feeling burnt out.

What have been some of your favorite gigs?

Damn, why do you have to make me choose? If I had to narrow down, I’d say my favourite gig would have to be Enter Shikari’s Mindsweep Tour 2016. I’d never been to a Shikari show before and I was blown away at how great the guys are live! Also, helps that Hands like Houses were one of the tour’s openers – they’re one of my all-time faves. Apart from that, I’d have to say Warped Tour 2014. I’ve attended Warped five times and the 2014 tour was by far the best. I got to see two of my favourite bands (The Ready Set and We Are The In Crowd) and it was pretty much the only year I didn’t get rained on.

Where else can we find you?

Twitter || Bloglovin’ || Journo Portfolio

Photo by Arnel Hasanovic.