March has definitely been the most hectic month of the year so far. I finished my fifth placement with a 2:1 after 5 weeks of intense studying and treating patients under the supervision of my clinical educator. It was honestly one of the best placements I have had so far and I feel so honoured to have had the opportunity to work with such an incredible and knowledgeable team. I started writing my dissertation at the end of last month and am currently sitting at just over 4000 words with under a week to go till my deadline. But despite all this, I have still managed to find time to listen to music and procrastinate by watching Netflix and YouTube and have therefore compiled a list of my favourites from the month of March.
I Wanna Know – NOTD ft Bea Miller
Pretty Pink – Cimorelli
Alone – Halsey ft Big Sean and Stefflon Don
Delicate – Taylor Swift
The Wave – R3HAB ft Lia Marie Johnson
Films & TV
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City. After her encounter with Kilgrave, Jones begins to put her life back together, taking on a new case that makes her reluctantly confront her past and who she really is.
I love the first season of Jessica Jones and so when I heard they had been renewed for a second season, I was over the moon. I adored the first season, mostly because it starred David Tennant, but also because the main character was a badass woman who does exactly what she wants, when she wants, and God help anyone who gets in her way. I am currently on the 10th episode of the second season and although I am still enjoying it, I definitely enjoyed the first season more. I would recommend watching for anyone who loves action TV shows and Marvel.
Alexa & Katie
High School is hard to all students, but it’s even more difficult for somebody who is dealing with personal challenges that most teens don’t. That is the case for freshman Alexa, who is undergoing cancer treatment while trying to adjust to high school. She maintains her outgoing personality and enthusiasm for life despite her health issues, thanks in part to loyal best friend Katie remaining by her side through it all. Whether they’re at school, home or the hospital, the girls are always by each other’s side through thick and thin.
I binge-watched Alexa & Katie over the space of three days. It reminded me of Girl Meets World in that it stars teenagers in High School but it covers topics that would not usually be covered by TV shows aimed at teenagers. I loved the dynamic between Alexa and Katie and only wish that I could be as strong as Katie if my best friend ever has cancer and as positive as Alexa if I ever has cancer.
Changing My Life in One Year – Dottie James
Dottie is determined to change her life in 365 days but putting 100% effort into everything she does and she is going to document it on a weekly basis via video.
How I Changed My Life in One Week – LukeIsNotSexy
Luke shares how he has changed his life by managing to increase his productivity by minimising procrastinating and overcoming lack of motivation.
The Law of Attraction and How to Manifest What You Want – Kalyn Nicholson
If you have ever seen one of Kalyn’s videos, you will know how motivated she is and how she inspires those around her and this video is no different. In this video, she shares all she has learnt about the Law of Attraction and how to apply it to your daily life.
Paper Dolls by Emma Chamberlain and Blythe Stone
Avery Lockhart and Olivia Holbrook are both good at everything they try. Avery is the star of the swim team and Olivia has captured every academic accolade that Huntington Prep has to offer. Yet, as two very different girls from two very different backgrounds their paths have never crossed. That changes when Olivia’s favourite teacher assigns her to interview Avery for the yearbook. One simple meeting alters their potential paths, setting into motion a string of events that will make them realise that there’s more to life than playing the roles that have been picked out for them.
I am currently reading the third book in the Paper Dolls series. I adored the first book in the series – I thought it was well-written and the characters felt realistic. The storyline definitely felt intense at times but I felt this only reflected the reality of real life. I was disappointed by the second book in the series – I felt like the authors focused more on sex than an actual storyline and the long monologues, both internal and external, bored me. Hopefully the third book will be more similar to the first book than the second.
What have you been enjoying this month?