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My name is Victoria Affleck – unfortunately no relation to Ben – and welcome to my blog.
I created this blog in the latter stages of 2016, during the somewhat turbulent stages of my History and Politics undergraduate degree at Newcastle University. In short, writing was my therapy, as cliché as it sounds. Losing myself in writing and being creative helped me considerably. It helped me stay grounded and was a platform to document my thoughts and feelings about University life, which I quickly found out was not for me. As a result, I took the courageous decision to leave, to focus on myself and my mental well-being, as well as pursue a passion of mine: writing.
After leaving, I committed myself to working hard on my blog. Leaving Newcastle University wasn’t an opportunity for me to sit on my derriere and do nothing. I put my all into growing my blog and working on my writing style, which was incredibly important if I wanted to become a journalist/content writer.
This lead to a number of interviews for full-time jobs and internships, including working for a online magazine and luxury clothing brand, followed by my current job as a content writer and freelance journalist; a dream come true!
On a daily basis, I write content for a variety of brands, covering diverse sectors. Some of my work has been featured in: the London Evening Standard, The Telegraph (print edition), Computer Weekly, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Harpaars Bazaar, Esquire, The Sun, the Daily Express, the Daily Star, and numerous others.