My Christmas in a nutshell

Hello Everyone, this is my Christmas week in a nutshell.

Christmas Tree, Christmas, Festive

How has your week been?

Mine has been quite relaxed if I’m being honest with you. I’m currently not at uni until January the 15th and have been enjoying a break over the Christmas period. What have I been up to? In a nutshell, I’ve been procrastinating and doing literally anything that doesn’t involve doing coursework.

Honestly it’s such a bad habit to fall into.

I have completed two out of the 5 coursework pieces I’m expected to have completed over the Christmas period. The other 3 deadlines are approaching way quicker than I’d imagined. Well, I guess I could blame my appalling sleep schedule! I’ve put it off for way too long already!

Fingers crossed,

I’ll complete two of the coursework pieces this week coming and finish the final piece the following week before I get back to uni. Anyway… How has your Christmas break been? Have you been spending time with family, friends and dreadful Christmas cracker ‘jokes’? Whatever you’ve been doing,  I hope you’ve had a great Christmas!

Christmas Cracker

I’ve decided to start being active on this blog.

Unfortunately, as much as I love Video-blogging (vlogging), I’ve got fingers in way too many pies at the moment!

I’m currently in my second year at university

With the ambition to pursue a career in teaching. I

I’m researching the various paths towards teaching.

Occasionally I’m also streaming over on twitch (link will be below),

Meanwhile, I’m also recording gaming videos for YouTube,

I’m trying to catch up with an overwhelming of books I’ve yet to read,

Whilst trying to maintain relationships with friends and family…

…And I’m procrastinating way too often!

I’ll be recording ‘vlogs’ as and when I can

As, they’ll be nice to accompany various blog posts in the future in topics that require further discussion than a single blog post.

Snowman with lights

Before I sign off, may I ask what sort of content you’d like me to talk about in upcoming posts? It can be literally anything. For example, a friend has suggested discussing my ‘student life’.

I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas break, feel free to add to the discussion on this blog post as I’m going to be regularly active on here now as it’s much easier to fit around my daily routine. If you’re new here then feel free to subscribe to the blog and / or bookmark the blog – There’s no obligation so feel free not to!

XMAS lights

Also, sharing my blog would help me out a lot as I’d love nothing more than to connect with others online.

Wishing you all the very best,


Recommended blog post:Life behind a Lens

Sobriety Appreciation

Hello fellow people of the internet, today I’ve uploaded a video talking about appreciating sobriety.

Now I’m not a heavy drinker and unlike most students prefer to have a drink or two at home or down the pub rather than attending flat parties or going clubbing at UEA’s LCR. Unfortunately, this means that I end up turning down invitations from friends and if you’re reading this, I appreciate the invitations but it’s just not my cup of tea.

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve given myself a hangover and made myself ill (Shout out to Summer In The City 2016… And the hotel toilet cleaners – “Sorry”). I’m guilty of hypocrisy; I appreciate not drinking because I’ve had bad experiences with alcohol. It’s my fault because every now and then when in social occasions I will have a few more drinks than necessary. However, I’ll then connote alcohol with the consequences that follow if you don’t  manage your consumption, and that will put me off drinking for a few months.

This video will express my views on appreciating sobriety in further detail.

NEW VIDEO| Sobriety Appreciation

Click here for the video! <3

I’d like to know your experiences if you’ve woke up to regret substance abuse of any kind. I haven’t touched any form of drug (besides prescribed medicine) such as Tobacco or illegal substances. Some people would consider this boring; I consider it being sensible. If I know there are substances that can harm my health, why should I voluntarily consume the substance? That’s what gives me the motivation to turn down cigarettes from friends and family. I find that once people offer you anything once or twice, they appreciate and respect your decision.

Similarly, I wouldn’t ask them to change their views and values to accompany my beliefs and personal opinions on substance consumption of any kind. What others choose to do behind closed doors is their business. As long as people acknowledge the potential consequences, then it’s their decision to make. If someone consumes illegal substance and get caught by the police for example, that’s their consequence. Similarly, if someone ends up with health complications due to substance abuse, that’s their consequence.

The point of this post is to highlight that you can have a good time without drinking or consuming anything and it’s better to appreciate it at a younger age before it causes problems further down the line. Also, if you do consume any form of drug – Look at potential symptoms prior to making the decision to consume the substance (s).

Help and support links:

Symptoms and Signs of Drug Abuse



Life behind a Camera.

Hello everyone and welcome to my first post! Today I discuss vlogging and the benefits of sharing through a camera

I figured I’d keep this post short and sweet.

I like to capture the here and now and express myself in a creative manner. Creating blogs and putting them out to the world allows me to communicate and connect with so many amazing people.

YouTube has allowed me to appreciate the finer things in life a little bit more and grasp the concept of “here and now”.

You should live for today and not leave yourself trapped in the past. People change, the world changes and I change – It’s a fundamental truth.

Speaking to a camera may seem “weird” to the everyday person but there are also people that “get it”. YouTube has allowed me to meet similar people that enjoy the hobby.

It’s always good to feel inspired and that’s what every creator I watch does for me; they inspire.

I post my videos online with the hope of doing the same for someone else. It’s also an escape for me that allows me to be creative and it allows my voice to be heard.

Vlogging is more than a hobby for me now… It’s a lifestyle.

Stay true to yourself.

Remember that what others think shouldn’t influence you as a person and you’ll be much happier for it.

I’d like to take this moment away from to camera to thank you for joining me on this new adventure.

If you have time feel free to check out another of my blog posts here:

Take care,

Ryan Ellis.

“Vlogging is more than just a hobby for me now… It’s a lifestyle.”


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