Hi! I’m Laura a twenty-two-year-old Grad Student from the East Coast of Canada. I started this blog about a year ago once I had finished my Undergrad in History before I moved to the United Kingdom to go to Grad school. I had always wanted to start a blog but I was never sure what I would do with it, all I knew was I wanted to document the incredible life I am lucky enough to live and write about my favourite things, which mainly include: fashion, travel, and history. I have always been a social media addict, so I was definitely up for the challenge of taking on a blog, even if it is much more time consuming then I ever would have guessed! The results are so rewarding, being able to allow so many people to keep up with my adventure through academia.
Being a history student is a lot more exciting than I think one would typically believe. Over the past five years since I started my History degree, I have lived in Canada, Sweden, Scotland and England, travelled through Europe, worked for the New Brunswick Museum (Canada’s oldest museum), been able to study and handle collections (as old as 400 AD), and had lecturers from professors and curators from all around the world!
Well to conclude, here I am a year later, sitting in a Cafe in Chelsea London, after getting off work at the Victoria & Albert Museum (still seems surreal) re-writing my initial “About” page that talked about how I was “about to embark on a new adventure in the United Kingdom” because it didn’t feel right to still have that as my introduction anymore, a lot has changed in twelve months. I have had a pretty incredible year since I initially created Laura Alyre.
I am looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for me, so I hope you continue to follow this adventure with me.