Some time ago, I wrote about why keeping a journal is a good idea. Like many others, I have a tendency to focus my attention on the negatives of life. In an attempt to shine light on the positives, I have decided to try an alternative (or additional) approach to journaling. I have since started … Continue reading An Alternative Approach to Journaling
Having adapted my diet and lifestyle to become vegetarian for a little over a year, I would like to share with you some of the frequently asked questions regarding my food intake. Before deciding on becoming vegetarian, I knew little about the meat industry, and whilst I won't be graphic in this post, I hope … Continue reading Questions you should stop asking Vegetarians
I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger... Here are a few observations from my short time on this planet. This is some advice that I believe would have been useful for when I was younger, but it is also advice that still maintains relevance today. Like my other blog posts, … Continue reading Advice for my Younger Self
During my time growing up and venturing through the education system, teaching was one profession I never ever thought I would possibly consider, let alone take up. Now, at 21 years old, I am nearly halfway through studying towards my teaching qualification, and I don't regret it one bit. I was the quiet one at school - … Continue reading Me? A Teacher?
It's a new year and a time to wave goodbye to 2015. Over the next few days we will inevitably reflect on the year that has passed and come up with a new years resolution for 2016 - something to change in order to improve ourselves or our lives. I've always had an issue … Continue reading My Problem with New Years Resolutions
We've all seen it: over the past few months, social media has been swamped with pictures of 'colouring-in' for adults. But why? I must admit, there has been a substantial lack of posts on this blog recently, and I have had every intention on writing about the pros of adult colouring books - yet, each … Continue reading The Colouring Craze and How it Can Help You
Since 2003, British Sign Language has been an officially recognised language in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 70,000 people choosing BSL as their preferred first-choice language. Aside from a one-hour lesson and talk at my secondary school given by a local man who had been partially deaf his whole life, I've had little experience … Continue reading Should Sign Language be Taught in Schools?
Earlier this week I made a choice that I later decided was the wrong thing to do. It was such a minor thing, but at the time I felt seriously trapped in the cycle of beating myself up - thinking about what I should have done. To break the cycle, I wrote a list of questions … Continue reading Beating Yourself Up? It’s Time to Answer These Questions
It's A level results day, and whilst I was feeling nostalgic taking a look at the topic trending on Twitter, I came across a number of individuals who had chosen to mock those who had decided to take the more vocational and coursework-based route of BTEC. Having studied both an extended BTEC Diploma in Creative … Continue reading Why BTEC-Shamers Should be Ashamed of Themselves
As every stage of life comes to a close, there is always an uncertainty that presents itself with friendship. For me, the first sign of this was when I was eleven years old and about to move to my secondary school - leaving my best friend behind and moving to a much bigger institution with a lot … Continue reading Maintaining Friendships in Post-University Life