The annual fast. — gibberish

I’ve said a lot about resigning and focusing on doing what makes me happy and that I’ve been studying. But I think I’m yet to actually go into what I am actually going to do. As of next Friday, I will no longer be in a full time job. I’ll be doing a full time…

Putting the blinkers on to people’s negativity 

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to prioritise myself. Something I never do, but something that was so essential. I resigned from my job in November with no real next step planned and lots of ideas. Now, nearly three months on, I have many next steps and many more ideas. I’m relatively unprepared for what’s about…

Take a risk and toot your horn about it

I don’t know about anyone else, but my best writing seems to come in periods of extreme change, stress and contemplation. At times where I have so many thoughts and it is the only way to get them out of my head – to put them on paper/laptop screen and the internet. This may not…

Taking positivity into 2020

Generally the end of the year marks a period of reflection. What did I set out to do this year? Have I done it? Have I done more, less, as I expected? Who did I meet? Who have I not spoken to for a while? What will next year bring? If I could do it…

Home for Christmas

No matter how much you like your family, Christmas, gift buying and giving, eating – Christmas can be a pretty anxiety inducing time of year for even the calmest of people. And I certainly am not the calmest of people.  December is a month of the year where you can be in full swing, doing…

Worth taking a leap

Every now and again you realise how far you have come, how many moments of progress you have over the weeks, months and years that seem insignificant but when you look back they all add up to be something quite remarkable. Tonight I went for dinner with a friend, someone I haven’t known for very…

Competition and being competitive

It’s not always a good thing. My family are all pretty competitive. Sometimes playfully, sometimes seriously. Sometimes it starts playfully and we get carried away and then someone ends up in tears (sorry mum). With a sociable twin brother and sister who were pretty good at sport, had each other to make it easy to…

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had…

Lent: Running for water.

Today marks the start of Lent..   40 days and nights where Catholics reflect and prepare for Easter. Typically making a sacrifice during that period to replicate Jesus’ sacrifice in the desert. 40 days without food or water.   Most of the time we give up sweets, chocolate, alcohol, meat.   Arguably, the things people…

Gratitude. Often overlooked in the madness of everyday life.

This week I travelled to East Africa with a supporter to visit three projects over two days. A lot of work for a few days of travel. But an incredibly valuable experience for everyone involved. Especially for me. All three had an element of water and agriculture involved. Two linked up closely with already established…