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Impossible is for the unwilling

Pay it forward

I was 15 years old when I volunteered for the first time, and truth be told I was only doing it because I had to. It was one of the criteria to get my bronze Duke of Edinburgh award… which I was only doing to add to my then empty CV. Though my motivations were […]

Regrets are better than what if

There is a quote by Stephen Fry that has stuck with me ever since I first heard it. He says that  “temperance is wickedness”. The full quote is a commentary on life and how we should live it. He essentially believes that it is a shame to not try every fruit that life has to […]

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

When I moved to Spain I set myself a goal to run a half-marathon in two hours. I wanted a challenge because I have never thought of myself as a runner; I could lift heavy things and play around on a pole but the thought of running for a long time had me winded. But, […]

Risky business

There’s a well-known scene from Friends when Rachel finally decides to get ‘the fear’ and quits her waitress job to pursue fashion. ‘The fear’, is a driving force to get your ass into gear and do what you set out to do. For Rachel, the lack of a job, and the security it provided would […]

Guilt-Free, Self-Care

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. You need to take time for yourself!  Do not be apologetic for needing to take a step back and reflect. Your well-being should not be sacrificed for the fulfilment of others.  And luckily, self-care can come in all shapes and sizes. It’s about putting yourself in […]

My Last 3 Months in Spain

I’m back again with another update of my life in Spain… I can’t believe it’s been six months already! Where has the time gone? I returned to Ponteareas on January 3rd because I wanted to experience Three Kings Day. Three Kings Day is like a second Christmas. There’s food, there’s gifts and there’s loads of […]

5 ways to become more organised

Organisation is fundamental in achieving our goals. I would even go as far to say that organisation is fundamental in all aspects of our lives, growing up I remember seeing this quote at school  If you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail It really stuck with me, because it was so true. If we […]

Asserting yourself

It’s no secret that many new graduates can find it difficult to assert themselves in the workplace. We don’t want to create waves or do anything that might potentially threaten our position in the company. But at the same time, we don’t want to be taken advantage of because that is a slippery slope that […]

Failure to launch

This one is for all my peers navigating life post-university. It can feel like everyone is going places and doing things, whilst you might still be applying for a dream job or figuring out what that dream job is. A while back, I wrote about the importance of timing and perseverance in achieving our goals […]

Unapologetically me

The worst thing you can do in life is to change yourself to make others happy. It can be difficult to keep up the act for a long time and can eventually take a toll on your own happiness because you are not being your authentic self. It is your life to live, not anyone […]

New year, same me

It’s that time of year again where you will undoubtedly see a tirade of posts proclaiming “new year, new me”. A New Year offers the opportunity for a fresh start; a chance to leave behind old habits and shake off the bad mojo that was hanging over your head. However, making a new years resolution […]

Three months later

Three months later, there have been ups and downs but I’m still standing. Let’s start from where we left off. I had decided to run a 10k in November, and almost immediately after I published that post I injured myself. After some rest and a few changes to my running style, I was back to […]

Invest in yourself

I find entrepreneurs inspiring. They bring ideas to life. They don’t always know if their idea will be successful. They can plan and research to the death, but it can fall through for a number of reasons. Despite this great uncertainty, they still pursue their ambitions and are fearlessly optimistic about the future. Entrepreneurship is […]

Timing is everything

When I did pole fitness, it was all about timing. Changing from one move to another would involve shifting a hand further down the pole, twisting your body to the right position and making sure your hand or leg didn’t get caught in the process. Everything had to be in sync, because one wrong move […]

A new story waiting to be written

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius The way we perceive the world can affect how we experience it. Don’t fall into the trap of always seeing things as black and white. There are always some grey areas.  Perception is how we […]

Who you gonna call?

I could have ended up very differently to who I am today. Like many, I have stared adversity in the face and have managed to come out the other side relatively unscathed. And if you had asked me a year ago how I was able to overcome them, my answer would have been very simple. […]

A month in the Spanish countryside

About a month ago I made the move to Spain to improve my Spanish, before heading to South America for the summer. I’ll be perfectly candid, I was really frustrated for the first week I was there because I felt like I was still really struggling with understanding what was being said to me (I […]

A strange situation

Starting a job, a placement or an internship in a new environment where you don’t know anyone else can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I know those feelings all too well, you are not alone. This blog post is inspired by a question I was asked recently about any tips I had about integrating into […]

Be yourself, but braver

An inspiring woman once gave me the advice to “be yourself, but braver”. To me, that means staying true to your authentic self but also being willing to push yourself beyond your boundaries. Because sometimes the only person standing in your way of achieving something, is yourself. This past year I have been fundraising for […]

What’s luck got to do with it?

“I was just lucky” Does that sound familiar? I’m guilty of saying those exact same words too. When we are asked about our achievements, it can be all too easy to downplay the hard work and effort that went into achieving our goals. But remember – luck is a myth. Attributing our successes to an […]

Developing you

A while ago I attended a development programme aimed at female undergraduate students. The idea was to inspire, empower and create a development community amongst peers. I believe that there is always room for development, and you can never stop bettering yourself. Programmes like the one I attended are so important for personal growth as […]

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