I have decided that this year I want to make it my aim to start believing in myself more. You may think this is an odd goal, but it definitely isn’t for me and it was surprisingly easy for me to think of as well. And for me, that is always a good sign because I hardly ever have strong gut feelings about things, but this year’s focus of self-belief was certainly one of those gut feelings.
Finishing the beginners yoga course.
Seeing Murder On The Orient Express at the cinema with my grandparents.
Watching bands live including Wolf Alice, Nothing But Theives, Scouting For Girls.
Celebrating my gran's 75th birthday with a tea party.
Having a Christmas meal with all the childminders.
Going to a Christmas Carol Service at our local Unitarian chapel.
Having two nights out with people who have come back from university.
Celebrating my 19th birthday.
Having Christmas at my Gran's with my Auntie's family.
Going for a holiday in Wales between Christmas and New year's.
Being at home with all my family for new year's.
This is a mini guide on how to make the most of each of your experiences in life. Whether they are big or small events, adventures or activities, I want to help you and whoever you experience these things with to get the most out of them and have the best possible time.
For too long in my childhood, I spent time arguing and dreading things I would do with my friends or family because I would build each experience up to be this thing that I really didn’t want to do and was determined that I would not enjoy it one bit. This attitude and mindset never meant that I didn’t do these things, it just meant that I would end up making a big fuss (with quite a few tears) and never enjoy what we did as much as I could have done.
I felt like I had been neglecting my blog recently but haven’t been very inspired to write an essay on anything in particular so I thought should share what I have been looking at quite a lot recently which is magazines. I keep looking up different magazines which I might be interested to read because I find it so difficult to find ones in the local corner shop that would really interest me.
Hopefully, there is something here that you might enjoy reading as well and recommend more magazines in the comments below for me to check out.
Last year, I became very aware of Remembrance Day, the poppies people were choosing to wear and specifically what each one represented. At this point, I decided to change the way I remembered wars on Armistice Day by wearing a white poppy because I had never worn either poppy before and now realised what they symbolised.
GOING to the cinema with my grandparents to see Victoria and Abdul.
GETTING my right helix pierced.
BEING sad that all of my friends have left for university at by the end of September.
GAINING a First Response qualification.
CELEBRATING my brother's 16th birthday.
GOING to the Big Gig for Girlguiding: Louisa Johnson, Jasmine Thompson, Etham, Ella Eyre, Pixie Lott, 5 After Midnight, Emma Blackery.
SEEING Nicky Abbott, Conrad Sounds, The Hoosiers, Real Friends, As It Is, Neck Deep, Louis Berry, Eliza and the Bear, Anteros, Clean Cut Kid, Stereo Honey, Marigolds, The Extons, The Night Cafe, Paris Youth Foundation, Island, Will Joseph Cook, The Islas, Dodie, Greta Isaac, Declan McKenna and Feet live.
MAKING a new friend that I've been to a couple of gigs with.
GETTING two trials shifts at a bar/restaurant and then staying on there.
STARTING a new yoga class with my mum.
VOLUNTEERING for Norwich Science Festival for 4 days over two weeks which was a really good experience.
MAKING the final stage of the recruitment process for a mental health volunteering position but not actually getting the position.
I have been to a Girlguiding Big Gig, two other gigs, a mini-festival called Cub Fest, an informal job interview, two trial shifts, a new yoga class, a Norwich Science Festival training and shift, plus all of my usual commitments. This has meant that I have ended up pretty exhausted when this moment I was able to stop and actually even think about this TinyLetter and my blog: that is how full-on this week has been.
This post is a collection of resources for having a sustainable menstrual cycle which has also been found to help alleviate other uncomfortable symptoms of your period. I hope you find an alternative to the regular pads and tampons in the world which are filling up our landfills and oceans and choose a new sustainable option.