Instagram is driving me a bit crazy lately. Some days I'm glued to my phone screen blissfully catching up with what friends all over the world, and other days I feel like throwing said phone out of the window in frustration.
I've been swimming since before I could walk. In fact, pretty much since before I could do anything else - Mum and Dad took me to baby swimming sessions as soon as I was allowed in the water. I don't actually remember learning to swim at all, until I was a little bit older and going to lessons on a Saturday morning to improve my stroke technique, and work through the ASA Rainbow Distance Awards and Personal Survival skills levels. I'm sure I must have all the patches and certificates in a box somewhere.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the Mental Health Foundation is leading the campaign with the message of cultivating good mental health, developing resilience, and learning to thrive rather than just survive.
On the last Saturday of January I hopped on the train to Birmingham for the day to meet some friends.
Nothing hugely ground-breaking about that you might think. Well, for me it was huge. For a start, out of the group of seven of us, I’d only ever met one of them in person before. Yes, that’s right, I said they were friends, but I’ve never met them. Huh?!
Thank you to everyone who read my previous post about my word for the year, and to those of you who shared your own guiding words and what you hope to get out of this year. I thought today I'd give you a quick progress report, because there are several plans that are already in motion, and I'm excited to experience where Brave is leading me so far...
If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll be aware that this year has seen a lot of changes for me on many different levels. It’s been a year of working to get clearer on my path in life, working towards honouring my own needs over others’ expectations, and working on expressing myself creatively...