Life is a competition, but it’s not all about winning and losing

The older I get, the more I’m aware of life being a competition, which is ironic as it is a lot more subtle than it used to be. Back in primary school it was all about who got the highest percentage on an end of term test, or whose plant grew the most flowers. Now it is everything and anything, from friends and relationships to jobs and lifestyle. Social media most definitely doesn’t help – always encouraging you to have the most likes, friends or followers. Success has become a number, not a feeling.

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Colouring books and Mindfulness

For Christmas 2013 my boyfriend bought me a colouring book and a set of pens. I’d been looking for a colouring book for a while, having decided it might be a nice thing to do when I was feeling stressed, so it was a really thoughtful gift. However, everyone else (not that I particularly valued their opinion) though it was really weird. I wasn’t a child so why would I want a colouring book?

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Time to say goodbye…

I can see how this title might be misinterpreted, but don’t worry – I’ve only just started the blog, I’m not about to give it up now! Term is over, degrees are done, and in a very short space of time I have had a lot of goodbyes to make to people and places which have had a huge influence on my life over the past three years. The hardest goodbye, to my house, housemates, and the beautiful city of York is looming ever closer and however reluctant I am, it is something I will have to do.

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Hello and Welcome!

This is my first ever blog post, welcoming me to the ever expanding world of bloggers. For months now, I’ve been considering starting a blog. I even have a notebook where I have been writing down ideas for posts – but I never got round to it for a few very important reasons such as lack of time and confidence. However, I have now completed my degree and have much more time which I would like to spend writing.

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