Real Talk

How to find motivation when you have none

16th April 2020

There’s nothing more demotivating than staying indoors all day, having limited social interaction, limited sunlight and limited resources or opportunities to do exactly what it is you want to do. But, how do you find motivation? Waves of emotions pour over you; it could be boredom, sadness, happiness, fear, guilt, jealously. It’s only very very rarely […]

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How would you describe a hospice?

7th April 2020

Before I’d been to a hospice, I didn’t know what it was. It was like a hospital, but people didn’t get better and go home. I imagined that a hospice was clinical, cold and slightly terrifying, similar to the cat hospital in Doctor Who, where everything is bright white, sterilised and unnerving (minus the cat […]

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How to embrace an unexpected adventure

24th March 2020

As you can tell from the name of this blog, I’m very aware of the unexpected adventures life takes us on. Most of these unexpected twists and turns are unwelcome and present issues, as well, you didn’t see them coming. Some unexpected events, of course are good, wonderful even. Marriage, babas, doggos you know. At […]

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The truth? My depression is back

25th February 2020

Life is really shit sometimes. We all get that. Right now, I’m deciding whether I go for pancakes by myself (table for one!) before I go back to an evening at a house I’m in by myself with little motivation to bother to get up tomorrow. Life has thrown things at me once again and […]

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The dream team: Team Bacon

9th February 2020

One of the things I’m very grateful for is my family, better known as Team Bacon. In Addenbrooks hospital when my Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer, he said, “We’re Team Bacon, Team Bacon can get through anything.”  That pretty much sums up my Dad; a ridiculous sense of optimism in an annoying but charming […]

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I'm so glad it's friday

I’m so glad it’s Friday

31st January 2020

So this isn’t my usual Friday feeling, but I am so glad it’s Friday. I feel as though I could sleep for 12 hours right about now. I’m exhausted from my new job, new commute and meeting a whole bunch of new lovely people. It’s been great, but new things are tiring, as are earlier […]

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If only in my dreams…

19th November 2019

‘If only in my dreams’ is a beautiful and poignant lyric. There is nothing worse than empty chairs around the Christmas table; reminders of those you’ve loved and lost. It might be your first Christmas, your fifth, your twenty-fifth, without them. Flashed by in a sparkly tinsel blur. It’s our seventh Christmas this year without […]

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what happened to that run

Uh, what happened to that run?

19th October 2019

So what happened to that run I’ve been talking about? Well, last Sunday I was stood in the pouring rain in a metal pen waiting for my first half marathon to start. I’d had a pre-race snack, a pocket full of jelly babies and a brighter poncho than my future. Five minutes passed, ten minutes […]

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