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 event

24th March 2020

As you can tell from the name of this blog, I’m very aware that life is full of one unexpected event after another, taking you to new places. 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 […]

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truth about my life, I'm depressed

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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I'm so glad it's friday

I’m so glad it’s the weekend

31st January 2020

So this isn’t my usual Friday feeling, but I’m so glad it’s the weekend. 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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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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why I'm running for sue ryder

Why I’m running for Sue Ryder

4th October 2019

In just over a week’s time I will be running my first half marathon, the Perkins Great Eastern Run in memory of my Dad for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. I briefly spoke on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about why I’m running the half with two other fantastic runners doing the Great Eastern this year. With […]

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Why I’m running a half marathon

10th June 2019

I thought I’d explain why I’m running a half marathon as if you know me you’ll know that I was not a born runner. In fact I have never been that much of a runner. I was the girl who got out of cross country at school as I’d prefer to make the teachers a […]

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Dear Mind

16th May 2019

Trigger Publishing asked if I wanted to get involved with their Dear Mind campaign for Mental Health Awareness week. Dear Mind, You are my worst critic. You are my meanest friend. Why do you become clouded so often? Why do you trick me into believing that I am alone? Fat? Worthless? Stupid? I try to […]

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