Authenticity

I have recently spent some time reflecting on the term ‘authentic’ and what it means to me. Authentic referring to, for the purpose of this post, its human sense, meaning ‘true to one’s own personality, spirit or character’ . As a blogger, this is one of the things I value most highly when it comes to…

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‘By the Time I’m 21’…revisiting last year’s goals

If I told you that hearing my Spanish flatmate shout ‘GOALLLLLL’ at the tv during the Barcelona vs Liverpool match is what reminded me to do this post then you probably wouldn’t believe me…and you’d be right not to because it’s not true. Still, it’s a nice little thought isn’t it. What really reminded me…

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Beating the January blues

I must admit that I have been very lucky this January, spending a lot of time at home with my family and friends, eating all my mum’s great food, and in general having very few responsibilities. I don’t really have much to complain about. But in having such a wonderful January so far, I somehow…

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Staying motivated

There’s something about winter that evokes an infectious laziness amongst us. With fewer daylight hours, the need for multiple cosy layers and the indulgence in a whole lot of comfort food, it’s so easy to get lost in a void of procrastination at this time of year. Believe me, I’m currently experiencing it. I have…

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The Truth About University

And so we have descended gloriously into September. The month that notoriously provides both life changes and new beginnings for the younger generation! I felt a warm nostalgia this results day, browsing online to see that that once again hundreds of students had secured a place at their dream universities, and the occasion prompted me…

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Forgive and Forget?

I have recently spent some time reflecting upon the age-old expression ‘forgive and forget’ and contemplating its reality. Of course, in an ideal world, one could easily master the art of forgiveness. However, likewise, in an ideal world, that forgiveness would not be necessary. To forgive and forget is to achieve personal tranquility, but is…

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