As we head towards Christmas and New Year (at what appears to be an alarming pace), I feel like I should be reflecting on the year I’ve just had. My immediate response to people asking how my 2017 has been would be to tell them that actually, it’s been pretty crappy. I’ve been tested, challenged […]Read more "Things I have learned in 2017…"
Admitting you’re struggling is hard. It’s hard when people see you as a strong, sassy person who has come out the other side of the anxiety and the insomnia. Truth is, it comes in peaks and troughs. The peaks are the days or weeks that I feel happy and in control the majority of the […]Read more "Peaks and Troughs"
“Be like a pineapple, stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.” I literally love this quote. Recently, along with ‘New Rules’ by Dua Lipa, it’s been something to live by. I’ve got a little card that my mum sent me sat on my sideboard with that quote on it. To me, […]Read more "Be like a pineapple…"
Each and every time I see a picture of me going over a hurdle I cringe and have to physically stop my brain from going into absolute overdrive. I see photos of other athletes and I’m like wow they look muscular and lean and insane, then I see my own and see cellulite and rolls […]Read more "Hurdles and Self-Image"
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about how to be happy. First off, is it possible to create happiness? I’ve always been a firm believer in fate and that everything happens for a reason. Yet at the same time, surely if you want things in life you should work hard and put yourself […]Read more "How to be happy…"
Right now I’m sat in bed having the laziest of mornings watching the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Champs happening over in Bedford on Vinco. BUCS was always my favourite competition and one of the things I miss most about being a student. The last few years haven’t exactly panned out the way I wanted in […]Read more "Anxiety in Athletics"
This evening, I sat at a table in the most beautiful café -Sunflower&I in Cardiff Bay- smelling fresh flowers and talking to one of my newest and closest friends about life. Once we had covered the usual topics (boys, work and what we are planning on wearing to the match tomorrow), she turned to me […]Read more "The one where I was overwhelmed…"