Clown Faces and Chocolate Moulds

Last weekend, I was clearing out some old schoolwork and found some of the "creative" pieces of work that we'd done at school. I say "we" because both of my siblings went to the same school, and we all did the same projects, despite there being five years between us. In Design and Technology, it [...]

Future Plans

Making plans for the future is exciting. The process can be filled with hope, passion and energy but also fear. There needs to be tension between the two sides. If the emotional balance is out of sync, things can go wrong. Too much fear can freeze our decision-making. We’re filled with anxiety and worry. The [...]

Discerning Ideas

A little different blogpost today. A few questions that I've been reflecting on to help with discerning ideas: What's my vocation?What will bring me joy? What do I love doing?What will help me build financial stability to provide for myself (and my family?)What’s work? What’s just a hobby?What’s my Ikigai?What am I passionate about?What are the [...]

“The Most Relaxed I’ve Seen You All Year”

Last weekend, I felt very anxious and didn’t feel up to the long hike I had planned to go on with my girlfriend. The weather was beautiful, so instead, we decided to have a relaxing lunch outside in the sunshine. After this, I had a sudden urge to clean the windows and started on the [...]

Finding The Love Again

For regular readers of the blog, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with motivation and purpose with my university languages degree for a while. I’ve been a little out of my depth in my final year, without having had the chance to spend my expected six months working in Germany and three months in Peru [...]

What’s Your ‘Why’?

Sometimes we can lose our 'Why' for doing what we love. It can be difficult, especially when external circumstances affect it. I've experienced this myself over the last few months with the transition to online university. I've lost my love for languages, teaching and journalism because my university experience, course and Erasmus Year Abroad has [...]