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Why We Need To Stop Being Afraid To Fail

No one likes losing. Fact. I refuse to believe anyone enjoys hearing the word no when they put themselves out there! Many will have felt the sinking feeling of receiving a rejection email for a job or endured the breakdown of a relationship with the person you were once sure you would marry. Whatever it […]

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When in Doubt, Dance it out.

Sometimes, you just don’t feel okay. Theres no explanation for it, you’re just not quite yourself. Could be the impending second lockdown, could be the weather change or…it could be the pressures that come with trying to figure out what the hell you want to do with your life! This week I have felt just […]

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Let’s talk about: The Fear of Public Speaking

Sweaty palms, shaky hands, heart pounding, nausea. All side effects of social anxiety and, in my case, a fear of public speaking. I wouldn’t call myself an anxious person in my day to day life nor am I diagnosed with anxiety but ask me to speak to a group of people and watch me become […]

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TV Shows that Changed My Life

Something I haven’t really spoken about on here is my love for TV. It’s true, I am a TV junkie. Specifically, a good TV series drama that I can get thoroughly, emotionally invested in. It will have the following criteria: A long running romance arc (obviously) Some humorous moments Some (many) episodes that will make […]

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Why Comparision is the Thief of Joy

We’ve all seen the quotes, the posts on social media from influencers telling us to practice self-love, to not let the perception of others make you feel any less than and to focus on your own path. All of which is sound advice but in practice how many of us are truly able to do […]

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Toxic Friendships…and how to end them

Friendships make our world go round just a little bit easier. A tough breakup, fighting with your family, work woes…your friends can be what see you through. Friends dry your tears when you cry, hype you up when you’re losing self belief, pick you up when you (metaphorically) fall, laugh when you (literally) fall….Through the […]

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The Climb

Hey friends, hope you’re all well. Anybody else slowly melting from this crazy heatwave we’ve got going in the UK?! I have some life news this week – I’ve just started a new job! It’s a secondment within a similar department but it could be a great opportunity for now and the future. As a […]

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For The Love of Books

I love books, always have, always will. Romance, Mystery, Historical, Court Room Thriller…give me a good book and I’m happy. Oh, the joy I feel reading a good book – and if I’m on holiday laying by the pool it’s even better! Jaqueline Wilson saw me through my early years, followed by Louise Rennison (any […]

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30 Before 30!

The last nine years of my life are filled with many, many memories that I will look back on forever. Some good, some not so good, some plain tragic but all together they make up the decade of my life in which I consistently spent trying to “get my shit together”. I’m proud to report […]

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2020 Book Challenge (and book reviews!)

This Book Challenge starts with a little story. About 4 years ago I decided to look up the “Top Ten Books of All Time” and, to my shame, I hadn’t read any of them. So I decided to buy all ten and promised to read them next. However, they ended up on my ever growing […]

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Is Everyone Moving Forward Without Me?

I’m one of those people that gets excited by New Years. A fresh start, a do-over an opportunity to have “the best year yet”. But we’re fast approaching July and I have to say this is definitely not a good year. I mean obvious global pandemic aside that is… I’m a list girl, I live […]

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Are We All Lost Stars?

The best way that I can describe adulthood is to remember what it was like coming home from a night out, several vodkas in, trying to get to your bedroom in the pitch black without waking the house up. Adulthood is making decisions without full vision, taking a best guess and hoping for a positive […]

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What’s luck got to do with it?

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say we’ve all been there – feeling like you’re experiencing disappointment after disappointment. Having a run of bad luck, like the world isn’t on your side or you’re taking one step forward and, without fail, two steps back? I know I have. Truthfully that’s how […]

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Surviving Lockdown Alone

2020 will go down in history as the year that was dominated by a Global Pandemic. Lets not beat around the bush, Covid-19 (or otherwise known as Coronavirus) is horrendous. It is the worst National and Global health crisis of our generation and I can only pray it will stay that way. At time of […]

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The First One

Hi…Let me introduce myself. I’m Stacey, and today I turned 29. In my quest to make the last year of my twenties “count” I’ve decided to document the next year of my life. A few months ago I was having a conversation with a colleague about personality traits in comparison with star signs (no judgement […]

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