It’s my first time..

I’ve never blogged before.

I’ve always thought about it, but there’s always been something holding me back.


Why is this? Because I care too much about what people think and not about what makes me feel good. I was always worried about what people, particularly people I knew, would say:

  1. “What the hell is she doing?”
  2. “Who does she think she is?”
  3. “What makes her think people care about her opinion?”

Always, until now. Now, I don’t feel fear of these questions because I have answers.

  1.  I’m writing a blog, because I enjoy writing and taking the odd artsy fartsy photo. I like sharing my opinion and my experiences. I believe that anything you’ve experienced, you can be almost guaranteed that someone else has been in the same or similar situation. Personally, I find that the most comforting feeling ever. Knowing I’m not alone, I’m not the first and I sure as hell won’t be the last. I hope to contribute to that through my blog and share the good times and the bad. Anyone who knows me well has heard me say “you can’t have the good photos without the bad” and really the same applies to experiences.
  2. I don’t think I’m anyone. I know who I am. My name is Alex, I’m a 23 year old science student, repeating my final year who’s pretty interested in getting on the blogging wagon.
  3. Nothing makes me think anyone cares about my opinion. It’s simply there if you’re interested. I enjoy helping and the best way I know how is by sharing my experience and hoping it comforts others by showing them their not alone.

As you can probably guess a big topic for me is mental health. I feel that, although there’s been progress, it’s still a huge taboo and that really needs to change. I also enjoy discussing cooking, fashion, photography, science… The list is practically endless. If you can think of it, I could probably talk about it!

Feel free to leave comments and suggestions on what you’d like to talk about. I love to hear others opinions as much as my own!

With that out of the way, I’m really looking forward to sinking my teeth into some hopefully more interesting, funny, exciting, close to home and thought-provoking posts.

Stick around to see what happens!

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Time to Make a Comeback

I love that feeling at the beginning of a semester where you feel you can take on the world. You have a plan and you’re going to stick to it. Never once have I followed that plan through to the end though and I feel the same has happened with this blog! I hate the idea of making excuses but man did I underestimate how difficult it was going to be to work with the study plan I had set myself, work part-time, have a social life and write this blog.

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A. A. Milne

“Promise me you’ll remember

you are braver than you believe,

stronger than you seem,

smarter than I think”

A. A. Milne

If You Got It Flaunt It

A few weeks back I spoke about my current and previous job(s), how difficult they were to find and how that although some of them were tough, unpleasant and soul breaking that there were skills and experience to be gained from each of them. One of the most difficult things about getting a job is having the right kind of CV. Now, I’m no guru when it comes to writing them but I am the guru’s daughter and here are some tips and tricks I picked up from the man himself and that I still use today.

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Graduation Day

Last Janurary I bought my graduation dress. I got it in the post-debs sale in Debenhams. I was and still am delighted with it and have shoes to match too. But it’s going to be another year before I get to present and combine it with a cap and gown. One of the more difficult years I’ve had so far has resulted in me repeating final year. There’s part of me that is delighted! Maybe relieved is a more appropriate description. The idea of leaving university made me panic, upset and a little nervous to be honest. Stepping into the real world? I definitely wasn’t ready for that, but repeating?

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Electric Feel

Everyone has their own “things”. Things they like to do such as reading, singing, blogging.. Even festivals like Oxygen, Body & Soul and Electric Picnic. I’m no different you see but going to festivals was something I never took an interest in. Through out my life I’ve found myself suffering from very bad spells of social anxiety. I’ve gone from loving surrounding myself with people to hating it. I’ve thrived in groups and had almost complete break-downs and panic attacks when surrounded by those I’m unfamiliar with. It can be terrifying and utterly unpredictable but I manage! I’m more of a face your fears kind of gal so when I won two Electric Picnic tickets in work it was no exception.

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Blown Away by Alison McGovern

As I’ve said before I work in McDonald’s and it’s a regular occurrence that staff members get transferred between stores. So when Alison McGovern walked through the doors it was nothing unusual to me. Little did I know who had walked into my life.

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Working Nine to Five.. I Wish

Getting a job was one of the most difficult tasks of my life.. So far. I am only twenty-three after all. “You need experience, to get experience” is a complete understatement. Fortunately, my father is an absolute expert when it comes to writing a curriculum vitae because he’s read so many that he knows exactly what employers are looking for! So with a bit of help from Daddy (another understatement) and a few others and my obsessive compulsive disorder, I managed to pull together a CV that has gotten me where I am today.

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Nelson Mandela

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,

but the triumph over it.

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,

but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela

Sir Winston Churchill

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak..

.. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen”

Sir Winston Churchill

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