30 Things To Know Before You’re 30

30 Things To Know Before You’re 30

My 30th birthday has finally happened… I’ve finally joined the club, and it welcomed me with a bit of a rocky start in all honesty. My boyfriend tested positive for covid 3 days after, and 2 family members were in hospital within 2 weeks of it… they are all okay (we should be thanking our lucky stars for the NHS and modern day medicine every damn day), but it was not the best start to my 30s. So, I’ve done a fair bit of reflecting lately and I thought I’d share 30 important things that I’ve learnt in my 30 years on this planet so far…

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Grief & Me: Part 1

Grief & Me: Part 1

I’m sitting here writing this blog post after having felt a sudden wave of emotion this morning. A wave that hit me like a ton of bricks, completely unexpectedly. Today marks my Mum‘s birthday. She would have been 62 today, and it’s been 12 and a half years since she passed away, so you’d think it’d be a lot easier now. Well, some things get easier as time goes on, but of course there’s also a lot that never really leaves you. 

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Let’s Talk About Grief

Let’s Talk About Grief

Grief: something that’s rarely spoken about, but that is a certain part of life we all endure at some point. Coming in various forms, whether it be for a finished relationship, could even be the loss of a job you’ve invested so much into, a lost or broken down friendship, or a loss of a loved one (including animals). A process that’s hard to describe as it’ll be different for everyone, and something that rarely leaves you completely. Maybe that’s the wrong thing to say, and I know it won’t make you feel any better, but actually it’s the truth. There will always be reminders that may pass by as quickly as they came to mind, or that may hit you like a ton of bricks you weren’t expecting. However, it does get easier as time goes on. It’s a hard process to stomach and the time it takes to ease varies for everyone. I’m going to talk about it with respect to losing a loved one here, as I believe this is what is talked about the least, and is oh so more relatable with everything that has happened this year (unfortunately.)

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