Category Archives: Occassions

When everything feels awful, until running reminds you it isn’t: on conquering 10.5 miles Great North Run training…

I haven’t written, or even ran as much as I’d like recently. I don’t know why I thought I’d keep up with writing weekly running blog posts, on top of working full time, when for half of my job I’m … Continue reading

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Advice to my younger neurodivergent self following graduation

This week has been poignant in many ways, one of them being my little sister, who’s a decade younger than me, and many of her friends, acing their degrees. And in a pandemic of all times. She isn’t neurodivergent, but … Continue reading

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New Year. MY time.

Y’know what? And it’s taken me far too long to realise this, but I’m not a fan of New Year. The time we feel pressured to have a good time, to do something and be happy. It’s almost like it’s … Continue reading

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An open letter to anyone who’s ever got me…

We hear of the lack of support, discrimination in education and at work, misunderstandings, difficulties and trauma, and I have had my fair share of those. Apparently more than someone who’s just reached 30 should. But what about everyone who … Continue reading

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End of an era. New beginnings AND running…

I, as ever don’t do things by halves. Last weekend saw the end of something I’ve been leading for years, and the start of a new journey, something I thought I would never have in me, let alone earn a … Continue reading

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We are enough. Thoughts on not being quite there “yet”…

Today, after a lovely catch up with my local Mental Health Mates group, I wandered into town, and it was here, whilst walking through the Saturday afternoon crowds, when I  had a bit of a moment. To my right, there … Continue reading

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New year. January feels.

Recently I read this in The Pool, that really spoke to me and then I cried. I can imagine the issues raised will speak to many, a conversation we certainly need to have more of. I,  like many other people, have been … Continue reading

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Turning 30. That generic “How am I here already?!” post

I’m turning 30 in three days time, so I thought I’d write a slightly less conventional “turning 30” post because following any kind of convention is something I do badly. In some ways turning 30 can’t come soon enough, many … Continue reading

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On fitting in and moving on

My life has been full of asking myself “do I fit in here?” and not knowing quite how to answer. Sometimes I do, other times less so. School was full of realisations that I’d never be “popular”. Like most young … Continue reading

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“But it hasn’t happened to me yet. Will it ever?”

I have historically written an end of year review or roundup of some description, but this year for various complicated reasons, I didn’t feel up to writing one. For as long as I can handle, I’ve decided to have a … Continue reading

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