Day Eight – 30 Days of Headlines

Day eight of my 30 Day Challenge. When it rains, it pours, I swear! My sister and her baby are home (and well), I’ve gotten over another asthma attack, and I’m psyching myself up to get back on top of my writing before it becomes a ‘thing’ in my head. The best way to get over a roadblock is…go ahead and charge right through it! 🥊

 

 

Day One here

Day Seven here

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Day Five – 30 Day Challenge

Day Five of my 30 Day Challenge.
I’ve finished my TEFL course and am VERY happy I did it! Wonderful teacher, great group and learned a lot of very useful things. Made a few new friends too 😊 All in all a great week. #TEFL

 

Now we just have to wait for my sister’s baby to decide to be born and everything will be perfect.
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Doubt and Labels: What defines you?

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Trapped.

How many of us feel it? How many of us focus on anything but what is holding us in place? How many of us feel the grasping tendrils and thorns tearing at our ankles…then consciously decide to turn a blind eye because it’s easier to take the known pain than the unknown risk? We doubt our own desires.

The pain could stop if we moved. We could break through the tangle and trash if only we tried…

But then again it could get worse. Are we really willing to risk that the change we think we want is actually going to be better than what we have now? If we aren’t 100% certain then is it actually worth taking the risk? Where’s the guarantee? Is what we have right here and now really that bad?

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Organisation and Procrastination: A tale of 4’s.

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As I write this I am sat looking out of my front room window, watching men in hard hats stoically dig up the road by my house. They are laughing with each other, despite the heat of the day and they seem to genuinely be having a good time. There’s a forklift that has been used to demolish buildings, dig through concrete and is now clearing rubble to make way for whatever comes next in the history of this particular stretch of the British Isles.

A mother just steered her kids around one of the many pot-holes that have developed after the year long reconstruction of this area. I could hear their high pitched giggles and it made me smile.

Life is happening all around us, every day. People are born, they grow, they contribute their part to the society they live in and then they pass away; back into the circle of carbon and stars that we are all made of.

So why is it that some of us feel lost?

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Life is Short. Live it.

The last article I wrote was all about my goal of moving to Japan next year as an English Teacher or ALT (Assistant Language Teacher). I wrote about how that goal has given me the impetus to set more short term goals in order to improve myself and my life. It’s given me the kick up the ass that I needed to really focus on something.

What I didn’t really talk about is how that decision has impacted my partner.

During the two weeks following the article quite a few things have happened; but the main thing that I want to talk to you about is what took place between my partner and I. It wasn’t unexpected and happened pretty organically, but it nonetheless highlighted a few key differences in the way we think and how we handle the idea of change, challenge and goal setting.

I’m an Optimist. I always have been.

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