Things ate kind of strange at the moment for all of us, no matter where in the world we might be. In the UK at least, we’ve been in lockdown for the past three weeks, with a further three week extension announced by the government earlier this week. For most, unless you fall into the… Read More Lockdown
Many of you will be aware that I returned to education back in September. Initially to retake my Maths & English GCSE’s but with a view to moving onto an Access to Higher Education course and then ultimately to study creative writing and publishing at university. In reality it’s a five year plan that, when… Read More Imaginative Writing
I think the biggest thing for me these days though is that I feel like I now have a purpose. A reason to get out of bed in the mornings if you like.… Read More 3 weeks in
“I want my family to be proud of me for something. Because up until now – in my opinion – I’ve just wasted the life that I’ve been given.”… Read More The end of an era
So despite my mind’s best efforts to try and sabotage any attempts I make to move on with my life, today I’ve actually managed to achieve a small victory against it. This morning I completed my college enrollment, and from 10th September I will once again become a student. Something I haven’t been since I… Read More Returning to education after twenty years.
I’ve spoken in past blogs about my desire to return to education and train to become a writer. It’s something that I’ve discovered I quite enjoy and, having had a few articles published, (See the HuffPost archive here for those.) I feel I’m quite good at. Now I’m not being complacent or cocky by saying… Read More Positivity outweighs negativity