The Art of Seeing

As someone who constantly rushes around, thinking of to-do lists, anxious about everything from global catastrophe to insignificant daily minutiae, I struggle to stop and engage with the moment. Swimming has helped, getting your head under water and having to focus on the breath otherwise you’ll drown is quite liberating for a serial over-thinker. But … More The Art of Seeing

My Only Regret

For 3 years now, I’ve been saying my one regret in life is trying rowing when I was at university. I fell in love with the sport, became super fit, and thrived on the competition that drove me to the gym or the water 6 days a week. My heartache comes from the fact that … More My Only Regret

Breaking the Hiatus

It would appear I’ve had a 6 week blogging hiatus. This has not necessarily been deliberate – just one of those things that happens when life gets exciting and busy. Looks like it’s time for a bit of a self-indulgent update! My 3 month job has been extended to 6 months, which fits in with … More Breaking the Hiatus

Take to the Water

It’s been a long and endless struggle, trying to find an aerobic exercise that I can do, enjoy, and doesn’t injure me. I’ve always had a problem with stitches when running, and have tried every trick in the book until I finally acceded that it just wasn’t for me. Rowing was a wonderful, exhilarating 6 … More Take to the Water

Seeking Something More

It’s coming up to a year since I graduated, and I’ve spent the past months – fortunately, and gratefully – working full-time. To walk into a salaried job straight out of university is surprising and overwhelming, particularly when you are not someone who enjoys change or meeting new people. The first ten months I was in the … More Seeking Something More