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Am I Waiting For a Sense of Satisfaction That Will Never Come?

Am I Waiting For a Sense of Satisfaction That Will Never Come?

^ The lake I live by in Hanoi I know it’s a cliche, but I did think I’d have everything in place by the time I hit 26. When I think about it, I don’t even know what ‘having everything in place’ looks like. I’m […]

Living Overseas With My Boyfriend

Living Overseas With My Boyfriend

I’ve touched on this subject in other posts (My 2017, Moving to Vietnam) but I thought it deserved a post of its own. When we lived in Sheffield, pretty much everybody who needed to be nearby was nearby. We lived on the same street as […]

My 2017

My 2017

^ Our leaving party in Sheffield. August 2017.  2017 was a year of huge change and personal growth. I don’t expect every year to be like this, so it’s definitely one to note. Here’s what I gained from the year: The courage to move away […]

Christmas in Vietnam

Christmas in Vietnam

I didn’t know what to expect from my first Christmas overseas. I’ve always spent it the way a lot of people do, at home with family, so I was worried that I would feel homesick. Christmas Eve felt unusual because I was at work during […]

Moving to Vietnam

Moving to Vietnam

I can only write this now that I have been living in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, for four months. If this had been written before I had left England, it would have been full of negativity regarding my prospects and the future I was […]

Leaving Teaching in the UK

Leaving Teaching in the UK

^ Teacher training is where I met my best friend ❤ In September 2013 I tentatively made my way to the fourth floor of the Education Building at the University of Sheffield. This was the first day of my PGCE, one which filled me with dread as […]

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice

Until recently, without it being particularly apparent or compromising, I didn’t have one. While those around me “dared” to speak, you know, shout about what they loved and generally have an opinion, I always felt like I wasn’t quite good enough for that. I’m not […]

2018: New Years Resolutions

2018: New Years Resolutions

I’m not really a fan of this term. It stinks of huge corporations preying on our insecurities to make money, something which I already struggle to ignore after almost a lifetime of conditioning. The reason I’ve decided to use it is because I think I […]