Some words to follow this letter to my teenage self, written in 2016.Continue reading
October has been a month of waiting and celebrating. It’s brought good news and small reminders of autumns gone by. I’m adjusting to the cold, slowly. As I anticipate upcoming changes, I’m getting lost in birthday books and looking further ahead. Here are some things I’ve recently enjoyed.
For sixteen days each year, my older sister and I are the same age. Today she turns twenty-five.
Family members often exclaim, ‘How did we get two girls so incredibly different?’
It’s easy to laugh about the broad categories we fall into.
October brought grey skies that turned pink at dinner time. Crunching leaves. Meals shared with family. It meant catching up with friends over mugs of tea after too many months, and smiling at thoughtful cards. Enjoying the scent of candles and the sweetness of the last bite of birthday cake. Anticipating what’s next.
Last June I moved back in with my Mum, Dad and our Labrador. I’d spent most of the previous four years away at university and working. Living at home has been good – sometimes great, occasionally frustrating. Here are a few things I’ve learned:
Spring is here, marking the last term of university for many. I can recall the uncertainty of this time during my undergraduate degree and perhaps you can too. Or, maybe you’re currently at that stage, wondering what happens once graduation day is over. Either way, I hope you find the following advice interesting and helpful. Read on for words of wisdom from people working in a range of roles and sectors. Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts with me for this post.