Pause.

100% coincidental that the blog subject is 'pause' and it comes after a 7 week hiatus from writing. Things have been busy since we welcomed more children back to school. I've tried to get ahead of myself and plan as much as possible early so that I can be present for the children and not…

#DailyWritingChallenge – Day 19 – Inclusion

I've been away from my blog for a couple of days, I'm afraid to say that I just haven't felt like writing! I hate that feeling because I feel like I'm betraying my love of reading and writing. This topic in particular confounded me last week and sort of brought about my writer's block. I'm…

#DailyWritingChallenge – Day 17 – Wisdom

W - Words. One of the many ways that we communicate and which have the power to do so much. I - I think, therefore I am. Does this mean that by merely considering the wisdom of years gone by that I embody it? S - Stoicism has guided me so much through these dark…

#DailyWritingChallenge – Day 16 – Perseverance

Perseverance is a key quality of a growth mindset. Perseverance is the acceptance that you will likely fail many times before you succeed, but you must experience the failures before you reap the successes. Credit: https://discoveryourprint.co.uk/2016/08/10/just-keep-swimming-how-to-swim-with-the-current-of-change/ I probably channel Dory in my daily life more than I'd like to admit as a 30-year-old, but she…

#DailyWritingChallenge – Day 14 – Creativity

I have a love/hate relationship with creativity. I always considered myself creative, so did others. People would say I'm creative in friendly family/friend chat. I sometimes do feel creative. When I make something for my classroom, when I create a display, when I improvise in some way. Then I look at literally anything else my…

#DailyWritingChallenge – Day 13 – Community

Community is... Checking on your neighbour to see if they need any shopping or medication. Sharing a knowing smile with your neighbour as you pass at a 2m distance. Taking to the doorstep at 8pm on Thursdays to applaud and cheer our amazing care network. Setting up new Whatsapp groups for various friendship groups you…

#DailyWritingChallenge – Day 12 – Rituals

Ritual - noun - a series of actions or type of behaviour regularly and invariably followed by someone. I think it's safe to say that over the last month or so, everyone has had their daily routines, habits and rituals interrupted, uprooted and altered. I think it's important to define the difference between the above…

#DailyWritingChallenge – Day 11 – Perspective

Problems only exist in the human mind. Our perspective of these so-called problems underpins every aspect of our life. I believe that for the last 5 or so years of my life that I've slowly morphed into a Stoic without actually realising it until recent months. I've lived by a mantra of 'if you can't…