Packing

So I have a grand total of 4 days between Morocco and leaving the country for 5 months. Probably should have left longer. I kinda just needed to sleep! Having packed up all the equipment before I had gone, there was only ‘last minute things’ to pack. Turns out there is a lot more than…

Giving up something you love

In the second week of my Kitesurf trip to Morrocco I had a bad day. This is what I wrote at the time; I think I’m about to give up kitesurfing and I dont know if its for the right reasons. I first picked up a kite at uni 8 years ago, but the instructors…

Misunderstood

This week I have been on a mental health first aid course. It was really interesting and while I had a reasonable understanding of the conditions before, I definitely know more about it now. Having suffered with anxiety and depression before, I can empathise completely with the helplessness a person feels when afflicted and it…

First Trip Down Swildon’s Hole

Over the course of the past year, I have slowly been persuaded into caving. It started with a small trip down Goatchurch cavern in the Mendips a few times and it actually got easier each time. I wasn’t convinced that I wasn’t claustrophobic, but having stuck myself down the smarty tube a couple of times…

The Power of Positive Thinking: 7 Steps to Happy

At a recent training day we had a session where we each gave certain people post it notes with feedback on. To my suprise I received multiple notes saying how inspired they were by my positivity. I was so honoured, and it got me thinking about what effect that has on me, others and how…