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My Experience As An Apprentice In 2018

January 21, 2018

When I was in school, all of my teachers bombarded me with information about university and which ones I should be applying to and why and what would make me happy and what I could do with my degree and all the rest of that spiel. There was article after article written by uni students telling me the reality of their situation; but uni just didn’t appeal to me. I knew I wanted to do an apprenticeship, but I didn’t…

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A Film To Tackle Mental Health

January 17, 2018

Mental health has been something that has been talked about a lot. I’ve talked about it on my blog countless times (see here, here, here and here), and I think a lot of the time I have kind of repeated myself, but this time; I have something for you to watch. In my area, there is a fantastic youth forum filled with young people and every year, the forum completes a project. The project this year was to create a film about mental…

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Starting and Stopping

January 14, 2018

I’m coming up on my fourth year of blogging. That’s really strange to me because this blog has been around since I finished my first year of GCSE’s and it’s grown with me. I see it in both the way I write and my content now compared to when I started and it shows me how much I’ve grown as a person. This started as I place to vent; an online journal. Now I talk about things I’ve experienced. Stuff…

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The Last 8 Months

November 3, 2017

I forgot how much I love reading. Back in February I went through my first ever break up, and it was one of the most emotionally draining things I think I’ve ever been through. I spent weeks bursting into tears at random points in the day and just willing myself to be asleep for as long as I could. Being awake hurt, and being unconscious meant not being awake, so that was better. I stopped eating and I just lost…

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I Took An Apprenticeship Instead of Uni. . . Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far

September 17, 2017

Many of my friends are currently packing up and moving away to different ares for the next 3 years of their lives. They’re moving to go to uni to study a course that they feel really passionate about, or because the idea of the uni life really appeals to them. I applied for uni, but I’m not packing my bag to move nor am I getting ready for the uni life. This time last year, I was writing my application…

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