My 5 tips to get into swimming

My 5 tips to get into swimming

If you follow me via Instagram, you will know I love swimming.  I am constantly posting updates on my Stories regarding my swim day streak, how many meters I managed to plough through before slogging it at the library, and how bloody good I feel after a training session.  I was made for the pool and would [...]

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Seeking validation in boys due to trauma

Seeking validation in boys due to trauma

Usually, situations and fleeting moments of pain you experience while in your younger years can physically and emotionally scar you.  I know enough about our lad, Sigmund Freud, to understand that childhood trauma manifests in your unconscious and that there can be a big metaphorical iceberg of pain floating around in your brain.  But, as [...]

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

This summer, (unbeknownst to myself until extremely recently) I have managed to dramatically improve my relationship with my body as well as enhance both my general physical and mental health. I have finally discovered a *real* hobby which is charming, I have a passion for and yet have no intention of making my career (here [...]

21 Things I Like

21 Things I Like

1 - Dipping bourbon biscuits into piping hot frothy coffee. 2 - The pensive moment of thought after reading the closing sentence of a novel. 3 - The first initial, exhilarating push-off from the pool’s edge. 4 - Out-of-the-blue text messages with no agenda other than to say hello. 5 - The opening guitar chords [...]