How to be kind to yourself in January

First post of 2019 alert! The back end of 2018 was a quiet time for The Positiff Blog. But with good reason. Studying, a busy schedule and some little dark period of anxieties, illness and not much motivation meant that writing wasn’t on my mind. You have to want to do something to do it properly right?

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Solo travel: empowering not dangerous

The news of backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand broke my heart. I got really upset about it and how her family have lost their daughter, how she won’t be able to return home to them and share all her stories of her travels. Her amazing adventure was cut short by a sick individual who thought he had the right to end her life. Her solo travels ended by a tragedy. Continue reading

You don’t have to post it to prove it

Never has the phrase ‘Doing it for the gram’ been more real. In a world where we now rely on social media to check up on what others are doing, find out where the celebs are and get inspiration for decor, recipes and outfits, it’s no surprise we feel pressured to prove that we’re achieving things too; living our best lives and generally looking for validation of our choices.  Continue reading

A quick guide to Copenhagen

Another city break done with my two girls Lucy and Karolina and this one didn’t disappoint. There’s nothing like a change of scenery to lighten my mood and feed my need for travel and adventure. Continue reading

Blogging for the right reasons

Over a month has passed since my last post, and with good reason. Sometimes, there is a lot going on in your life and you simply have to prioritise things and relieve the pressure you’re putting on yourself to get everything done and be super successful. So lately, I have prioritised my study sessions, heading out for walks with my tunes in and doing things that have helped me stay calm and not lose the plot (reading a good book and watching Love Island to name a couple – no judgements here!). Continue reading

Travel vs. Career – do you have to choose?

This is a question I ask myself a hell of a lot. Do I try and excel in my career, climb that ladder and earn enough to lead as comfortable life as I can? Or pack my bags, book that ticket so I can explore the world some more before I feel the tick tock of my body telling me to settle down and act on my maternal instincts? I bet it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves plenty of times. Do I really need my job? Should I just quit and leave this all behind? What is it that I actually want from my twenties/thirties/and so on?
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A weekend in Burnham on Sea, Somerset

If you’ve read any of my past travel posts by now, you’ll know I LOVE a girly holiday. When we knew our lovely Emma was returning for a few weeks from New Zealand, we arranged a cheapy weekend away in sunny Somerset. We chose a caravan holiday because a) they’re so fun! and b) I get a discount through work for our great Haven sites all around the country.  Continue reading