Let me introduce myself. My name is Olivia and I am life-long worrier. I have an uncanny ability to make a mountain out of a molehill and catastrophise like there is no tomorrow. I don’t just like to worry about myself. I also like to worry about other people, for other people and on behalf of other people. It’s exhausting. Over the years I have had several therapists and counsellors to talk through my problems with. I have also taken medication from time to time under the ca
On the day that thousands of students across the country receive their A level results I thought I would write about my own poor experience of A levels and Sixth Form College, and how it has NOT negatively impacted my life since then. Before I get to my A levels I should confess that I loved school. I loved learning, I found it easy, most things came to me pretty easily and worst of all I didn't need to revise or put in any extra work to pass exams. I know, I was really, real
I hold my hands up. I have NEVER been a fan of exercise. I got away with it when I was younger as I didn't have a car and walked or cycled miles everyday. I would occasionally join a gym, go to some classes, or do a workout video but nothing ever stuck. One problem was that I wanted immediate results (not possible) and it was too much effort (there's always going to be effort involved). In 2017 I lost a lot of weight purely through diet. I did zero exercise. So I knew I didn'