My Childhood God Complex VS My Adult Imposter Syndrome

I am forever telling you all about my childhood and how great it was. I was a lucky girl with a steady family and a pleasant upbringing, being able to achieve anything I wanted and always top-of-the-class.  This is something I really value now I’m old enough to appreciate it, and I know that I am one of the minority who had this.

My abilities and idyllic surroundings brought forward feelings in me that I was in some way… Exceptional. I thought that everyone was placed there for my benefit; like everything was created to please, or anger, or confuse me. I am not sure how common it is, but when I was a kid I thought the world was made for me alone. It was a “God Complex” – a feeling that I had unlimited personal potential and control.  Think a Hermione Granger in the Philosopher’s Stone mentality… (But don’t worry, it doesn’t last.)

The importance of R’n’R Part 2: Laughter and Pamper Sessions

This week I have focused on why it’s so important to get some R’n’R. Following my mini-break in Switzerland, my friend, Emily and I went to an event hosted by Alex Silver PR at Cafe de Paris in London! I’ve been a Coventry blogger for over a year now so it’s about time I branched out into new experiences!

I must say, it was absolutely spectacular. The venue was gorgeous and decadent and the businesses there were fantastic. I’d never been to such a big PR event before so I didn’t quite know what to expect but…

Major Adulting: Experiencing some technical difficulties…Please stand by.

Okay firstly, I’m coming up to a year of blogging and I can’t believe it. It’s been such a brilliant year for me and I have done more awesome things as a result. That kinda changed recently when I hit some kind of mental wall. Since that week, I’ve struggled to think. I’ve also cut myself off from the interesting things I do.

I am usually so driven. Anyone who knows me can tell I’m never happy unless I am productive and busy. So when I hit a bump in the road like this, it really knocks me about. So this week I’ll just be a little more honest; with myself, and with you…

Vegan Month Vegan Life Magazine

How to go Vegan in 5 Easy Steps: Starting with a Vegan Month

Let me set the scene. I am a 20-something who hasn’t been able to hold down a vegetarian diet for more than a week in her whole life. I decided as part of my 30 Goals before I turn 30 that I would try out a vegan month.

Many people wondered why, and I honestly wasn’t sure… I guess I am so set in my ways that I hoped it would make me less scared of trying new things, and also prove to myself that I have willpower!

Preparing…

Here are a few tips on how to prepare for a Vegan month!

Major Adulting: Being a Bridesmaid

For some time now, I had been looking forward to being a bridesmaid for one of my best friends. We first got asked over a year ago, and since then the excitement has been growing towards her special day. With the hen do weekend over, we knew it was almost here! The wedding was to be held at the beautiful Saxon Mill, and we were all buzzing!

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Major Adulting: 30 Goals to achieve before I turn 30!

I decided as it’s my birthday, I should work out 30 goals to complete before I turn 30! It’s not actually that long before I turn 30 so this is going to be far from a bucket list for me – it will be more achievable things!

I have 2 years to complete this list and so there’s not likely to be any sky-diving or travelling around Africa on this list… So here goes!

Ship Amsterdam 30 goals

Travelling

1. Go to Iceland (and hopefully see the Northern Lights!)

2. Visit Disneyland

3. Eat at a Michelin star restaurant

4. Go on a road trip somewhere new (where I am the driver) DONE

5. Visit a waxwork museum

6. Go camping in the middle of nowhere and watch the sunset and sunrise

World Map NEMO Science Museum Rotating Puzzle

Personal Development

7. Do a research project to find out about 30 cultures and countries I know nothing about

8. Meet someone I really admire in person – DONE

9. Be a bridesmaid – DONE

10. Try to get some zen trying out some mindfulness hobbies

11. Make a physical photo album of the best parts of my life all in one place!

12. Gain as much astronomical info as possible from stargazing

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Capturing the Creative Spark

13. Photograph animals in the wild

14. Attend a class to learn a new skill

15. Attend a book/writing club regularly for at least 6 months – DONE

16. Complete 2 years of blogging! DONE

17. Complete an art project (similar to those I did at A-Level)

18. Go to see a play at the RSC and review it – DONE

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Challenging Myself

19. Go vegan for 1 month! – DONE!

20. Sell something I have created myself

21. Take steps to get over one of my (many) irrational fears – DONE

22. Spend a month as tech-free as possible (work time unavoidable!)

23. Volunteer somewhere for at least 30 days

24. Complete a huge jigsaw puzzle – DONE

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Just for Fun!

25. Try at least 30 new foods (including some scary ones!) DONE

26. Make a terrarium  DONE

27. See a play in London and stay overnight DONE

28. Throw a Harry Potter themed party – DONE

29. Attend a festival (music, food or otherwise) – I’ve not done this for too long!

30. See in my 30th birthday in style!

So these are my 30 Goals!

I think these are do-able. They will make me push myself more but I don’t think they’ll stress me out too much trying to complete them!

What do you think? Can you recommend any ways to help me make sure I do this right?

Ready, set, GO!

Amy