Sunday, 23 April 2017


On Thursday, the day finally came around to leave France after spending a lovely 3 weeks with my boyfriend. It was so difficult, especially considering that I won't be able to see him again until July.

As you can probably imagine, it's always a really emotional time for me, but I always try to put a positive spin on things by giving myself new goals to work towards in the time that we're apart. For me, having something to work towards is a massive motivator and I find that without this, I feel very lost and almost as if I have no purpose.

On my flight home I was thinking of simple goals that I could set myself each week that would improve both my physical and mental health. Enter 123 Goals: I have no idea if this is already an existing thing, but if it is I haven't ever heard of anything like it before. It basically means that I'm going to set myself three different activities that I will do once, twice or three times a week. I'm hoping that this will be a manageable way for me to try new things without getting too overwhelmed.

Here are the three goals that I've set myself for each week...

Tuesday, 4 April 2017


Being in a long-distance relationship means that I consider myself to be a pretty well seasoned traveller now, but it doesn't mean that travelling is easy for me; in fact, it makes me anxious without fail every single time. I worry about it for days and days beforehand and I don't feel truly at ease until I've arrived at my destination. However, over time, I've learned a few different ways to try and decrease these feelings of dread and impending doom. Here are my top five tips for coping with your travel anxiety...