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Being you sounds so much better, but it’s hard…

Writing an e mail or jotting down the weekly shopping list. No problem! But writing something meaningful can be an absolute nightmare. It’s easy to go all formal when writing about something which can end up sounding really boring. In my earlier blog posts I used the word thus here and there. I mean, thus?! I would never use that word in an actual conversation. There’s a balance to writing content that’s easy to read without sounding like siri. I’ve been practicing and I found a couple of tips that really helped me out.

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I must stop wine-ing…

Last night I made a mushroom bourguignon, which according to Jamie Oliver’s recipe, requires half a bottle of red wine. I love a bit of vin rouge on a cold dark night so I happily sloshed that wine into the pan. I served the bourguignon with mashed potato and the whole thing tasted great. This morning I woke up with a hangover though so perhaps I should have left it until tonight! And before you ask I didn’t drink the other half bottle to myself ; )

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Blogging from bed needs to be done sometimes…

Roughly two years ago I started blogging and so much has happened in that time. It’s been a real period of growth where I’ve faced (and blogged about) certain issues such as confidence. I’ve learned a ton of skills from writing, photography, editing and even how not to look miserable in front of the camera. All in all it’s been a coming of age. I have more confidence in myself and a better idea about who I am as a person. With all these personal changes the stuff I use to blog has stayed pretty much the same.

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My friend called on Friday as I was wracking my brains for something to blog about. I was completely stuck and trying to think of something was beginning to annoy me (totally blaming it on the recent new moon of Scorpio). Anyway, when I picked up I could tell my friend was not right and I quickly asked what was going on. To cut a long story short she was overwhelmed with everything going on in her life and didn’t know what to do. As we chatted on the phone I tried to offer some tips and advice to help her stay centered whilst everything else swirls around like a tornado. Most of us experience some level of stress on a regular (if not daily) basis and after I hung up from my friend I considered my increasing writers block and put it down to the juggling act of managing tasks. The increasing demands of daily life aren’t going anywhere so testing out techniques to navigate the daily grind became the inspiration for today’s post. View Post