Whilst we’re still in the midst of seasonal festivities with Christmas only a few weeks away, I’ve seen a number of articles discussing the new year and plans for 2020. It’s funny isn’t it, that so many of us set our new year resolutions to begin in January. We may think about them in the...Read More
I remember writing a post last year just before I turned 29, all about the prospect of turning 30. It feels as though that year has gone terribly quickly and before I know it, I’ll soon be 30. It seems such a milestone, doesn’t it? The big 3.0. Growing up, it always seemed like such...Read More
In an unexpected – and wholly welcomed – visit from my best friend last week who returned on a surprise whim from Cambodia for Christmas, it got me thinking about my New Years’ resolution post from last week. Discussing the benefits of setting yourself more positive goals as opposed to the generic ones we see...Read More
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t. – Mary Schmich As children we spend our days in defiant battles, fighting off man-eating sharks...Read More
As we creep into February with the New Year now in full swing, I’ve been interested, not only in the progress of my own, but other people’s 2017 resolutions and whether they’ve been sticking to them as vehemently as they’d hoped. Amidst the healthy eating, drinking more water and daily yoga promises, every year I...Read More
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve set my alarm for a 6am gym session before giving myself a pre bedtime pep talk to follow through tomorrow. Yet without fail as the clock strikes six and the sound of my dreaded alarm screeches in my ear I roll over and turn it off, immediately drained...Read More
I found a letter from my fifteen year old self the other day when reading through my old notebooks. Letters you write to your future self are cute and funny when from a young child; you can smile and shake your head at how silly your younger self was, even the spelling mistakes can evoke...Read More
During our first meeting of 2016 I proposed to the team that this would be a year of consolidation. I promised not to come up with too many new ideas and I think I saw a few eyes flicker in disbelief. The Semple team had some great achievements in 2015. One example, our magazine Semple...Read More
There’s a fantasy I have, which I think I share with many, that one day I’ll win the lottery and be freed from any obligation to build a stable life for myself. It would be like cutting the string that holds me down, floating up and off to freedom. I am twenty-three years old and back...Read More
Packing up your life and leaving behind all that is familiar is a daunting experience, but it’s one that I would wholeheartedly prescribe. When I left Heathrow airport with nothing but a backpack to my name and an adventure ahead, I was sure of who I was. After all I never embarked on this journey...Read More
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