Level-Up – Series Category

Level-Up: Part 52

It seemed fitting that I should mark the first anniversary of the Level-Up series with a video. It’s slightly longer than I’d usually make them, but it’s not all just me rambling. I thought it might be a good idea to list the five things I’ve learnt most from this year. I speak about them […]

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Level-Up: Part 51

I’ve been hanging off on writing this post. Initially it was because I was too tired, but also because there’s a lot to say and I wanted to arrange it neatly in my own mind before sharing it. Last week I went on a short holiday to Devon to coincide with my dad’s PhD graduation […]

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Level-Up: Part 50

You’ll have to forgive me for the amount of reflection in these posts over the past couple of weeks and for this particular one being a bit shorter. Reflecting is exactly what I’ve been doing. I’m also extra tired and struggling with sound-induced dizziness today where even small sounds are too loud and distracting, so […]

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Level-Up: Part 49

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do with this Level-Up series after hitting the 52 weeks mark. I’ve been wondering if I should quit it altogether. Maybe a year of recording this illness is enough, both for me and for you reading it. Not that I stop being unwell or facing new challenges […]

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Level-Up: Part 48

I wasn’t going to write this post today. I was going to leave it until tomorrow when I’m less tired. But not everything has to be crafted and seen through the eyes of hindsight all of the time. Before my eyes were even open on Wednesday I knew it was going to be a bad […]

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Level-Up: Part 47

I tend to know what I’m going to write about here before I get to Sunday. Every week has a theme or an event where I’ve learnt something, good or bad, and presents itself as the obvious topic of this post. This morning I didn’t really know what I was going to say about this […]

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Level-Up: Part 46

This past weekend I took another step forward in trying to expand my world while living with my vestibular disorder. As it involved a little (big) train journey, I’ve made a video about it. And don’t worry, there’s no crying in this one. I waited until today specifically so there wouldn’t be any cringeworthy sobbing. […]

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Level-Up: Part 45

As I’m sure we all have, I’ve been thinking a lot about Robin Williams this week. I can’t remember the last time someone in the public eye passed away and it induced such genuine, heartfelt grief around the globe. He made us all laugh. He made us feel things. And yet, he had a deep […]

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Level-Up: Part 44

This week I finished my second run of counselling. The last session ended on a high with a few final issues covered and her being incredibly pleased with how much I’d managed to do during the time I was under her wing, so to speak. It’s scary and hard work, but it’s definitely been worth […]

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Level Up: Part 43

I began this week feeling sorry for myself. There is no other way to describe it. I had a cold, I was grumpy and I was starting to fall into that feeling that the world was running away without me. I was just stuck in a broken body and everyone else was having a marvellous […]

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