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The Dream Disillusion – Is the Outcome the ‘Do or Die’ of your Dream?

I haven’t written for a while - and that’s not deliberate. I haven’t had anything worth saying of late. Often the stresses of London cause me to find a distraction to the misery I feel sometimes. I convince myself I’m too busy for internal thought or I deserve an extra pint down at the pub… Continue reading The Dream Disillusion – Is the Outcome the ‘Do or Die’ of your Dream?

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Reflections of An Athletic Career 9 Months On

I recently immersed myself back into swimming. After seven months out of the water, I finally decided it was time to familiarise myself with it again. It was not easy, neither were the emotions I felt swimming again. My first thought was a feeling of bliss. It quickly followed by the realisation that my strength… Continue reading Reflections of An Athletic Career 9 Months On

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What Is Your Escape Mechanism?

Open your eyes. I have had my eyes tightly shut for too long. Swimming was my passion, but also a great distraction to hide myself from myself. It was my form of escapism. But what happens when what you escape to forms your new reality, when it becomes your one and only world? You become lost. Through the years I… Continue reading What Is Your Escape Mechanism?

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The Ending and Aftershocks of an Athletic Career

There come moments in your life, where a stop sign suddenly appears in front of you. It's a clear stop sign and you're at a crossroads. At this particular point I turned the ignition to stop the once, roaring engine. A roaring engine that won me my first national title in the summer of 2016… Continue reading The Ending and Aftershocks of an Athletic Career

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The Relationship between Happiness and Success

Olympic Trials is fast approaching. Training winds down. Energy levels exceed normal levels. Your body starts to feel stronger. With all these reactions unfolding, there is time for thought. My mind normally would be racing through all the possibilities that could occur. But for now and for this week, I’ve started to question again who… Continue reading The Relationship between Happiness and Success

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The Most Underrated Word of the 21st Century

I failed my driving test today for the second time. It doesn’t matter how, but it got me thinking that maybe it happened for a reason. Maybe, it finally got me to start this blog - and so it has. As I was driving back after the test, I remember thinking, “I’m a failure”, “I’ve… Continue reading The Most Underrated Word of the 21st Century