Indoor Competition 3 & 4: Spar British Champs & Muller Grand Prix (Birmingham) – Feb 2019

An update on my performances over the last two competitions (both in Birmingham), the challenges and the successes, and a tip that’ll help you re-frame your perception of your unique gifts to find more enjoyment in your work. Continue reading Indoor Competition 3 & 4: Spar British Champs & Muller Grand Prix (Birmingham) – Feb 2019

Indoor Competition 2: Vienna International – Team England (Jan 2019)

My first England vest since 2008! I won! And I jumped the European Indoor Champs standard! I am also currently ranked amongst the top-ten female long-jumpers in the world right now. So many good feelings right now! 🙂 I had a mediocre series, at best. By series, I mean the jumps I took in each of the six rounds. But thankfully, I kept improving through the rounds, culminating in my BEST jump in the final round six – 6.55m! Pray for me this weekend (10th Feb) as I compete at the British Champs. See the rest of my comps and … Continue reading Indoor Competition 2: Vienna International – Team England (Jan 2019)

Inspired by Creativity Inc. Pixar

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull I’ve heard some people describe creativity as ‘unexpected connections between unrelated concepts or ideas.’ If that’s at all true, you have to be in a certain mindset to make those connections. So when I sense we’re getting nowhere, I just shut things down. We all go off to something else. Later, once the mood has shifted, I’ll attack the problem again.” (Location 2307) It’s okay to take a break, to go for a walk or move on to a different task. In fact, its positive effect is proven through scientific research and application in the … Continue reading Inspired by Creativity Inc. Pixar

Chatting with the MailMan

Just had a good little chat with my postman. For the first time. Ever. And, it made me reflect for just a moment that we probably don’t do that enough. Take time. Stop. Have a conversation with a … stranger? But he’s not… Apparently he’s been walking my route for about 18 years. I’ve lived there for just over half that time. And the longest conversation we’ve had before today was, ‘hi!’ and ‘bye.’ I’m glad I stopped for a minute or two. Because here’s what else I learned about good ‘ole Postman Stuart… He’s near retirement (I won’t share … Continue reading Chatting with the MailMan