So apparently today is ‘Evaluate your Life day’, to be honest I had never heard of it before, but thought it would be good to have a look at what I feel needs a bit more attention, so that I can make big steps to change my life for the better:
Hi everyone, I hope you are well and are enjoying what is a wet and rainy day here in York. If you read my last blog post you may recall that I was exhausted and felt burnt out. Since then I have been enjoying extra sleep, eating well, doing mindless yet fun activities and of course working on creating a schedule of blog posts.
I am now feeling refreshed and prepared to be better organised with my blog. I have created a schedule of activity so that you can be sure to hear from me regularly.
During my downtime I came across this quote which I thought I would share with you for My Sunday Photo post. I suppose made me realise the importance of taking time out and simply enjoying the little things in life:
A lack of confidence in your intelligence can make a person with dyslexia feel as if the world is crumbling down on them. There have been so many occasions where I felt so socially stupid because of my struggles to express myself verbally. I have had those days where I just wanted to hide underneath a rock or sob into a tub of Ben and Jerrys because no matter how hard you try to fit in, you don’t.
It has taken me a while to build up my confidence and there are still times when I have major dips and have to step back in order to reflect and rebuild. It is so hard to build that confidence when dyslexia is holding you back, but you need to believe you can beat it in order to motivate yourself to thrive.
Take a look at my tips below…
When I first found out that I was dyslexic I was incredibly angry that it hadn’t been picked up earlier. Fast forward 6 years and I am now improving my daily coping strategies in order to keep myself organised. It can be incredibly time-consuming, but long-term it will benefit me in so many ways.
Dyslexia is something which I personally believe needs to be promoted internationally, if I have a pound for every person who has asked me if I can read or how do I know I have it when it can’t be seen, I would be living a comfortable life by now.
Did you know that from now until 10th October is Dyslexia Awareness Week? I was diagnosed with severe dyslexia when I was 23 years old and finding this out in my adult life wasn’t a pleasant experience. I felt disheartened and angry at first, I believe an earlier diagnosis would have enabled me to implement and harness my coping strategies in a more effective manner. Unfortunately we can’t dwell on the past and have to look towards a future, so here I am looking towards the future!
Since January 2015, I have been on the Dyslexia Entrepreneurial Business Scheme which is being run by the British Dyslexia Association and Good Story. Working with my awesome Mentor, I am in the process of creating a Marketing and Events business which will enable me to work as a sole trader and I cannot wait to get my business up and running.
I am in the process of building a website, however I want to make it dyslexic-friendly as possible and have been researching this for a couple of months. So let me share with you how to make a website dyslexic friendly:
Yet again I have been terrible at blogging, I feel burnt out and all I want to do after work is snuggle up on the sofa and watch a DVD. So I’ve decided to put a schedule in place of when I am going to create posts so that I have a long term plan and know what I am writing about each day, please do bare with me whilst I get my plan of action sorted.
This week my Sunday photo is all about being positive even when you feel a whole load of bricks are falling down on you. This is one of my favourite quotes, especially as it mentions taking risks and living for the little things:
Right that’s it folks the summer season is over, which means autumn is just around the corner. The days are getting cooler and the nights are starting to draw in, which means it’s time to start transforming your home into a cosy haven. In true Ellen Writes Stuff form, let me share with you five tips on how to get your home prepared for the cold months ahead.
Oh blogging world how I have missed thee and yet again I am terribly sorry for my disappearing act – the music festival had to take priority and I am thrilled to announce that we raised a whooping £1722.89 for York Mind, which I am so incredibly proud off. The army of bucket collectors and the many wonderful bands / singers made the event and I just feel so incredibly lucky to have been a part of it and seeing audiences being introduced to new acts. Here are some photos from the events:
Yet again I have been a terrible blogger and have hardly posted any new content. This is not because I am bored of it, but is due to the fact I have been busy with le music festival which is currently in full swing.
So I thought I would share with you some pictures of how the festival is going so far:
We all have those days where we feel a bit down or feel so drained that you don’t feel like doing anything. I’m quite fluey at the moment and all I want to do is crawl under the duvet and watch the shopping the channel all day. Unfortunately, I don’t have a television, so that is out of the equation, so I thought I would share with you 5 tips of how to pull yourself together.