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31 Day Gratitude Experiment – Week 3

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I’m still going 🙂

Week 3 of my ’31 Day Gratitude Experiment’. Some are general things that I’m grateful for, looking deeper into life and others I had experienced that day.

Day 14

I am grateful for:

  • Amazing films and t.v series there are to entertain me
  • Being able to make my own decisions.
  • The opportunity to better myself
  • Being capable of doing things I set out to do.
  • A good nights sleep.

Day 15

I am grateful for:

  • The lessons I’ve learned from difficult relationships.
  • Being alive.
  • The ability to learn more and build on my knowledge.
  • Being open-minded.
  • Being accepting.

Day 16

I am grateful for:

  • Watching the sun rise.
  • Endless opportunities.
  • The hobbies and interests I have.
  • Rarely being bored.
  • Being happy in life.

Day 17

I am grateful for:

  • The little reminders of how lucky I am.
  • The little challenges in life.
  • For ice cream. My ultimate comfort food.
  • My favourite YouTubers that make entertaining vlogs.

Day 18

I am grateful for:

  • The people who fight for my country.
  • The people carrying out research to help put an end to various illnesses.
  • The ability to look forward.
  • Being positive.

Day 19

I am grateful for:

  • Getting together with great friends.
  • Hugs.
  • Meeting and talking to new people.
  • Being a part of someone’s special day.
  • My camera for capturing memories.
  • Getting home safe late at night.

Day 20

I am grateful for:

  • How pretty everything looks when it snows.
  • The cosy open fire on a snowy day.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Not taking life too seriously.
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Destined for Bigger Things!

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I’ve often had the feeling that I haven’t quite reached my ultimate goal in life. I have been in the same career (which I can’t name) for about 14/15 years. During that time I had a 2 year break and went back to full-time education. I decided that I wanted to be a zoo keeper so I completed an Animal Management course and obtained various and valuable experience in this field. But much to my horror, at the end of the course I went back to the career that I originally wanted to get away from just to have some money coming in and now after much thought I’m not even sure if zoo keeping was actually for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love working with animals and I know I’ve got what it takes to be a zoo keeper but the only thing that puts me off is working outside in all weathers. I have never been that great with extreme temperatures… I hate being too cold or too hot.

After more consideration I have now come to the conclusion that something I have continuously been interested in has been staring me in the face all along… writing! and now that I think back, it makes perfect sense. Back at school, which seems like a very distant memory I suggested putting a magazine together to distribute to pupils who may have been interested in reading it. I rallied a small team together only to be turned down by the head teacher so I decided not to pursue it. Several years ago I wrote a children’s story aimed at Toddlers, I sent some copies out to many publishers but all I got back was rejection letters so I gave up. Not to say that I wasn’t going to attempt it again in the future… that’s something that may also be in the pipe-line. And of course, there has been blog writing and through that I have discovered my passion for writing reviews and short articles although I don’t do it very often.

Last night I looked around on-line for a course that could possibly suit me. Distance learning would be ideal so I could still work and earn money. So I found the London School of Journalism. Their Freelance and Feature Writing course sounds suitable for what I want to do so I’m going to take time to think about it to make sure that’s what I really want to do. I have started a distance learning course before on Avian Studies but after completing the first unit I lost interest which isn’t the best thing to do when it’s costing you money. So if anyone out there reading this has any tips or information about studying with the London School of Journalism then please, by all means leave a comment, I need all the help I can get.