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Vegan Challenge

I’m challenging myself to be vegan full time, here’s my experience so far.


The PLAN
The plan is simple, to ensure I eat 100% plant-based food in May and hopefully continue. 

I have wanted to go vegan since the beginning of the year but I have been struggling to just do it. So, I decided to challenge myself for a month and track my daily habits. (I downloaded a goal tracker too - every day I put a tick if I was successful or cross if I wasn’t.)


I’ve stacked my fridge, freezer, and cupboards with vegan food so when I'm home I have no problem sticking to my challenge. The real challenge is when I leave the house - that’s when the struggles begin.


I have already been a vegetarian for some time now so I understand the importance of having legumes - pulses and nuts for my protein and iron levels. I can’t live without having green vegetables on my plate as that has always been part of my diet since I was little. 



The Struggle
I have a sweet tooth, so I absolutely love desserts, cakes, and choco…

Hello 2019

I've taken some time out to think about the direction I want this blog to go in 2019. 


The most important thing for me is that my values are clear from the start. Going forward, I want to set the tone for my content and audience.
So let's start here: 
Things I've said Goodbye to in 2018:Hiding my Christian faith: I'm known for being all about productivity, personal development and a female engineer. As a woman of God, I am all those things and more.Fake friendships: being in a new city all I wanted to do was make new friends but as time went by I realised that some of these friendships do not align with my values and do not draw me closer to God. Wanting to control everything in my life - I need to trust God more, trust the process and walk in faith. 
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV) For we walk by faith, not by sight.
What I'm saying HELLO to in 2019:
Serving my church and being of service in my community Focusing on what God is leading me to do: Things that align with God'…

Gratitude and Self-Love

Gratitude:
The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
As we’re already past the halfway point of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on what we have done and what we have. 

What I’m most grateful forGod - without my strong faith and belief in God, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today. I’ve been through some tough challenges that I thought I could never get through but here I am today still standing and going after my dreams. I truly thank God. 

I know and trust that God has placed me on this earth for a reason. I live to fulfill my purpose that will always glorify God first and make an impact on the lives of others.



Becoming a Confident Public Speaker

At the beginning of this year, I was given the wonderful opportunity to experience a full-day workshop with The Public Speaking Academy. As you probably know I would love to become a professional speaker one day (See my goals blog post), and this course took me one step closer to that dream. 

The Public Speaking Academy (PSA)
PSA is an organisation that teaches you how to become a great public speaker, and even more importantly they show you how to do it. They do this through their interactive, energetic and friendly workshops. They run their workshops all year round in various locations including Sheffield, Manchester, London, Birmingham, and Leeds.

Their trainers are professional speakers who deliver workshops and training in a positive and supportive way that works for each individual.


Books to Read Before 30

Ever since I was little I was convinced that I’m a slow reader, now in my twenties, I discovered personal development books and this has changed the game!  For the last few years, I’ve been able to read a minimum of a book a month. I realised that these books can help me learn more about myself and how to improve my life. There have been times when I’ve bought a book and read it in a week.

Reading has and continues to increase my knowledge and interests in a number of topics: personal development, self-awareness, health, productivity, personalities (many more) and my ultimate favourite GOAL setting.