Mental Health

Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate

I became a Uni Student whilst under the grips of an Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa. I am still in recovery from this, every day is a challenge. But I’m determined to make positive changes towards reaching my goals towards health and happiness.  I enlisted my Anorexia on my University application, alongside my Autism. I remained… Continue reading Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Final Day (28.07.2019) 🇪🇸

My time at Jacobs Ridge had quickly approached its end. I had the most incredible time spent with some of the most inspirational and kind people, and beautiful animals. Before leaving for the airport, I went on my final morning dog walk, changed the animals' waters and spent quality time with them. Barney (one of… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Final Day (28.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Seven (27.07.2019) 🇪🇸

It was my final full day at the ridge. I was excited to fulfil another day in what set out to be a vegan paradise before venturing back to The UK. 7:30am commenced our usual morning dog walk. Julian, Rachael and I took the dogs and ventured nearby the peach trees before heading back to… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Seven (27.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Six (23.07.2019) 🇪🇸

We begun the day at a slightly later time of 7:30am, to which the (always exciting) morning dog walk commenced. Upon return, after another enjoyable dog walk with the canine companions, I prepared the animals' feeds according to the feeding rota in the shed and headed down to the field to issue the morning feed… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Six (23.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Five (22.07.2019) 🇪🇸

We headed for the morning dog walk at 7am. One of my favourite parts of the day, I loved being surrounded with multiple fur babies. The surroundings were stunning, as always, and I felt truly comforted due to the lack of noise and the absence of people. The sunrise was coming up and the views… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Five (22.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Four (21.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I woke up at the usual time of 6:20am, eager to start yet another fulfilling day. I got dressed and came out of my tent, welcomed to a stunning pink sunrise in the near distance. I then headed to the house to apply suncream and to brush my teeth. Amy and I headed on the… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Four (21.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Three (20.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I woke up at precisely 6:30am after an excellent nights' sleep, despite try significantly loud, yet joyful, Spanish music playing within close proximity and the horses' vocalisations adding to that. I got dressed quickly and headed to the house to freshen up before venturing on a morning dog walk. We walked the dogs at 7am,… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Three (20.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Two (19.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I awoke at approximately 6:20am to the distinctive ringing of my iPhone alarm. It was time for my first full day at Jacobs Ridge, and I was excited about what the day would bring. I enjoyed my first night of tent living, it was extremely cosy and spacious. I soon got dressed and headed to… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Two (19.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Arrival (18.07.2019) 🇪🇸

The day had finally approached. It was time for me to volunteer in Spain for a week, and emotions were running high. Especially for my Mum, who was very tearful given the challenge I was about to embrace.  My first solo flight was a success. I wore my Autism lanyard with pride as I sailed… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Arrival (18.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Autism

Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!

On the 18th July 2019, I travelled abroad alone for the first time to partake in more overseas work experience at an Animal Sanctuary in Murcia, Spain. And I plan to return home on Thursday 25th July. Being Autistic, this can be challenging - Dissimilar surroundings, new people, loudness. Nightmare. I used to be unable… Continue reading Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!