I love my parents very much, I think they’re great and they have supported me in every way possible all my life. This is more an exploration of a ‘funny sort of age’.

I’m stuck in a funny sort of limbo – home life and uni life. Many friends of mine have referred to home life as suffocating/claustrophobic. These feelings have nothing to do with parents, or offspring, or anyone’s individual actions. They are feelings that result merely from an unnatural environment. When birds fly the nest, they fly the nest, when monkey’s potter off into the jungle, they stay pottered off… It’s odd how so many humans pack themselves off to uni, set up a life, and then once every three months, come back home and are expected to regress to the independence-age of eighteen. This is not meant to sound as negative as it probably does – I like my parents, I like my family home, I like being back with the friends I have grown up with. What I don’t like is being worried about. Parents raise you to become who they want, I pretty much believe that’s inescapable. However, most people will in some ways digrees – will have some differences in opinions. There comes a point when you need to be left to apply what they taught you in your own world, your own environment. It is time to spread your wings. The problem with uni is you are allowed to grow them as far and wide as you like, only to have have them clipped once in a while.


Found this – http://www.bdsc.co.uk/sessions/sessions.htm – list of practice sessions the Brighton Dolphin Swimming club masters do. Now – I can add variety!

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist and copywriter with a year’s worth of experience as a local hack, and just under two years’ of experience working in the marketing department for a highstreet retailer. I currently work at Cycling Weekly, previous to this I was the editor at Total Women's Cycling. I do a little freelance writing alongside my job, and have written for Runner’s World, Triathlete’s World, Sussex Sport, Basingstoke Gazette newspaper, the Brighton Argus, Steve Hart Photography and 2LK Design. I blog to record the activities in my life which I don’t want to forget when I’m old and wrinkly (let’s hope the internet never melts down – but it seems safer than a notebook) – to let old friends and family know what I’m up to, and because I enjoy playing with words. I’m always looking for new projects – and you can email me should you ever need someone with an energetic passion for word doodling. Email: michelle.arthurs@gmail.com Twitter: @RideWriteRepeat Instagram: @RideWriteRepeat

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