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New Experiences and FREEDOM

Yesterday, at 12.30pm, I finished my degree – I am officially, a graduand! Apparently I do not receive graduate status until I don a silly robe and stumble up to the front of the hall in front of lots of people.

So – how did I celebrate? Well – I went for a swim in the sea. And today? I went for a swim in the pool, and a ride on the potential new bike. May I add that I have never properly swum in the sea before, am still leaning to swim without a nose clip (today went surprisingly well – I think i’ve learnt!) and I have never ridden on aero bars before. I have now done all three, and I can report that I am un-scathed, largely happy with myself, and looking forward to some more training!

Degree over, all I HAVE to do until June (work experience!) is work in a cafe. On top of that, i’d like to write as much as possible, and train as much as possible – both of which i’m very excited about.

So – prepare to be bombarded.

Lesson for today : try new things. First five minutes might be uncomfortable, but you will almost never regret it (unless your chosen new thing was throwing yourself in a pool of sharks – in which case – try a new new thing.)

I'm an NCTJ Journalist and work at Cycling Weekly. Previous to this, I was the Editor at Total Women's Cycling. I've also dabbled in marketing and copywriting - having been Marketing Coordinator and Social Media/Content Editor at Evans Cycles. My first job was working on a local newspaper.  I've written for a variety of titles on a freelance basis, too. I got into cycling when I entered my first triathlon in 2010. I now race crits, road races, time trials, and do a lot of track training for not very much track racing.

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