Family, Reading & Writing, Self Improvement

Learning To Love Her Learning To Read

.Maybe I sound like a bad parent but watching my daughter learn to read is one of the most frustrating processes of my life. It is enjoyable, enriching, amazing and also totally tediously exasperating. I should be extolling the obvious positives of the experience and 99% of the time I will. I’m amazed that a child, who in September, could barely recognise her name is reading stories, short as they are, by herself. Writing her name, asking for you to spell out words so she can write them, trying to form her own sentences, sounding out every new word she…

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Hair, Health and Fitness, Reading & Writing, Self Improvement

The First 4 Weeks

So 4 weeks ago, I went through with chopping all my hair off and deciding to try to be a better me. I thought I knew what this entailed but it is going to be a much longer journey than I think I could have ever anticipated. This is a lifelong change that confirms to me that your life is a work in progress. Let’s look at the main things I’ve been working on. WRITING I’ve done some writing, not my best work, but I overcame a fear and published it for the world to see, if anyone comes across…

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Reading & Writing

My 1000 Word Project

I have been talking about my love for writing and so I suppose I should do some actual writing. To that end, I have written 1000 words of the beginning of a story which I am going to make public, here, now. I’ve said previously that when I show people unfinished work, I never then go on to finish it. The aim here is not necessarily to write a whole finished story but to write SOMETHING and let the fear go of people seeing it and judging it. Also, a thousand words seems like a reasonable way to start, I…

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Reading & Writing

My Name Is Leona And I Think I Am A Writer…Maybe

So I obviously fancy myself a writer a little bit as I’ve started a blog. But when I describe or sheepishly refer to myself as a writer or talk about my aspirations of writing, this is talking about fiction. Writing about myself or my hair and my weight is pretty easy. Easy in comparison to letting people read my stories. As much as I’m allowing people into my world when I describe the issues with my hair or my body, it is completely different allowing you to read a story of mine. It’s like letting someone peer into my soul.…

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Reading & Writing, Self Improvement

This Blog Is Killing Me! If I Did Have Hair, I Would Be Pulling It Out!

I have started this blog to chronicle my hair journey and the positive changes I want to make in my life which I am I so excited about. To do this, I have to write and maintain this site. So practising my writing means having to learn how to build a website. This is so much harder than I was expecting. You see all these adverts, start a blog in five minutes, it takes seconds to create a website, it’s so easy, any idiot can do it. Well, I must have lost my Idiot’s Guide To Creating A Website. To…

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