I started writing diaries when I was 10 years old. Looking back now the content is more comical than anything else.- sibling rivalries, frenemies and the word "buff" appears way too much.
At the time, particularly when I was around 15 and 16, some issues would have signified the end of the world - nope, the end of the universe.
Thinking about that time has given me a renewed empathy for my nieces and nephews, or any young person, who is at that age or coming into that age. What you feel and experience is real and valid. There may be times that are painful and really embarrassing but you will also gain a strength and a deeper understanding of who you and where you want to be.
The autobiography, 'Playing to Win' by the late Sir Conrad Hunte, takes the concept of morality away from the cricket pitch and into everyday life - forcing us to question our motives and purpose.
Almost 60 years later, his ideologies are just as relevant and necessary, on and off the pitch.
Flicking through my old diaries has given me a renewed empathy for young people navigating their way through the tortuous teenage years.
Stomping to the corner of the office and sobbing uncontrollably possibly won’t do wonders for your career but can we afford to hide our emotions at work?
Reflecting over my whys and how I had let them become overshadowed by fear, doubt, box sets and other people’s problems.
The festive season can be a stressful time of year for many people - with family obligations (despite how much we may love them), feelings of loneliness, financial worries, etc.
Running through the park in the rain towards about 100 Park Run runners who looked at me as though I was lost or crazy. It made me recall a conversation I had earlier in the week with a small but ferocious young woman about the fact that not everyone will see the journey you have decided to take.
A cold car boot sale in Cambridge, an incredible event hosted by the beautiful and talented Candice Bryan of Noire Wellness and welcoming a beautiful soul back to London.