Taking a dive in the deep end…

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I hope that you’re all having a lovely start to the week!

I’ve been a fully trained Swimming Teacher for the last 6 years, but it hasn’t always been an easy ride. Today’s blog is going to take a look at how I took a dive in the deep end & became a Swimming Teacher! πŸ™‚

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Gen Zer of the Year 2021!!!

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I hope you are having a brilliant start to the week!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that a couple of weeks back, I won Gen Z Talks’ “Gen Zer of the Year” award for 2021!! I still can’t believe that I was nominated, let alone the fact that I won, such a fantastic award, which we’ll be taking a look at in a bit more detail in today’s blog!πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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Turning 23 – Happy Birthday to Me!!

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I hope you’ve all had a good week!

Yesterday was my birthday & I turned 23 years old!! I was taken aback by all of the lovely messages & kind words that I got sent through yesterday, so I thought I’d do a birthday thank you blog today!! I hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

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Adjusting back into University Life…

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Over the last couple of weeks, I have been settling back into University Life, and it’s pretty safe to say that it’s been quite a journey. You see, University has changed a lot since the end of my 2nd Year, and I don’t think I fully grasped the impact that this change was going to have on me. Let’s take a bit for a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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My Placement Year has come to an end!

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Friday the 25th of June was my final day working as a Communications Co-Ordinator, within the Student Success & Engagement team at the University of Reading, during my Professional Placement Year. Although I am gutted that my time in the role had come to an end, I wouldn’t change a minute of this past year for anything!

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of my thoughts regarding leaving the role!

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 everybody!

Mental Health Awareness week is one of the most important days in the Mental Health calendar, alongside Time to Talk day & World Mental Health Day, and occurs from the 10-16th May 2021. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at this special week, what it stands for, and why it is so important for us to raise awareness for.

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The Power of Kindness

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind”

A very powerful quote, which has always resonated closely with me, and its meaning holds a life lesson for us all…

Let’s take a closer look at this quote, and at the power of kindness in today’s blog!

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – April 2021

April is going to be coming to a close in just under a weeks time, and in saying that, I feel like now is a great time to give you all Sweeney’s Stuttering Update for April 2021! I have found that over the last couple of years, I have been going on quite a journey with my speech and my Stutter, and I thought, why not bring all of you along with me!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at my update for this month!

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Writing an Achievement/Gratitude List

A couple of weeks back, I got challenged by my professional mentor, Polina, to start writing an Achievement/Gratitude List, which is a list of all of the accomplishments and achievements that I am proudest of in my life.

I’ve never really done anything like this before, and found that it has had a very large positive impact on how I see myself.

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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Time to Talk Day 2021

Today, February 4th, is Time to Talk Day 2021!! This is one of the most important days of the year in the Mental Health calendar, and is an event which lies very closely to my heart. Time to Talk Day is a social movement which continues to work to change the way in which we think and act surrounding our Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Let’s take a bit of a deeper look into Time to Talk Day and my hopes for it in today’s blog!

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Series?

I have written quite a lot of blog series here on Sweeney’s Blogs, and as I haven’t done one for a couple of weeks now, I was thinking, should they make a return? I have been considering bringing blog series back to the page for some time, so what I thought I would do over the next couple of blogs is to talk through some of my ideas for potential series, and see if anybody is interested in them!

Today’s blog is going to be about my potentially new Stuttering Series.

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Happy 22nd Birthday to Me!

On Thursday 14th January 2021, I turned 22 years old! I was simply amazed at how many kind messages and birthday wishes that got sent through to me on Thursday, so I thought I’d write a blog to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you! We are living in very uncertain times at the moment, and it’s things like this that fill me with hope for what’s to come in the future!

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My Stuttering Journey through 2020

2020 was a massive year for me, and yet, despite all of the highs and lows experienced in those 12 months, one of my key takeaways from the year would be the lessons that I learned throughout my 2020 Stuttering Journey. My Stutter has played a very large role in all of my life, I wouldn’t ever say that wasn’t the case, but 2020 seemed to be a year in which everything that happened, seemed to link back to that topic, my Speech and my Self-Confidence.

This is what we’ll be looking at in today’s blog!

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2020, What a Year for Sweeney’s Blogs!

2020 has finally come to a close, words that some people thought they would never hear. The year has been beyond anyone’s predictions, with numerous highs and lows dotted throughout the past 12 months. Over the course of 2020, Sweeney’s Blogs grew at a rate faster than I could ever have imagined, more than doubling our views from 2019. That’s what we are going to be looking at in this blog, how Sweeney’s Blogs did this year!

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My Hopes for “My Beautiful Stutter”

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed during my lunch hour earlier on this week and a trailer for a film called “My Beautiful Stutter” showed up on my suggested posts. Up to know, I hadn’t heard of many films that were made to address the issue of Stuttering, apart from the odd exception such as The King’s Speech, or The Waterboy, so it is safe to safe that I was very intrigued on how they were going to go about doing it.

I have not been able to actually watch the film itself yet, but in today’s blog we are going to look at some of my hopes and aspirations as to what this film can do for the Stuttering Community and for the stigma that surrounds Stuttering as a whole.

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