Sweeney’s 2023 Resolutions

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I hope that you’re having a lovely start to 2023 πŸ™‚

Alongside the start of a new year, comes a fresh opportunity to look ahead, and to make some resolutions that you aspire to achieve over the next 12 months. I’ve been thinking a lot about my resolutions for 2023 recently, and I thought that it would be good to share some of them with you all!

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8 Years Ago, Everything Changed…

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The 15th of October 2014 was one of the most terrifying times of my life, and it’s a day when everything changed. In today’s blog, we are going to be taking a look at what happened & are going to celebrate the 8th year anniversary of my Peutz-Jeghers ‘Dance with Death’ πŸ™‚

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Speaking out about my Mental Health

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Mental health has been a topic that has always lied very closely to my heart, and it’s pretty safe to say that it’s played a massive role throughout my life. Today’s blog will look at the importance of speaking out about your mental health & wellbeing.

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My Name – My Story

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My name is James Connor Sweeney, and I am very proud of that. You see, my name is very important to me, it’s so much more than just something that you are called in life – we’ll be taking a look at this in more detail in today’s blog!

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Taking a dive in the deep end…

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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 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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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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