I’m 21 Years Old Today!

Hello and Welcome to Sweeney’s Blogs!

Today, Monday, January 14th 2020, is my 21st birthday! I was born back in 1999 and I cannot believe how fast time is going! I have been thinking about how to do this blog for a while and think that I am going to use this post to go through some of my biggest and proudest achievements to date.

  1. Starting Sweeney’s Blogs!

Although I only started this page back in February 2019, it has become one of my biggest accomplishments! We have covered so many topics already and this is only the start! We smashed all of the goals I set last year and are branching out to more and more people each day! I am so proud and grateful for everything that the page has done and all I can say is thank you for all the help I have gotten over the year! We still have a long way to go but what a start to the page!

2.  My Charity Skydive for The Alzheimer’s Society!

One of the maddest and best things I have done in my life has got to be the 12,000 feet Charity Skydive I did for The Alzheimer’s Society back in October 2019! It was a huge jump for me, ( sorry I couldn’t help myself!), and to raise money for a great cause whilst doing it was even better! We managed to raise over £900 in the end and it was a great day out! I will be doing a blog on it sometime this year so keep an eye out!

3. Coming to the University of Reading!

Coming to University was one of the biggest steps I have taken in my life. The majority of people I spoke to before coming up told me that I wouldn’t last living away from home and that I would drop out in the first few weeks but didn’t I prove them wrong! Working closely with Henley Careers has been amazing too! I even managed to get a blog on their blog page!

Meeting all sorts of new people at University has also been amazing! My flatmates in the first year of university are absolutely incredible people! Meeting great people from all walks of life on both the Computer Science side as well as the Business side of my course has also been great!

4. My jobs as a Lifegurd and Swimming Teacher

I have been a Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher for over 3 and a half years now. It has been an amazing experience for me and I have learned lots of different transferable skills. Being able to teach, advice, help and support people in and out of the pool is a great experience to be a part of and has helped me meet people from all different walks of life.

And so much more! When I first started writing this list I was going to make it a lot longer than it actually is. I only stopped because I noticed that as I was typing more and more ideas were coming to my head and if i carried on then you’d be reading for hours! Instead I am going to make blogs like this every so often as like a recap blog, letting you know what I’ve gotten up to.

Unfortunately the last blog in the Alzheimer’s Avoidance series will not be released this week. I was soriginally going to do it today but due to lack of time, I have not been able to do it. It will be coming next week though so keep an eye out!

Thanks for reading!

Sweeney’s Blogs

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Content Schedule Update – February 2019


This blog is going to add as an update blog for the upcoming weeks. I am going to be briefly talking about what I am hoping to do in regards to content in my blogs for the upcoming weeks.

As my blog is still in it’s early stages I think it is important to briefly cover every field that I want to talk about. I will be starting some ‘blog series’ that I hope to carry on in the future.

Over the next few weeks my blogs will be focused around Mental Health, Stress and Stuttering. I am interested in going into University Stress for Students in the future but I am still thinking about how I am going to do this.

This is only meant to be a short blog providing answers for the large variety of blogs that have been released lately. I will be posting a blog sometime this week about how I write poems and how they help manage stress. If anyone has any requests for blogs or questions please get in contact with me.

Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for my future blogs!

James Sweeney