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Why I went away and how I came back again

It’s been over a year since I published a blog post. More than 12 months since I got the courage to publish anything I had written into the world. Why? Because everything felt the same, stagnant.  The truth is I reached a period of my life where my personal growth and development stalled. I became…

My Festive To Do List

I have started writing seasonal / monthly to do lists recently as a way to ensure I make the most of the my time and do some things that are not Med School or Work. So I have written my self a winter festive to do list. Light festive candles I don’t decorate a lot…

My Minimalist Disclaimer

Sometimes I feel like I can’t use the term ‘minimalist’ to define my lifestyle choices. That people judge my lifestyle under a tight number of rules and opinions about what they perceive to be the lifestyle. People will always judge how ‘minimalist’ someone is based on their own personal definitions and perceptions. They will say…

Don’t define yourself by negativity

We grow up as children being told to strive to be the best, judged on how clever we are, how beautiful we look and our successes as individuals. That’s a difficult space to be in as children, but its not something we grow out of as we grow older; it just hurts us in private.…

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I lost sight of what I wanted

I’ve found it really hard to blog recently. I’ve struggled because I haven’t really known what I wanted from life or where I was going. The lack of moving forward in life as lockdowns made it feel like groundhog day over and over really meant I lost the motivation to do most things. That stagnated…

Med School Diaries: On Placement, Psychiatry and Presidency

With Covid-19 moving most of the teaching online and having pre placement hospital teaching cancelled due to the second wave. There have been multiple moments where I haven’t always felt like I was a medical student.  But finally I’ve started feeling like I am getting to practice medicine, and learn more than just pathophysiology but…

Guest Post | 10 Things I Don’t Buy To Save Money

Mind Beauty Simplicity is a blog that is fast becoming my all time favourite. Bee the writer behind the blog has written this post! I was excited that she was willing to write a post for abigailgrows and interested to see how many things I still buy that are on this list – Abigail Being…

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