Places I’ve lived #2 – Catshill 2

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

This week I’m going to post the 7 places that I’ve lived, since I move house on Saturday!

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Places I’ve lived #1 – Catshill 2

Don’t worry… this isn’t just going to turn into a list of different places that I’ve lived in Catshill! Anyway, the second place was just around the corner at my Dad’s. Basically my brother had moved in with my Mom, and we really didn’t get on… so I made a quick exit!

This is where I really started becoming independent… my Dad worked long hours and would spend weeks on end in Spain. It’s also where I could start dabbling with the idea of being Jen (or Sarah as she was known at the time!), essentially its where it all started :)

 

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Places I’ve lived #1 – Catshill

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

This week I’m going to post the 7 places that I’ve lived, since I move house on Saturday!

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Places I’ve lived #1 – Catshill

OK, so I’m skipping the first place that I lived, Yeovil. Yes I was born there, but I was only there for a very short time… technically if I’d stayed there, I would now be a farmer! I spent the first 16 years of my life in a single house in Catshill, which is in that town that nobody ever manages to leave.. Bromsgrove! I grew up with my family around me, until my parents got divorced when I was about 12, I stayed with my Mom while my Dad and brother got a new flat just around the corner. To be fair, it never really hit me at the time how much I missed having a proper “together” family… but it has hit me in recent years.

Since I grew up around here, the places “Lickey End” and “Bell End” don’t amuse me… I’m used to it since they are just around the corner! I’ve left so many times, yet I always end up coming back. But alas, my time in Catshill is drawing to a close and this chapter of my life is closing… my next step will be post #7. I won’t be staying away from the place though, probably going to be back here for 1 or 2 nights a week to do with work… see… its the place you can never really leave!

I moan about it, I slag it off, I try to get out of it… but lets face it, The Grove is actually fairly cool… where else can you experience the delights of the Golden, Love 2 Love and Charlies Kebabs, all within a quarter of a mile! And if that isn’t enough, you always have Redditch… don’t get me started on that place 😉

 

 

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Thing’s I’ve learnt #7 – You have to be a little bit selfish

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

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Things I’ve learnt #7
You have to be a little bit selfish

You could spend your entire life trying to please everyone else, but usually that’ll get you absolutely nowhere, apart from being used and taken advantage of. If you want to live a happy life, sometimes you have to have a moment where you just look after yourself.

It sounds like the most evil thing in the world, until you realise that everyone else is doing exactly the same thing.

 

 

 

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Thing’s I’ve learnt #6 – Someone will always disagree with you

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

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Things I’ve learnt #6
Someone will always disagree with you

No two people have exactly the same opinions on everything, so you will find people that disagree with you. Congratulations, you’ve found someone that can think for themselves… keep hold of them! Sometimes you’ll find people that disagree with you to the point that they can’t bear to be around you. Congratulations, you’ve found someone that you’re better off without… steer clear!

If everyone in the world agreed on absolutely everything, how dull and boring would this place be? A lot of the people around me share the same opinions, yet there is always *something* where these opinions don’t quite line up

 

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Thing’s I’ve learnt #5 – People will let you down

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

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Things I’ve learnt #5
People will let you down

This is a fact, deal with it. It happens every day to every single one of us. But lets face it, you let people down too. We are human, and sometimes plans fail. Sometimes friends you thought you could rely on, prove you wrong.

If you get let down, you have two options:

  • Loose all faith in the world, try to become self sufficient and never see anyone ever.
  • Get over it and decide what you’re going to do next

I know which one I’d prefer!

 

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Thing’s I’ve learnt #4 – Planning is overrated!

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

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Things I’ve learnt #4
Planning is overrated!

Some people spend their whole life planning, spending so much time on the plan that they never actually get a chance to put it into action! Just have a vague idea of where you want to go or what you want to achieve… and go for it! That way, if your outlook changes… you don’t have to re-plan your whole life!

I seem to have got a reputation for being disorganised, yet I seem to achieve what I want out of life. That’s because I can see the end goal of what I want out of life, I can kind of see how I’ve got there, but I’ve only got the immediate steps planned out. Being spontaneous is more fun anyway!

 

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Thing’s I’ve learnt #3 – You don’t need to become a health freak to lose weight

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

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Things I’ve learnt #3
You don’t need to become a health freak to lose weight

I’m a bit sick of hearing about these “amazing diets” that “always work without fail” – no! Diet’s are pointless, and if we are honest… hell! Why should I not eat chocolate fudge cake just because I want to lose weight?

Here’s my diet – Eat whatever you want, but not too much of it! I eat chocolate, chips, Big Mac’s, everything you’d consider unhealthy… but I try not to go too mad. Yes I’m still a bit heaver than I’d like to be, but the weight is going down rather than up. Now if I over-indulge, then I pay the price and the weight goes up!

It is so simple… if everyone lived by this logic, we’d be so much healthier!

 

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Thing’s I’ve learnt #2 – Restart your computer – It does actually fix most problems!

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

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Things I’ve learnt #2
Restart your computer – It does actually fix most problems!

In my job, I’ve ended up doing a lot of technical support, which is odd considering I’m a bit of a techophobe! But you’ll seriously be surprised at what problems can be fixed with a restart! It’s not just computers either… restart your router if the internet isn’t working, turn your phone off and on if it’s borked etc…

If something breaks, now my first reaction is always to restart, and usually the problem goes away. Just stop stressing and live by this simple rule! Only if a restart doesn’t work, then phone somebody up and moan, but only after checking its plugged in (yes… that happens a lot!)

Don’t get me started on it not being plugged in!

 

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Thing’s I’ve learnt #1 – The human species is a lot nicer than people make out

I’m doing a series of posts, alongside anything I may normally post… Each week I’ll pick a new topic, and post 7 mini-blogs (1 each day) in relation to that topic. For this first week, its 7 things I’ve learnt about life.

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Things I’ve learnt #1
The human species is a lot nicer than people make out

Let’s face it, it’s fairly easy to presume that human’s are totally evil, based on what you hear in the news. But, we aren’t all that bad! The majority of people you meet in day to day life are usually sane, normal and friendly… hell, you can even speak to some of those!

Though I do dislike the way things seem to be in this country, we don’t communicate with people we meet randomly in person… you know, that guy you sit next to on the train, the lady who serves you in the shop? Get over it! Strike up a conversation… you’ll be amazed!

 

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