I know when I am in a large crowd of people entirely 'on my own' I feel nervous; I have an irrational fear that nobody will even notice that I am there. I look at the little groups of people who do know each other within that large crowd enjoying themselves and the company of each other and that somehow increases my nervousness and the fear.
For most of us, we change as people when we become parents. On the whole we grow and become better people. However in the transition period, that change in who we are, our identity, can cause great confusion. Once a confident and independent adult, you begin to question your abilities. Failing it appears, is not an option.
Greatness in travel comes when we learn to be vulnerable. We can travel to face our fears such as the fear of being alone, the fear of trying new things, and even the fear of failure. Travel can make facing some of these fears easier as it is likely we won't see those we meet in traveling again.
My son is taking me on a journey I never expected to be taking, and to be honest at first I was a little unsure of how to react. But now, well I wouldn't change him for the world. Instead my world has changed because of him. Work, home, family I mean he teaches me what's truly important.
The government has recently imposed new rules on universities to work more closely with schools in poorer areas, targeting white working-class boys in particular in a bid to get them into higher education. But can this really get past the social elite class system in the UK?
I believe the only real pressure we face is the kind we heap upon ourselves. When we are caught up in a cycle of negative thoughts we immediately look at our shortcomings rather than focus on all the things we're good at.
What is love? What does it mean to be 'in love'? Is it different for different people? Well individuals by their nature are different so it follows that no two people's experiences are exactly the same, right?
For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.
If you want something, you can and you will get it. Stop letting your fear of being great hold you back. Because that's what this is you know. You're subconsciously sabotaging yourself from greatness. You are holding yourself back, not anybody else.
Last week, during the course of a very complex divorce case, a wife was regaling stories of how her expectations of her marriage