Where’s the bin?

“Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fuelled by procrastination”
Christina Scalise

It’s Saturday morning. I don’t get many Saturday mornings like this. Waking up at 9am with absolutely nowhere to go and nothing to do till the evening. I like it.

I had plans to go to IKEA with my boyfriend this morning. My room is in desperate need of a revamp but the gloomy London morning told me ‘stay in bed and relax’. So I did. I’ve never been to IKEA. I wanted to go when I’m in that “I’m here for one thing and one thing only” mood. You know what I mean? That organised type of mood.

So I gave myself time to think.

How can I put this new found free time to use?

Write a post obviously but what else?

I decided to declutter my room. Maybe that’s why I’m struggling to write my posts. I feel disorganised. Much like my room, I have a lot going on in my head. Finding the time to think about it is rare for me. So I don’t think, I just do. Work, eat, hide it in the corner, sleep. I just do it.

But I’m learning to take a step back. Reflect. Writing for The Lyd Blog is helping. To write a post you have to think. Be present in your actions. Be mindful of what is happening. Why it’s happening.

I’m rambling I know but that’s what this blog is for. Well, not just rambling but every now and then you need to spill the content of your bag and rummage through the clutter to find what you’re looking for.

I better get started with this room.

What do you do on your free Saturday mornings?

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Love always,
Lyds x

What’s the Goal Here?

“Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.”
Brian Tracy

It’s Friday morning. Those late nights spent in the office this week have payed off. My workload is light and I have no meetings till later this afternoon. So why not write a post.

At the start of 2016 I set goals for myself. Get a degree related job, a car, a serious relationship, learn to cook and start a blog; just to name a few. But I kept them in my head.

So I thought, why not write them down instead?

Not because I think my goals are unique but simply because its good to write your goals down. And its even better to share it with people who can hold you accountable.

Big or small, a goal is a reflection of your desire in life.

Pursuing goals of any size can be disheartening and lonely. Knowing someone else has been there can do wonders. In comes The Lyd Blog.

I’m 24 years old, preparing to make life changing decisions. I’m too young to know it all yet too old not to know anything. From climbing the career ladder and maintaining a serious relationship to getting a mortgage and starting a family. The list goes on.

These are goals I want to achieve before I’m 30 but is there time?

Is it more important to achieve your goals in a specific time or to a specific quality?

Can you do both?

Its easy to say what you learned after making a decision but what about what you experience during those decisions? Those are often not documented. And that’s what I want to do. Set my goals and document the decisions that I make to reach them.

What are some of your goals in your twenties?

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Love always,
Lyds x

Where do I start?

“The start is what stops most people.”
Don Shula

Writing my first post was harder than I thought – it took me 4 weeks to be exact. Almost as long as it took me to write my first online dating profile.

What do you say, how do you say it? Is it too much? Is it too little?

I want to share my life experiences and random musings but where do I start? At 24 years old I’m at that point where I feel like I’ve achieved so much yet I know I still have so far to go.

Yes I’m 24 years young – I told you you would learn more about me as you read my posts.

I’m currently in my first professional job since finishing my degree. The last year of university was hard. Very hard. But I can definitely say with confidence that God showed how much he loves me. With support from my friends and family and constant prayer I made it through. It’s in those moments you know who is truly there for you.

Now I’m focusing on building experience, growing my skills and preparing for the life I want to live. Husband, kids, picket fence and a cat or a dog – my boyfriend and I are still debating about that. I feel I need to start preparing for these things but I’m not entirely sure how.

That’s where The Lyd Blog comes in. That’s where you come in. Though I created this blog, The Lyd Blog is not just for me. Your stories and wisdom are just as meaningful and useful.

So join me as I share my world through my eyes. And i hope you will share yours.

To find out more about The Lyd Blog visit the About page.

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Love always,
Lyds x