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Melly's Musings | Encouragement

This is the second in my Blog Every Day in May challenge. Today, I'm musing on encouragement. Last week, I felt totally rubbish. Have you ever felt a little bit naff but can't quite put your finger on why? Well, that was me, for about a week or so. It was awful. I think that those moments happen to all of us and no matter how long it lasts, you are allowed to feel your feelings. Try not to wallow for too long. One thing that I try to make a habit of doing is encouraging people. Whether you'll admit it or not, everyone likes to be encouraged. Sometimes it comes in the form of praise for something you've done; "great job." Other times, it will come in the form of a gentle nudge; "you can do it. Keep going." Either way, you can't deny that it feels really good. You know what? Making someone feel good can actually make your day too. Over the past few days, I've gone out of my way to encourage a couple of blogger friends. That's n

25 Random Facts About Me | BEDM

It's been a while since I did a 'facts about me' sort of post, so I thought this would be a good idea for a little catch up.  1. I was born on Groundhog Day - which means absolutely nothing in England but it is the name of a pretty popular film. I for one would love to wake up in the same day over and over, because I'd always wake up to cards and presents.  2. I love many many genres of music but most people won't know that I love country music. My grandparents used to play it and I think that's where it started.  3. The last concert I went to was Duran Duran (with Seal as their special guest and The Bloom Twins as their support act) at the O2 Arena, last December.  From my shoot with Yasmin Qureshi 4. I wanted to be a teacher, up until the age of about 18, when I realised that I didn't enjoy teaching very much. I used to make lesson plans and teach my teddies.  5. My first ever job was in Clintons.  6. I like candles but rarely bu

#BEDM | What Is Your Blog All About?

So...for the second year running, I am going to attempt to Blog Every Day in May. Only, I missed the first day. Oops. But here's the first post...

Blog Every Day in May #2: Spring is Here!

Hello! It's been such a gorgeous spring day! And I've actually been able to get out and enjoy it for a couple of hours. Dare I say, I even caught the sun? As you can see, I am in such desperate need of a tan. Anyway, I love spring because it's the perfect excuse to go for a stroll, eat ice cream and fruit salads or even pack a picnic. So basically, I just love food. And sunshine and fun and friends. Oh and fashion. I can't wait to buy some new summer clobber and get my legs out. I've been squatting - I am ready! There's nothing nicer, on a spring day, than heading off to the park. Today, I wrote a little of my MA assignment in the park. I always feel carefree and chilled out, when the sun is on my skin. Just me? Having recently delved deeper into building on my career, I made some exciting plans today and although scary, it was a little bit nicer, doing it in this glorious weather. I grabbed an hour with a friend and even made my very first daisy cha

Blog Every Day in May #1: 5 Lines

Hello readers! I've decided to challenge myself a little bit and found the perfect way to do it. I'm doing Blog Every Day in May  - the genius idea from  Rosalilium  - a fab Birmingham blogger who I discovered just today, actually.  The first challenge is to introduce yourself in 5 lines and include a photo you're proud of. So, here goes.... 1) My name is Melissa 2) I'm a writer and freelance copywriter 3) I live about 9 miles away from Birmingham 4) Just finishing my MA in Writing 5) I never feel busy enough There are plenty of other random things about me. 33 more in fact can be found here . And a photo that I'm proud of. I think it'll have to be this one... The hard work paid off And that's all there is about me for now. Looking forward to tomorrow's challenge and actually having time to read other's posts - I've found some fab ones already. Much love, Melly xoxo P.S. Sorry to those of you that read this and already know that