Be the Rock you need for Support

After a few days off, I got out for a run today!

I mentioned in my previous post that I had done a couple of runs for charity, including part in the #mentalhealthmile. That’s now done, and I’ve received my certificate and a medal, and a little surprise – a rock with #mhm and 1 mile ur way written on it! I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t filmed my #mentalhealthmile though, so you guys can watch it here!

I also received my #LLHM medal in the post the other day – it’s a shame it couldn’t go ahead, and unfortunately it doesn’t look as if charities are able to buy places for next year with all the uncertainty, but I’m donating my entry fee to Scope, and hopefully I’ll be able to run in London one day!

I haven’t done a whole lot of writing recently – I’ve still been feeling quite overwhelmed with everything going on in the world, but I’ve been doing some research for a literary/historic project, especially into the history of my hometown.

I’ll admit, I needed a bit of a break after reading The Bluest Eye, so I’ve finally been reading (listening to) Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. I wanted to read it when I was younger, but having the trilogy in one volume makes for a rather hefty book… Anyway, once I’ve finished it, I’m intending to revisit some of the colonial texts I’ve studied at university, and some that I haven’t studied before but would like to, for my literary/historic project.

What I have written, has mostly consisted of poetry, which will hopefully be included in an anthology of writing which will help a selection of charities that support Black Lives Matter.

I’ve got a few ideas in the pipeline, so I’ll be working on those in the near future – I think they’ll be a welcome distraction from the thought of getting my degree result on 26th June. Fingers crossed!

Jess

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