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    Maeve Waite

    24 year old work psychologist, mental health advocate and future dachshund owner. occasional writer, baker and photo taker. posts have been featured on time to change and mental movement magazine, and I sometimes like to write all lower case.

    25 of My Favourite Memories So Far.



    Today I hit the big 2-5, and this past year has thrown up a few things that I definitely didn't see happening. Instead of focusing on what is no longer there, or what's changed, I'm laying out 25 of my happiest memories, and taking back this upcoming year with the intention to make many more. This is what I've got so far:
    1. Sleeping under shooting stars in Monument Valley, USA, 2015. We all slept in sleeping bags, and it was bladdy freezing, but a once in a lifetime experience!
    2. Feeling on top of the city having drinks in Hong Kong, 2017. 
    3. Watching the fireworks in Disneyland Paris with my best friends, 2017.
    4. Completing therapy.
    5. Being part of the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in Rio in 2016. 
    6. Eating ice lollies whilst posing for a family photo in Clonmel, Ireland in 1995. We still have this photo!
    7. Filming for a BBC documentary on anxiety, 2017. This was one of the scariest things I've ever done, but I felt so proud of myself afterwards! It's yet to come out but hopefully sometime soonish...
    8. Hearing 'I love you' for the first time.
    9. Flying in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, 2015. Absolutely incredible.
    10. Taking my mum to the Harry Potter studios, 2014. She'd wanted to go for such a long time, and she loves Harry Potter. It made her so happy and that's why it's one of my favourites.
    11. Being named my school's 'most likely to be a one-woman Friends tribute act' at the age of 17. I have used this achievement in many a job application in my time, and I stand by it.
    12. Seeing Joshua Radin live in London in 2013.
    13. Putting sand down my Grandad's back in Ireland, aged 3. I have no idea why I did this, but he was so good about it!
    14. Refreshers' Week, 2012.
    15. Watching over New York all lit up, from the top of the Empire State Building, 2015.
    16. Listening to My Name Is You in Herefordshire in 2013. You know when you have those moments where you're so happy, you're not sure you could be any happier, and you just know you'll remember it forever? This was one of those.
    17. Singing Shania Twain in the car with my mum on the way to pick up my A Level results, 2011. Shania is good for anxiety.
    18. Eating pastries in front of the Eiffel Tower and seeing it all lit up whilst interrrailing, 2013.
    19. Feeding Dolphins in Florida, 2002.
    20. Thorpe Park, 2009.
    21. Going on the bumper cars at my graduation ball in Southampton, 2014. The end of an era.
    22. Sunset boat cruise around Lisbon with my best friends for an early birthday present, 2018. Friends who sail together stay together.
    23. Seeing Zac Brown Band live in Toronto, 2015. Live open air concerts are the best.
    24. Every sleepover with my best friend Annie obsessing over the Jonas Brothers and watching too much Youtube. I can't even count how many we've had over the years, but Annie never fails to cheer me up/make me laugh/support me and she's the best. Also, Camp Rock.
    25. Walking around Tivoli Christmas Market in Copenhagen, 2017. Magic, but oh my god I've never been so cold.
    M x


    Today I hit the big 2-5, and this past year has thrown up a few things that I definitely didn't see happening. Instead of focusing on what is no longer there, or what's changed, I'm laying out 25 of my happiest memories, and taking back this upcoming year with the intention to make many more. This is what I've got so far:
    1. Sleeping under shooting stars in Monument Valley, USA, 2015. We all slept in sleeping bags, and it was bladdy freezing, but a once in a lifetime experience!
    2. Feeling on top of the city having drinks in Hong Kong, 2017. 
    3. Watching the fireworks in Disneyland Paris with my best friends, 2017.
    4. Completing therapy.
    5. Being part of the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in Rio in 2016. 
    6. Eating ice lollies whilst posing for a family photo in Clonmel, Ireland in 1995. We still have this photo!
    7. Filming for a BBC documentary on anxiety, 2017. This was one of the scariest things I've ever done, but I felt so proud of myself afterwards! It's yet to come out but hopefully sometime soonish...
    8. Hearing 'I love you' for the first time.
    9. Flying in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, 2015. Absolutely incredible.
    10. Taking my mum to the Harry Potter studios, 2014. She'd wanted to go for such a long time, and she loves Harry Potter. It made her so happy and that's why it's one of my favourites.
    11. Being named my school's 'most likely to be a one-woman Friends tribute act' at the age of 17. I have used this achievement in many a job application in my time, and I stand by it.
    12. Seeing Joshua Radin live in London in 2013.
    13. Putting sand down my Grandad's back in Ireland, aged 3. I have no idea why I did this, but he was so good about it!
    14. Refreshers' Week, 2012.
    15. Watching over New York all lit up, from the top of the Empire State Building, 2015.
    16. Listening to My Name Is You in Herefordshire in 2013. You know when you have those moments where you're so happy, you're not sure you could be any happier, and you just know you'll remember it forever? This was one of those.
    17. Singing Shania Twain in the car with my mum on the way to pick up my A Level results, 2011. Shania is good for anxiety.
    18. Eating pastries in front of the Eiffel Tower and seeing it all lit up whilst interrrailing, 2013.
    19. Feeding Dolphins in Florida, 2002.
    20. Thorpe Park, 2009.
    21. Going on the bumper cars at my graduation ball in Southampton, 2014. The end of an era.
    22. Sunset boat cruise around Lisbon with my best friends for an early birthday present, 2018. Friends who sail together stay together.
    23. Seeing Zac Brown Band live in Toronto, 2015. Live open air concerts are the best.
    24. Every sleepover with my best friend Annie obsessing over the Jonas Brothers and watching too much Youtube. I can't even count how many we've had over the years, but Annie never fails to cheer me up/make me laugh/support me and she's the best. Also, Camp Rock.
    25. Walking around Tivoli Christmas Market in Copenhagen, 2017. Magic, but oh my god I've never been so cold.
    M x
    . Friday, 29 June 2018 .

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