Making decisions

For those of you who know me, you'll be aware of how dreadful I am at making decisions. I can easily spend 2+ hours deciding what I want to eat for my tea before eventually falling into bed with nothing but a bowl of plain pasta in my stomach.

Not only am I bad at making decisions but I'm also not very good at sticking to a single choice once my mind is made up. To put it simply, I am probably one of the most indecisive people in the world.

However this has all recently changed, well kind of.

For many years I have dreamt of travelling the world, visiting far off countries and spending my time volunteering, but I have never once committed to a plan (and believe me, there were many many plans). But I've decided to make 2016 my year of not only making decisions but sticking to them too. 

In December I committed to moving out of my parents and in with my boyfriend. In January I made the choice to buy new furniture and committed to purchases by handing over a lot of money (cry). In February I fancied visiting a new Scottish Isle and, with a little help from the fella, decided on a camping trip to Islay. And finally in March I have followed through with my backlog of plans and can finally say I will be volunteering abroad.

In October 2016 I'll be working alongside Edukid, a charity dedicated to providing quality education for underprivileged school children in Palestine, Uganda and Cambodia. My trip will see me spend a week in Cambodia learning about how Edukid are supporting both children and their families. If you'd like to know more about Edukid please visit: www.edukid.org.uk

In advance of my trip I will be raising funds for the charity. If you'd like to show your support you can do so by donating through JustGiving here: www.justgiving.com/rhiarhiajones

I'm now counting down the days to my holiday on Islay as well as a once in a lifetime trip. I couldn't wish for a better start to 2016 - Here's to better decision making!

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My first LIVE sports match

I come from a family who, surprising as it may seem, is not particularly interested in popular sports. We're physically active but football, rugby and cricket have never played a central part in my life and I'm really happy about this.  

Last Thursday I watched my first LIVE match, a rugby league match to be exact. While an evening at the rugby isn't my ideal, I was surprised as I actually had a really great time! My fella, Ryan, is a huge supporter of Leeds Rhinos and attending the first game of the season seemed like a nice little treat, so I took the plunge and bought the tickets. 

During the game I was reminded that I know absolutely nothing about the sport, and after asking a lot of dumb, obvious questions I started to get into the spirit of things. The loud cheers going on around me were a great help, they reminded me I was supposed to watch the game and not the crowd... Surely I'm not the only person who dozes off at LIVE games?!

By the end of the game I found myself shouting and cheering at men running about in tiny shorts, hurling each other towards the floor and hopefully scoring a try. Unlucky for Ryan, it turns out the Rhino's weren't having much luck at hurling Warrington Wolves towards the floor as they lost 12-10.

I'm pretty sure I'll get to see a winning game before too long and I'd love to say I'm looking forward to it (maybe).