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8 things I have learnt during the year of 2015

So 2015 is nearly over, something I really cannot believe! However, it is safe to say that this year has been one of the most action pack, crazy, amazing years of my life... I have managed to cram in so much and actually achieve a lot whether that be personal or academic.
Instead of writing a huge list of all the things I have done this year I am going to try and summarise it into 8 manageable lessons which I feel I have learnt during the last 12 months...

NUMBER 1: Always be open to new adventure's
This can probably be applied to many circumstances over the past year, whether that is helping Anne Eliot to write a book or saying yes to the NCS program (even if it was extremely last minute!). As you can have a great time and make the most amazing friends in the process!

NUMBER 2: Looking at things from another angle can be so eye- opening
For this one I am referring back to my work experience that I did just before the summer with a team of physio's. As you can imagine I …

My opinion on Kylie Jenner using a wheelchair as a prop

Firstly I never thought that I would talk about Kylie Jenner, but a few things need to be said. This is solely my opinion, despite the contrasting views, this is what I think. 

If you haven't heard, Kylie Jenner recently has been seen posing on the cover of Interview Magazine in a wheelchair. That in itself doesn't sound that complicated, but trust me when I say it is. I don't actually think there is a simple way of describing what my opinion is, but I'm trying. I'm trying to show how this is so much more than a celebrity posing for a camera, whether the motives for this was to be bold or use the shock tactic. Also how I'm not just writing this because I think it is wrong for an able-bodied person to use mobility aids and disability as some kind of fashion accessory. It runs much deeper than that. 
Firstly, as someone who has a physical disability it made me do a double take, were my eyes deceiving me? But after that it was the responses and 'justifications&#…