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It’s time to say goodbye to self doubt (because it’s making me completely fucking useless)

It took me a grand total of 57 minutes to reply to an email the other day. Fifty seven. Nearly an hour. The word count of said email? Also 57, if you exclude the greeting, pleasantries and sign off, which I will because I can and it works better for what I’m about to say.… Continue reading It’s time to say goodbye to self doubt (because it’s making me completely fucking useless)

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Here are the things I’m doing to become a better writer

Writing is one of my most coveted skills, so when I think about the (vast number of) improvements I want to make to my online space and indeed my general self, it always comes out on top. One of my aims this year is to make the things I write better – to make them… Continue reading Here are the things I’m doing to become a better writer

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A pre-spring slump (and how I’m riding it out)

My days at the moment all seem to go a little something like this; I half-wake, begrudgingly, at the sound of the alarm, but dragging my whole self out of the realm of sleep seems impossible. Despite this I start to scroll at something I can barely see – it’s my phone, obviously, and it’s… Continue reading A pre-spring slump (and how I’m riding it out)

Styling a trench coat for spring
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On finally learning to enjoy learning

I haven't really enjoyed the process of learning for years. The book character that I was probably most compared to as a child was - classic noughties cliché alert - Hermione Granger. Not for having bushy hair (it’s always been fine and flat) or for being badass (I was a hopelessly wimpy), but for being… Continue reading On finally learning to enjoy learning

International Women's Day
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The things my future daughter should have complete, unwavering belief in

I feel I should really start by clarifying that hi, not pregnant, not referring to a daughter I just happen to have on the way. Last week, though, I was musing, as I often do, because I am a person who likes to muse a lot, quite often about nonsense but sometimes about actual, relevant… Continue reading The things my future daughter should have complete, unwavering belief in

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A vow to find pockets of calm in a constantly busy world

If someone asked me to name a feeling that I don’t feel as often as I would like (I don’t know why someone would ask me that, but humour me here), I would probably say ‘calm’. In part, that’s a personal thing. I like being busy, I can’t relax when there are still things to… Continue reading A vow to find pockets of calm in a constantly busy world

Negative effects of social media
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Instagram is making me hate perfectly nice things and it’s pathetic

I went for lunch with a friend the other day. After we’d caught up on the important things – her recent trip to NYC, what we wanted to eat, which of the middle aged men in the office was being most of a displeasure to work with that day – we moved on to more… Continue reading Instagram is making me hate perfectly nice things and it’s pathetic