You wouldn't think a Masters in Creative Writing would lead you to the conclusion that you're schizophrenic. Or at least, not immediately. You'd want to work up to that after two years of batting the idea back and forth, at the very least. In fact, it's widely accepted that all writers have a dual personality…Read more Why All Writers Have Two Personalities
Moving country is definitely the most exciting thing I've ever done* but it's also the most terrifying. Especially if, like me, you have anxiety around: Travelling (flying specifically) Being alone in busy social situations Feeling lost (both physically and metaphysically. I want to know where I'm going on a map as well as in life)…Read more How To Settle Quickly In A New Country
I am in freefall. I knew it was going to happen, but somehow that didn't make the actual happening part any easier. My final pay check came through and now I am without a parachute. For the first time in over 10 years, I don't have a steady income. All the money I make from here…Read more The Freefall Moment of Going Freelance
I like to think I'm made of some pretty stern stuff. I have a number of incredibly strong women in my family, something I've always been thankful for. My Nan is a toughened northerner, my Mum has raised me and my sister whilst holding down a high powered city job and my Aunt is one…Read more How To Handle Bosses That Make You Cry
I don't know why I do it. So my car tax was up for renewal. I got an email reminder months in advance. Then the months ticked into weeks. Then the weeks compressed to days. And now I'm here trying to frantically search for something affordable in the four hour window I've given myself to…Read more Is Procrastinating Making Your Anxiety Worse?
Generally, when these words are uttered to you, it feels pretty darn personal. Or at least it did to me. It also feels like you've failed somehow, which isn't a nice feeling. When I got told recently that the changes to my role were 'just business, nothing personal' - it didn't sink in. They might…Read more “It’s Just Business, Nothing Personal” -Why Redundancy Makes You Feel Like A Failure