Why All Writers Have Two Personalities

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

How To Settle Quickly In A New Country

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

The Freefall Moment of Going Freelance

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

Is Procrastinating Making Your Anxiety Worse?

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?

It’s Just Business – Nothing Personal.

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.