Sweaty palms, shaky hands, heart pounding, nausea. All side effects of social anxiety and, in my case, a fear of public speaking. I wouldn’t call myself an anxious person in my day to day life nor am I diagnosed with anxiety but ask me to speak to a group of people and watch me become… Continue reading Let’s talk about: The Fear of Public Speaking
Something I haven't really spoken about on here is my love for TV. It's true, I am a TV junkie. Specifically, a good TV series drama that I can get thoroughly, emotionally invested in. It will have the following criteria: A long running romance arc (obviously)Some humorous moments Some (many) episodes that will make you… Continue reading TV Shows that Changed My Life
We've all seen the quotes, the posts on social media from influencers telling us to practice self-love, to not let the perception of others make you feel any less than and to focus on your own path. All of which is sound advise but in practice how many of us are truly able to do… Continue reading Why Comparison is the Thief of Joy
Friendships make our world go round just a little bit easier. A tough breakup, fighting with your family, work woes...your friends can be what see you through. Friends dry your tears when you cry, hype you up when you're losing self belief, pick you up when you (metaphorically) fall, laugh when you (literally) fall....Through the… Continue reading Toxic Friendships…and how to end them
Hey friends, hope you're all well. Anybody else slowly melting from this crazy heatwave we've got going in the UK?! I have some life news this week - I’ve just started a new job! It’s a secondment within a similar department but it could be a great opportunity for now and the future. As a… Continue reading The Climb
In my late teens/early twenties I was THE Queen of procrastination. I was so bad I once wrote a whole University essay the night before it was due because I'd put it off that long. Have you ever tried Harvard Referencing at 6am on no sleep? I do not recommend it...I would put off school… Continue reading Productivity 101… by a self-confessed procrastinator
I love books, always have, always will. Romance, Mystery, Historical, Court Room Thriller...give me a good book and I'm happy. Oh, the joy I feel reading a good book - and if I'm on holiday laying by the pool it's even better! Jaqueline Wilson saw me through my early years, followed by Louise Rennison (any… Continue reading For The Love of Books
The last nine years of my life are filled with many, many memories that I will look back on forever. Some good, some not so good, some plain tragic but all together they make up the decade of my life in which I consistently spent trying to “get my shit together”. I'm proud to report… Continue reading 30 Before 30!
This Book Challenge starts with a little story. About 4 years ago I decided to look up the “Top Ten Books of All Time” and, to my shame, I hadn’t read any of them. So I decided to buy all ten and promised to read them next. However, they ended up on my ever growing… Continue reading 2020 Book Challenge (and book reviews!)
I’m one of those people that gets excited by New Years. A fresh start, a do-over an opportunity to have “the best year yet”. But we’re fast approaching July and I have to say this is definitely not a good year. I mean obvious global pandemic aside that is... I’m a list girl, I live… Continue reading Is Everyone Moving Forward Without Me?