Lessons Learnt from 2017 | The Career Dilemma

It’s been a weird year for me. After finishing my therapy sessions right at the start of the year, I was in a much better position to shape 2017 into what I wanted it to be. I wasn’t cured – I probably never will be – but I had the strength to change my circumstances, even when it was scary. I’d been in the same job for almost three years… View Post

LAPLAND

LAPLAND. Last Friday morning I got up at 2AM and traveled to Finland with my whole family – thirteen of us in total. My brother – aged four – and sister – eleven – were the complete embodiment of excitement and, as we arrived at the airport and met up with my Uncle, Aunt and three cousins – all under ten – you couldn’t not become swept up in the… View Post

2017 in Retrospect

It’s been a funny old year. Whilst it’s been quite a bumpy year and a lot has happened, I decided to think about the positives that have come from this year – it hasn’t all been bad! I quit two jobs that made me unhappy I chose a career I actually want I finished therapy right at the start of the year I won Blogosphere Mag’s Lifestyle Blogger of the… View Post

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: For Her

As much as I’m finding it hard to believe that Christmas is nearly here, I’m feeling excited about it this year. The last couple of years have been hard-going and I found it hard to enjoy the festivities a lot of the time, but given that I’m feeling a bit more festive this year I decided to put together a gift guide. I love reading other people’s and it’s such… View Post

I just want to be happy

I have a little thing in life which helps me to make decisions. “Is this what five-year-old Hannah would have wanted?”  If not, it’s probably not right for me. When I had therapy last year, I learnt to practice self-compassion and gained an understanding of the little girl I used to be, the one that experienced more than any child should, which would then develop into the CPTSD I’m now… View Post