Wanting Success as a Woman

I think success has different meanings for different people. For some, it’s having lots of money and a fruitful career. For some, it’s happiness and marriage and family life. For me, it’s both. I feel like still, in 2018, wanting a successful career as a young woman is seen as not the done thing. I think people still associate high flying careers with men. Men are still seen as the… View Post

Am I supposed to have my sh*t together?

When I was younger, I thought that when I was in my twenties I’d be absolutely bloomin’ sorted. I’d be in a good job earning lots of money, socialising a lot and be living in a lovely house with my lovely husband, cooking pancakes for breakfast every morning. Well firstly it’s usually a cereal bar on my way to work, and secondly if I want to be ‘living in a… View Post

Date Night on a Budget

1 Go for a walk and talk to each other Although a little weather dependent, this is one of my favourite things to do. It actually comes from when I was struggling a lot with my mental health and my boyfriend would encourage me to walk with him, and I guess it’s something we just kept on doing. We sometimes meet after work to walk, and we walk most weekends.… View Post

My Guide to Mastering Mindfulness

I feel like the word ‘mindfulness’ is one that has been thrown around a lot lately and it seems like it’s everywhere you turn, but as far as I’m concerned, it is actually something worth thinking about. If you can find what works for you, it can be a really helpful in improving – and preserving – mental wellbeing. I’d definitely class myself now as somebody who is in recovery,… View Post

You don’t have to settle

My boyfriend is probably going to take the piss out of me for this. I’m generally quite open about my relationship and have written about my boyfriend in some silly posts about what it’s really like to be in a long-term relationship, and light-hearted explorations into how blooming annoying men can be, but being in a relationship is actually a pretty serious thing. I’ve been in mine for nearly six… View Post