Creating a ‘Fuck Budget’

This post is inspired by a blog post written by Vix Meldrew that I read earlier this year, and a conversation I had with some colleagues recently. We were talking about the idea of a ‘Fuck Budget’, which comes from the best-selling book by Sarah Knight, named ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**ck‘. Sarah Knight’s Fuck Budget ideology asks that we think about the things that we spend… View Post

Growth is Uncomfortable

I’m pretty open on my blog about things that are happening for me or what’s going on in my life and I think it’s really important that, as someone who writes about mental health a lot, that I’m really honest about things – it’s no good me being a ‘mental health blogger’ if I come on here and tell you how perfect my life is, knowing that it isn’t. This… View Post

I got dropped by my publisher

This year has been a bit of a shambles. January: Gave up freelancing, largely due to the breakdown of a relevant relationship February: Started a new job that turned out to be not at all what I wanted, left March: Dropped by my publisher. If I’m honest I can’t say I’m particularly thrilled about any of these things and I got through each one of them with the hope that… View Post

5 Tips for Easier Job Hunting

Ahh, job hunting. Anyone else find it super stressful? Well as I’ve done a fair bit of it lately, I thought I’d put together a list of some of the things that helped me to remain (a bit) sane whilst trying to find the right role. Work out your priorities and know exactly what you want from your jobIf you know what makes you happy at work, it’s easier to… View Post

Freelancing didn’t work out – and I’m fine with it

I’ve rewritten this post a few times. It’s not often that I do that, but I just felt that things weren’t coming out how I wanted. To be blunt, things have been a bit shit. I thought that freelancing could be the making of me. I went into it feeling excited and passionate and for a while I felt like it could be the best decision I’d ever made, and… View Post