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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

Have we stopped checking in?

I saw a tweet the other day that had gained a lot of traction – of course I can’t find it again now to show you – from a guy saying that he felt social media had perhaps encouraged us to stop checking in with our pals. I think there are a lot of conversations had often about the impacts of social media use but I found this one particularly… View Post

Moving in together – six months on

It’s been six months since my boyfriend and I moved into our own flat. We’ve been together for seven years next month and I felt pretty confident that we knew each other inside-out, and that moving in together wouldn’t have that much of an effect on our relationship: we’ve spent most nights together for the past few years anyway. Lots of people told me – and I’d read – that… View Post