Advice from someone with one hour left of being 30

30 is almost a wrap for me! I was really shocked when my 20s suddenly ended a few months into the pandemic. We see 30 coming from a long way off, looming scarily on the horizon throughout our 20s, but it’s still a shock when it finally arrives. Turning 30 is for other people! People…

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That was the year I was thirty

Sorry in advance if my writing’s a bit clunky in this blog. I’ve been finding it hard to write recently. I think this is because I’m a little stressed at the moment and my mind reacts to stress by abruptly switching off, like an overheated laptop. Regardless, it’s a birthday tradition to celebrate my continued…

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5 reasons rainy Sundays are good for the soul

1. You don’t have to feel guilty about staying inside all day. Nothing gets done on rainy Sundays. 2. You can wear unattractively comfortable clothing all day long. Not a scrap of denim in sight. 3. Endless cups of tea. 4. You can enjoy old lady activities like reading, arts and crafts, baking, or doing…

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Feeling a bit meh today? Let me pull a magical oracle card to inspire you

Today is one of those days, don’t you think? Outside is windy and gross. I’m personally not feeling very chipper. I got annoyed today on my lunch break walk around the park because a bunch of other people had the audacity to also be going for a lunch break walk around the park. Do you…

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What does Covid-19 feel like?

So far, 2.5 million people have died from Covid-19 worldwide. Luckily, I’m one of the 64.2 million who made a full recovery. Two things before I tell you about my experience of Covid: 1. Frustratingly, I was unable to get a home test for the entire week I was ill (there weren’t any available) so…

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10 funny things you do when you have social anxiety

I didn’t know social anxiety was an actual thing until memes happened and I realised nearly everyone is a chaotic, awkward mess on the inside while portraying an air of easy breezy coolness – with varying degrees of success. I’ll start off by saying that social anxiety isn’t always funny. It can be crippling; it…

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Here’s the trick to mastering the work from home (WFH) life

Every day I write about working from home (while working from home) for my job as content editor for a company that sells the noble dream of a workplace utopia in which every employee is super active, happy and smashing business targets like excited puppies. Business puppies. Because I write about working from home every…

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How do you know when fear is ruling your life?

I’m a natural scaredy-cat. As a child I lagged behind my big sister and cousins as they tore around the fields and scrambled up trees outside our grandparents’ house in France. I wanted to keep up; I wanted to be brave and fearless like them and not care about hurting myself – but even from…

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Today I’m an unwilling member of the 5am club

The 5am Club is an exhausting-sounding book I haven’t read by a hairless CEO/lawyer named Robin Sharma. The basic premise, as far as I know, is that to not waste your stupid pointless little life you need to get up at 5am every day and immediately spend 20 minutes exercising, 20 minutes planning and 20…

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Winding my spring

Do you ever wake up in the morning and just think…nope? I don’t want to do today. It’s like being pelted with tomatoes except the tomatoes are actually all the things you have to do to earn a living and stay alive and all of the many seemingly insurmountable tasks involved with that. A few…

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