Being Authentic

“Authentic” is my own personal buzzword right now. It’s come from a number of different things happening together.

I thought I knew myself quite well. I feel I have a high emotional intelligence in that I can read others’ and my own feelings and personalities very well. However, a few weeks ago I received some character feedback from my boss which was not expected in the slightest.

It threw me completely off balance, and the problem-solver I am, I sat down to try to work it all out. [Read more…]

5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Make Friends

I think that meeting new friends as an adult is probably one of the hardest things we do. It’s not like you’re in school and are put together with people – and the people we’re put together with at work aren’t always people we could approach to become friends with.

Cambridge is a strange place. Big enough to have a lot going on, but small enough to feel like a village. Everyone knows everyone else, and once you’ve made a few connections, you’re sorted. But it’s taking those first few steps and getting those first connections that is the hardest.

I’ve written about this before, but having spoken with people recently about what they can do right now to help them make more friends, I thought it’d be worth writing about it again. [Read more…]

How to be Frugal, Yet Fabulous

Coat – Primark / Dress – George at Asda (bought on eBay for £4 / Shoes – New Look (bought on eBay for £4) / Bag – Accessorize

As I mentioned last week, over the past year I have had to really live frugally. I made the decision in 2014 to switch from my well paid, but not interesting role as a PA to doing things I actually like. This started with me being a recruiter, then as an apprenticeship recruiter and now in my current job. Although I have worked myself up to a good salary now, it has taken time, and especially as the recruitment jobs were commission-based.

I don’t think I appreciated my good salaries when I was in Japan and Germany. It took quite a while to learn to be frugal again, though not wanting to revert back to my student days of eating omelettes and beans every day! [Read more…]

How to Find a Therapist (UK)

Nicole from Writes Like a Girl recently wrote a post on how to find a therapist in the US, and I highly recommend giving her post a read. I thought I’d like to write a British version.

I’ve had quite a stressful week. I moved house, went on an amazing date with someone I know through my job, but it turned sour when he messaged me the next day asking if I wanted a threesome, and I woke on Monday morning to find that my little sister had been taken into hospital overnight, all alone because dad’s on holiday. [Read more…]

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