Anything but Ordinary: twenty-something ambition explained with Disney

Is all this hard work really what I want? I suspect a lot of twenty-somethings have asked something similar at one time or another – at uni, in careerland, whilst scraping mould from the shower curtain. For example, it might be the question that pops into your head one Friday evening when you’ve had a … More Anything but Ordinary: twenty-something ambition explained with Disney

Book Review: Let The Dead Speak, Jane Casey’s Twistiest Mystery Yet

Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey Unpicking her twistiest crime scene yet, Maeve Kerrigan is back – and she’s had a promotion. At the end of 2015, the book I wanted to read didn’t seem to exist. There seemed to be a lack of crime novels with ambitious young heroines as protagonists, though there were … More Book Review: Let The Dead Speak, Jane Casey’s Twistiest Mystery Yet

Hack The Ceiling: How to close the gender gap in tech

Women are under represented in digital technology occupations. It’s a given – a well-known, hardly news-worthy, fact. Marie Stafford described the situation in her article for Campaign: despite being avid users of tech, women are dramatically underrepresented in the industry. In the UK, only 17% of IT specialists are women compared to a quarter of … More Hack The Ceiling: How to close the gender gap in tech

Hearing the Voice: Storytelling with Juliet Conlin

“Subject your senses – all five of them – to a wide range of different experiences. Challenge your preferences and dare to be uncomfortable. I think that if we always stay inside a narrow comfort zone, this weakens our ability to perceive and understand the world around us. Make your brain work!” … More Hearing the Voice: Storytelling with Juliet Conlin

A Cup Of Get Sh*t Done

Get shit done. As a mantra, I don’t imagine my granny would approve. But it’s seen me through deadlines, races, awkward meetings, breakups, and pretty much my entire twenty-something life. More thousands of words to write than hours in the day? Get shit done. No sleep, surviving on coffee, horrible “real-life” workload? Get shit done. Want to stay in … More A Cup Of Get Sh*t Done

I’m an impostor & everyone is about to find out

A fear that teachers or colleagues will realise you have no real grasp on the work.

A snake of insecurity that means you can’t comprehend how you deserve to be part of a friendship circle.

A shiver of apprehension every time you have to present something because of a belief that your ideas or results can’t possibly be enough.

Or – as in my case – a cold, constant voice in the back of your head telling you that you are not really a writer, that you’ve been fooling everyone and one day they’ll turn on you because of it.

Oh yes, it’s time to talk Impostor Syndrome.

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