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.
… More I’m an impostor & everyone is about to find out
Culinary disaster, that’s me in a nutshell. Or at least it was. Until I hit my twenties, I was the sort of person who could burn soup. One time I tried to make a Moroccan chicken dish for a bunch of friends and my mum had to take over in order to save the house … More HelloFresh vs Gousto: A Fake Foodie Review
It’s that time of the year again. Everything tastes of change – the air, the breeze, the extra shot of espresso in the morning. There’s something about the shift through autumn into winter that puts the year in perspective. And as 2016 moves to its close, I figure it’s time to look back at everything that’s happened.
Prepare for some oversharing. And some cheese. And some gifs. As per. … More Ch-ch-ch-changes: 2016, the story of a quarter-life breakthrough
Dot Matrix by Jack Binding – a darkly amusing revenge story with a spooky twist that’s perfect as the year creeps into winter. … More Horror, Horror, Horror: Dot Matrix by Jack Binding
For anyone who has ever struggled with their mental health – or who knows some who has – Walking On Custard is an absolute must-read. In a recent Q&A with the author himself, we discussed this stunning book and what he’s up to next. … More Walking On Custard: An Interview With Neil Hughes
At the risk of sounding like I’m going through my post-adolescent idealistic phase (a fair assumption), I want to talk about an idea referred to as #fintechforgood – or the technology behind money that is making finance a more sustainable industry in terms of people, planet and profit. … More #FintechForGood: Swipe Right For A Better Future
Matilda is one of my favourite literary heroines – strong-minded, smart, sassy, an enthusiast in life. And Roald Dahl’s novel, other than being the rebellious nerd’s handbook to growing up good, has a very special message I don’t think any other makes quite so brilliantly: books are magic (uniquely, portably so) and they give us power – super powers – that we barely notice.
Here are my musings upon that, with some ideas for how we can become Real Life Superheroes. … More 7 Reasons Literacy is a Superpower
I am not trying to sell you a new job (although we are hiring if you’re awesome and want to work with me) but this blog does ask you to examine your idea of “careerism”. If you stop half way, you may suffer from the following symptoms: confusion, anxiety, nausea, uncontrollable weeping and intense itchiness of the feet. If you do experience any of these, don’t worry, it’ll pass once you get off your butt and change your stars. … More Writing, Fintech & Multipotential Lives
They say, “You can’t regret what you didn’t do.” But what does that even mean? And is it true? A few thoughts on why we have regrets about inaction and how this is actually, secretly, kind of a good thing. … More Regret & the Trauma of Almost
The Game by Neil Strauss They say “Don’t hate the player, hate The Game.” But after reading Strauss’ Number One Best Seller, it’s clear the player’s got problems too When I’ve had a tipple too many, I have a habit of buying everything on my Amazon wishlist. Sometimes I catch it in time to cancel … More Book Review: OK so I read The Game by Neil Strauss