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.
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 the year 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.
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.
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.
The way we react and talk about trauma has changed thanks to the rise of social media and 24-hr news cycles. Recently, we saw this following the massacre in Orlando, the murder of MP Jo Cox, the EU Referendum more generally. All very different events. All followed by outpourings of grief, condolence, anger, support that went viral and … Continue reading On Silence & Speaking Up (Or Why Our Voices Matter)
Choosing what is right for you in terms of the openness of your relationship is entirely between you and the other(s) involved. There's no right or wrong kind between consenting adults. But is monogamy natural in the first place? That's a different question.
Music has played a defining role in my life – the friends, the ideas, the experiences. Music is a glue binding the piece of my life together, teaching me lessons I didn’t even realise I was being taught. This is a piece about those lessons. Enjoy. And mind the cheese.
Like so many love stories, this one begins with two strangers meeting on a Saturday night in an overcrowded bar and ending with regrets. Or rather, like so many modern undefined-relationship stories, this one actually begins with two people with mutual Facebook friends meeting IRL and ending via Whatsapp. Oh yes, here we go: the non-relationship.
Holidays. Sweet, sunbright holidays. Glorious free time: carved out of the calendar in pink highlighter, counted down to with glee, finally arriving with a sense of smug satisfaction as you set your out-of-office email and flee for the hills or the sea. Here is an excellent video by my brother about where we went and … Continue reading Recline, Refresh, Rethink : 10 thoughts from 10 days on a boat
Money, money, money; money on my mind. In fact, more and more often, personal finance creeps into my brain and tickles like an earworm. This isn’t surprising. As a twenty-something, I am (verrryyyy slowly) levelling up on the grownup front. I've been doing the stuff like pay bills and budget for a while but now I'm also … Continue reading How Mindful Money Means Living A Little Better