The exhaustion of woman

I'm sat alone in the middle of a restaurant - a table for one. The introverted part of me wants a discreet table in the corner so I can morph into the d├ęcor, so that I can be an unimposing onlooker of those around me. And yet, as I embrace my central position I realise... Continue Reading →

Alone in Berlin.

It was time for a holiday - I was exhausted in my bones. I headed off to Berlin for a few days of alone time - to feed my soul with culture, food and sleep. The last thing I wanted to do was get on the easyjet plane and spend two hours in a tin... Continue Reading →

Down and out.

Let's roll back to circa June 2018. I had been bestowed with 6 weeks' gardening leave between finishing my job and starting a new one. It had been a battle of a journey; the job I had left was not conducive to my health or my happiness. By the time I walked from their offices... Continue Reading →

Distinctive study strategies

On Saturday I received my Masters result: I was awarded a Distinction. I opened the envelope in a slightly dismissal fashion, blissfully unaware that I was due to receive my transcript. I had plans, I had places to be that day, and this was just one more piece of mail to open before heading out... Continue Reading →

Flow in the face of adversity.

We recently conducted a stress test within our team; all 11 members answered an online questionnaire which compiled of 20 questions. The mean stress level was 52 and I came in at a peachy 82. The co-ordinator sent round a witty "summary" of the results and proposed that I hide my stress well. Those words... Continue Reading →

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