My goals for 2019

My goals for 2019

Why is it that a new year always makes us hopeful that things will be different, better, this year? The older I get the more 1 January just feels like any other day, but there’s still something about the calendar ticking over another year that makes just a small part of me feel that maybe something new is coming.

Things I’ve learnt in my first 30 years on earth (and things I’m still learning)

Things I’ve learnt in my first 30 years on earth (and things I’m still learning)

Today marks 30 years exactly since I came into the world. That’s 30 years of generally making my way in the world, and I don’t want to go all Kylie Jenner on you, but in that time I’ve realised some things. And I’m still realising some things.

How working for a start up cured me of my perfectionist tendencies

How working for a start up cured me of my perfectionist tendencies

It’s probably a combination of genes, 17 years of ballet training and four years at a selective entry school, but I am well and truly a perfectionist. I have two rules in life: if you’re going to do it you need to do it perfectly, and if you can’t do it perfectly then don’t attempt it at all.

Having a clear out – how to decide what stays and what goes

Having a clear out – how to decide what stays and what goes

Is there anything more therapeutic than a big clear out? As someone who is such an aggressive culler that I once made my mother cry while trying help her sort through her stuff, I guess I might be a little biased, but there’s not much that makes me feel more alive or de-stressed than getting rid of a whole bunch of stuff I really don’t need anymore.