Leadership

Recently, I’ve been thinking about leadership in all guises.  And when I think about it, I realise that everyone will have taken the lead at some point in their lives: Games in the playground often have a leader who dictates which friend can be the captain and which character everyone will play. In our jobs,…

Things to consider before a career change

So the job you’re doing isn’t ‘sparking joy’.  You’ve reached the maximum happiness output you feel you’ll achieve and the job isn’t all you hoped it would be.  Maybe you’re worried you’ll be wasting your (£9,000 if you’re lucky, but more likely £27,000) BSc, your PGCE or your Masters (and an additional £9,000).  Maybe you’re…

Successes and Failures – Part 3 of 3

You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. My darling best friend spent a long time considering his successes and failures and sent me a very long message.  Wishing to do it justice, I’ve decided to write it out as he shared it with me so it maintains his voice and the eloquence…

Successes and Failures – Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 I wrote about personal and global achievements and disasters. Whilst writing, I messaged friends and they kindly shared with me some of their own successes and failures.  Hopefully, by grouping them into themes, I haven’t reduced their poignancy. [Since writing Part 2, other friends have messaged with their own experiences, so I’ve…

Requirements

I thought I knew exactly what I was looking for: a man who was a few years older, on the path of a good career, driven, wealthy, intelligent, gorgeous, social, funny, great in bed.  And then I met this guy.  Who didn’t tick all the boxes.  I’ve been with my boyfriend for over three months now….

Adult life, on fast-forward

30’s the new 20. They said. You’ve got ages to start worrying about all that grown-up stuff. They said. And I listened.  But over the past week or so, many of my twentysomething friends have seemed to suddenly grow up; they are: moving in with their partners, buying properties, trying to procreate, actually pregnant. I was under…