Tag Archive: life lessons

March 2, 2016 - Written by:

How Looking After a Puppy for Two Weeks Has Taught Me That I’m Not Yet Ready for Motherhood


Sometimes, just sometimes, you think you might be ready for something. And sometimes, when my friends are having babies and getting pets and doing all of that grown up stuff, I think I might be just about ready for that next step in life too. We’ve been talking about getting a puppy for some time. A lovely little bundle of... Read the rest of this post...


December 2, 2015 - Written by:

My First Thanksgiving: A Missed Train, a Cold Slice of Pizza and Man Named John


This year, I experienced my very first Thanksgiving. But I wasn’t in America. I wasn’t even in London. Here’s what happened. I was in Birmingham for the first time with work. On the way back, I ended up missing my train, so I walked to Birmingham New Street station to see if I could catch another. I walked through the brightly-lit... Read the rest of this post...


October 23, 2015 - Written by:

‘Ah, Yes, the Past Can Hurt’… But it Can Also Remind You of Your Best Self.


I had a shit day this week. One of those days where everything piles on top of you. First, my mother called me at 7am from Karachi. She had to go last-minute because my sweet, mischievous, intelligent and beautiful granny passed away a few days ago, something I am still dealing with. Although it was lovely hearing my mum’s voice,... Read the rest of this post...


September 3, 2015 - Written by:

My Parkrun Experience – The Strength of a Running Community

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A few weeks ago, I went down to Southampton to spend the weekend with my dear friend Ollie. We’ve grown up together and I had yet to visit him in his lovely new house, and meet his crazy labradoodle, Oscar. We didn’t really have much of a plan of what to do whilst I was down there, but one thing... Read the rest of this post...


August 4, 2015 - Written by:

Ouch! Growing Pains and Why We Should Embrace Them

Goodbye Hello

Recently, someone who was a major fixture in my life has stepped down. It was a mutual decision, which was painful for both of us, but it had to happen. We simply weren’t able to give each other what we needed and so, with sadness and still a lot of love in our hearts, we parted. I’m not going to... Read the rest of this post...


May 20, 2015 - Written by:

CAREER: What Does Success ‘LOOK’ Like?


I have been thinking recently about how easy it is to determine if someone is successful based on how they ‘look’ on their public profiles. When I use the term ‘look’ I am referring to not only their face, but also how they portray themselves on social media platforms, which is a HUGE thing nowadays. I want to scratch your brain on a few things... Read the rest of this post...


May 14, 2015 - Written by:

The Age of the Selfie: Are We Losing Our ‘Selves’?


Selfies have been around quite a while now. Love them or loathe them it looks like they’re here to stay. When you really think about it, taking a picture of yourself is a bit weird, right? I’m definitely guilty of taking the odd selfie, but I couldn’t imagine constantly uploading new ones to social media – it would be exhausting!... Read the rest of this post...