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Friends, Greece & Turning 26 | My Reverse Bucket List

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurus My initial approach for this post was to write about gratitude but I struggled to find a way of expressing it until I read about the reverse bucket list. I’d never heard of a reverse bucket list before. Apparently it has been around for a while but for me this was a new concept. A reverse bucket list is...

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Roy T. Bennett After a week of roaming around the house in a gown and headscarf avoiding the world, it was finally time to put the last tip I shared on getting your groove back after a set back to work. I was done with feeling sorry for myself and knew I needed to get my mind off the negativity that had been keeping me company over the last few days. What better way than to attend a random event I found on eventbrite?...

Getting Your Groove Back after a Set Back

“Don't live the same day over and over again and call that a life. Life is about evolving mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.” ~ Germany Kent It’s easy to feel like never leaving your house when you have the privilege of working from home as often as I do. Not many companies allow that and it’s a perk I will never take for granted. It comes in handy when the plumber is coming around or when life knocks you down and you need a minute or two before you can get back up again...

Retrospective on My 2017 Goals

“In retrospect we can only be thankful to all the mistakes that we made and to all the lessons that we learned from them!” Avijeet Das. Yesterday at work you had an agile retrospective with your team to discuss a project from last year that didn’t go as expected. The meeting was held to reflect on what went well during a project, what didn’t go so well and identifies actions for improvement going forward. This inspired you to have a retrospective with yourself on the goals you had set for 2017. But, before we start this process I want you to remember 3 things...

3 Reason Why You Don’t Need Social Media

“Distracted from distraction by distraction” ~ T.S. Eliot. At some point towards the end of 2017, you came to the realisation that social media was slowly becoming an issue for you. You used these platforms every single day without fail and to be completely honest, you weren’t using them in a healthy way. Do you agree?

Bringing in 2018

“Let all the failures of your past year be your best guide in the New Year!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan. It’s been three days since 2018 started and so far, so good. You spent the first three days of your new year working on your blog instead of nursing a hangover, and this year you actually showed your face in the office feeling fresh and ready to work. 2018 is off to a good start! So how did you bring in 2018?

And So It Begins…

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." ~ Cyril Connolly. On the last day of 2017 you were rampaging through your room at 2:00am after reading the post you wrote about re-reading your old posts. In your search, you were looking for something you wrote a long time ago, way before this little blog of yours was born. Do you remember what that was?