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21st July 2017 - No Comments!

Creative vs intelligence

All my life I have been referred to as 'arty' and very rarely in a complimentary way as if being 'arty' is something to be frowned upon or isn't as good as being academic (clever). And when people start to talk about academia they refer to me as 'creative' like somehow creativity and being academic are opposing forces or you have to be one and not the other. Read more...

9th June 2017 - No Comments!

Self-doubt

There's this cycle of agreement amongst creatives, I believe Marcus Romer tweeted 'The Creative Process: 1. This is awesome 2. This is tricky 3. This is shit 4. I am shit 5. This might be ok 6. This is awesome'. This tweet was shared thousands of times and posters have been made out of it. Read more...

11th November 2016 - No Comments!

Finding your spark again

We all get those days when we just aren't feeling it. When the ideas don't come and we just stare at a blank page. But what do you do if those days turn into weeks and feelings of inadequacy creep in more and more, perpetuating that feeling, and you are just paralysed by the lack of ideas. Read more...

9th September 2016 - No Comments!

Networking and introverts

Now that I am back in the saddle, I am back to attending networking events which as an introvert I always find challenging. And if like me you too suffer from being amongst a large group of people, here are a few tips I find helpful at these events:

  1. First and foremost I go with the intent of making one meaningful connection that I can follow up on.
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4th January 2016 - No Comments!

The best is yet to come

It is always a good idea to start the year with expectation and positivity. The future is yet to be written, the past is gone and a new year brings new hope.

May this year be your best year yet.

I love fresh starts, new beginnings, a clean slate; they bring so much joy, anticipation and expectation. Read more...

24th December 2015 - 1 comment.

This is not the end

As the year draws to a close and most people prepare for Christmas. I am preparing for the arrival of my first child. A daunting prospect but a happy occasion none the less.

For the last five years I have been building my own business with the intention that it would be flexible, among other things, and work in unison with family life. Read more...