I shall impart the wisdom of motherhood. You shall forever think of me as the mother-oracle. (Or perhaps as a real JOKER seeing as my motherhood months only total...seven. But everyone has something to contribute, right?)
“Oh my god! I'm so bored I can’t bear it. Bare it* Bear? Bare? Oh who gives a shit” I am typing furiously to my colleague, my fellow receptionist who is currently manning the desk at our other office. MSN Messenger is still a thing and takes up 90% of my working day. I want … Continue reading LIFE LESSONS FROM THE RECEPTION DESK
I’ve been on maternity leave for six months now and as with most things you’ve never done before, you can have a slightly rose-tinted view of how things are going to be. For me, it’s been magical except for one thing...reading! I envisaged with all the sleeping my baby would be doing (ha...ha...ha) that I’d … Continue reading Maternity Leave Hack: Plug into Podcasts
I'm delivering a presentation at work and 2 minutes in, a colleague randomly shouts, 'why aye man!' across the boardroom table. Everyone laughs. As bizarre as this scenario sounds it wasn't the first (or last) time it's happened. As a person with a regional accent, I regularly come across a strange grey area of prejudice that creeps into my day-to-day London life … Continue reading Why Is Regional Prejudice Still A Thing?
I have spent the past seven years in London working my way onto one of the most established women's magazines in the country, Grazia magazine. But after less than a year, I quit my job and headed back to the North East... jobless. When the idea of leaving was just that, an idea, I began … Continue reading Am I Guilty of Not ‘Leaning In’, Just When Society Needed Me to Go the Extra Mile?