My experience: the advantages and disadvantages of taking a career break.

My Career Break: Last year I left my job because I needed a change. I wanted to explore more exciting opportunities, get a job in a new area and take a well deserved break because life is short. During my four month career break I looked for a new job, slept, went on holiday, painted my room, went to a few concerts and workshops, relaxed and spent most of my mornings in the gym. I haven’t had that much time to myself since I left university and it was so peaceful. It sounds silly, but I didn’t realize how much […]

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Why wait until the new year to execute your goals? 🤸🏾‍♀️

Today is Saturday 21st of December 2019. There are only 10 days left of the year. You don’t have to wait until the new year to start executing your goals. If you start laying the foundations now, it will be easier for you to start the new decade focused. Yes, the new decade. Welcome to the 20s. If you want to get healthier, why not start going to the gym once a week from now, if you want to start a business, why not start a mailing list now so people will get notified when you finally launch. If you […]

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I’m the love of my life

Love of my life. A few months ago, I came to the realization that I’m the love of my life. Sounds weird and a bit narcissistic, but hear me out. Fairytales Whilst writing my Life after Graduation post, I remembered how we’re expected to find the love of our lives in uni, just like the movies and have a romance like the Notebook, High School Musical or like Awkward before Jenna cheated on Matty Mckibben and then you live happily ever after. Yeah?! Life has a funny way of reminding you that fairytales only exist on Disney and Fox. Instead […]

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The Book Review of Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.

The book I’ll be reviewing today is Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Cal Newport is a very interesting and well accomplished man. He is a Computer Science professor at Georgetown University, the author of six self help books, published 60 peer reviewed papers and a TEDx speaker all before the age of 40. Most interestingly, he has never had a social media account.  Book summary The book focuses on how fragmented our attention and concentration has become due to the use of social media and networking tools. Cal explains what deep […]

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Is Self-love the best love? 

Self-love is the “regard for one’s own well-being and happiness” — Oxford Dictionary Having a regard for your happiness and well-being means making the active effort to participate in activities that enhance your well-being and make you happy, while saying no to things that don’t bring you joy and cause you pain. Self-love, to me, is making my happiness and well-being a priority whilst learning to love my strengths and flaws. It’s taking the time to rest and recover to prevent burning out. It’s making the conscious decision to commit to being the best possible person I can be, saying […]

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Whatever doesn’t serve you will be ripped away

What does it mean when something serves you? When something serves you, it elevates you, inspires you and makes you happy. When something no longer serves you, it stagnates, regresses and upsets you. Over time I’ve learned that holding onto things that no longer serve me will lead to them being ripped away from me. Whether it’s friends, relationships, jobs and nails (when I cheat on my nail tech), all get taken away at some point. Occasionally, I’ll make the conscious decision to let go because I’ve realised these things are not getting me anywhere, other times I’ll hold on […]

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Stop living for your parents

“Death is the only destination we all share” “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life… Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs, 2005 Hi, you’re going to die one day, stop living for your parents. From my own experiences, the experiences of my friends, family and many others, I have noticed that too many of us are living for our parents. There is a difference between wanting to make your parents proud by doing things they […]

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Sarah takes Seville!

To escape the cold British weather, I took my second solo trip to Seville, I spent 3 nights in the sunny Andalusian city and I can’t wait to return. Seville is a sunny historical city, littered with many Catholic monuments, exquisite Moorish architecture and orange trees. It’s also the hottest city in Europe, hence why I went there in the middle of January. This solo trip was different to Copenhagen because I was so excited to be away from home. I wasn’t scared at all and I didn’t get the urge to cancel it last minute. This holiday was all […]

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Panther in the Hive – The Review

The book I’ll be reviewing today is Panther in the Hive by Olivia A. Cole. Synopsis In a futuristic Chicago, Tasha Lockett – the young black, orphaned protagonist leaves her house not knowing her world has been turned upside down and taken over by zombies known as Minkers as part of what can only be described as ‘the Change.’ The book starts at day four, Tasha is alone, fending to survive with her trusted Prada backpack and kitchen knife, surviving off the hope that her sister is alive and there are other people in the world like her who haven’t […]

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Solo trip to Copenhagen ✈

To kick off finding peace in solitude, I completed my first solo trip to Copenhagen! I’ve been wanting to go on a solo trip for ages, but I kept pushing it back due to the fear of the unknown and the dangers found when venturing into a new territory. My fears were justifiable at first but not justifiable enough for me to keep holding myself back. I had some discouragement from booking it from my parents and friends but I didn’t listen in the end because I wanted to use 2018 to step out of my comfort zone because life […]

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