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I’ve been writing on Medium for a couple of years. While I don’t have as much writing as some of the other prolific writers on here, I do have my fair share!
For ease, I’ve collated my latest and some of my most popular stories below for you to dive in and get a feel for the things I tend to write about the most.
In one of my previous roles, I used to organised monthly guest lectures for my university students from various active professionals in their target industries. I was working with creative media students, so we focused on showcasing the breadth of different opportunities and potential career paths that exist in industries like animation, music, film, design and games development.
One of the professionals I bought in to do a talk was primarily a graphic designer but she handed out a piece of advice that was incredibly relevant. …
“I imagine that I can know entire stories by these marks on discarded mugs. Imagine that I know something intimate and true of the woman who left them. That I could take those mugs home one day and an entire novel worth of characters would pour out, just like that.” ― Jeanette LeBlanc
Away from those they know, the life they know, the domestic, and the mundane, writers can retreat into the wild creativity of their imaginations. …
If you haven’t read the book or watched the HULU series, Normal People is about a teenage couple, Marianne and Connell. They begin their first sexual relationship together and fall in love. Due to an overwhelming inability to honestly communicate with one another and understand how their upbringing influences their internal feelings about themselves, they fall out of each other’s lives. And then back in. And then back out. And then back in. And out again. You get the idea.
It’s a well-written book. Sally Rooney, the author, was just far enough away from her teenage years when she wrote…
I know I’m not alone when I say it often feels like we’ve become obsessed with ‘holding one another accountable’. There are authentic reasons for doing so, I’m not questioning that, but it can feel like some individuals are overly focused on holding others accountable for minor grievances or slights when perhaps they should move on.
Cancel culture is not a new phenomenon, even though the term ‘cancel culture’ might only have risen in popularity in recent years. I touched on this in a previous article about content and trigger warnings. Blame culture is hot and heavy, especially in a…
“The best thing for me is to have no rules for myself. People like to preemptively think about their ‘brand’ and become that.” — Lucy Dacus
For the past decade, I’ve had people telling me to get a ‘personal brand’. One manager raised it in a performance review meeting and put it down as ‘task in progress’ as something for me to work on improving (note: having a ‘personal brand’ had nothing to do with my job at the time).
I’ve been told you’ve got to have one. Otherwise, how will people know who you are? What you do? How…
My partner and I began our relationship over long distance. After meeting in London, we struck up a conversation over messaging that built in the months that followed instead of waning. By the time we decided that we were officially ‘in a relationship’ (after traveling to see each other again), we were messaging a few times a day, sharing photographs of our daily lives, and chatting on the phone a few times a week.
It felt like a ‘real’ relationship. As we continued to remain long-distance for the months that followed, there was never a doubt in my mind about…
Close your eyes. Think of the word ‘meditation’. What comes to mind?
Depending on your connection to and knowledge of meditation, you may have something a bit more nuanced, but for the majority of people, meditation summons an image of an individual sitting crossed-legged in a quiet, minimalist room, hands on knees, a content and blissful expression on their face. Maybe they’re chanting; maybe there is soothing music or nature sounds, or perhaps it’s hushed and quiet.
Because meditation is all about this blissful state, right? It’s about relaxation and finding zen.
At least, not in the way many…
I fell sideways into writing professionally about eight years ago. I was asked if I’d like to contribute some blogs for a careers and employment website, and as I worked in careers coaching at the time, I thought I’d give it a go.
Since then, I’ve been steadily writing for more outlets, landing more content projects along the way, and generally building a robust portfolio as a professional writer on the core topics I’m interested in.
The more I wrote professionally, the more I began to think about writing, and it stirred some distant memory in me from my high…
It might not feel like a reality right now, but I’m willing to place some hefty bets that once the world returns to some form of travel normality, there will be many people who begin looking across borders for a new start.
My partner and I are no strangers to such things. I’ve moved my life around a few times and was well set to do so again, and then the pandemic hit.
My partner and I are not the kind of people who travel to a place on a tourism visa and claim to have ‘lived there’ — when…
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