Fake it until you make it is one of the best mantras when it comes to confidence. Confidence itself is not something you are born with. It is something that takes years if not decades to build. It is more than self-love alone. It is believing in yourself and in your abilities. Confidence can make […]
Image Source There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of blog posts, articles, and opinion pieces floating around the internet, all promising to offer the “secret to a successful diet.” It’s understandable why these kinds of posts are so popular. After all, wouldn’t you want to know what the secret to looking and feeling your […]
Sometimes you’ve got things to worry about and other times you worry even when there’s nothing much to worry about. It doesn’t make much difference in the end. My advice: Stop worrying and write a poem. Worry is a big black bird. It spends its hours on a wire. Waiting. And then at the slightest, […]
Dear Teenage Girl, I don’t know your name or even what you look like. I don’t know if you’re tall or short, or fair or dark. I might have passed you in the road even just this morning without knowing who you were. And you might wonder what the connection is. What have you got […]
OK, it’s been a while since rented anything more long-term than a fortnight via Airbnb. Put it this way, I’m equally alarmed and pleased to note that the end of my mortgage is within reach. (Anything under a decade is within reach when you’re my age.) However, the people at HomeLet still think I […]
There was a day a few weeks ago when Scotland looked like this. Tear-jerkingly lovely. It very nearly makes up for the months and months and months of damp and gloom. Almost makes endless no-point-in-putting-the-fence-back-up gales worthwhile. Almost.
(image) Imagine the scene. It’s 7 in the morning, your head rises from a peaceful slumber, and as you slowly regain consciousness, your heart begins to sink as you realise it’s Monday morning and you need to head into work. Why are weekends so short? Getting out of bed, you regret not spending more of […]
You know that sexism everyone’s going on about. The one that everyone agrees is a Very Bad Thing but most certainly doesn’t happen anywhere round here. That one. Well, the thing is, it does happen round here, round there and most other places. It has occurred to me that many of the perpetrators of sexism […]