Let’s put a disclaimer on this before anything else is said. I’m not a professional in anything other than business – and even then, it’s only because I’ve worked in business for several years, had/have my own business, and have a qualification in business. I also feel super awkward about using the term “professional”, despite … More Introducing “Pips Pro Tips”
I work in an office. As such, there is always the little dramas, gossip, stories, and the rumour mill running rampant. Anything you say “in confidence” will more than likely be told to someone else by the end of the day, if not by the end of your sentence. It’s the risk you take day-to-day, … More Defending the women you work with
Recently I picked my guitar up again, and bless my housemates, they haven’t complained. I’ve been playing with startling regularity recently that I decided to get a full set up done to my guitar. This meant having the action lowered, neck reset, fret and machine heads cleaned and new strings put on it. Everything my … More Trying to get back in to habits
I was recently offered an ongoing position at my job until December. With this came a slight pay increase which was a huge relief. Having made minimum wage my entire life, a slight reprieve from financial terror is enough to make me want to cry. While I’m pretty good with my money, I am planning … More Trying to find a side hustle
Wow. I was not anticipating Managing Stress in the Workplace (or wherever) to go as well as it did. I had an overwhelming response from people! The likes, comments, emails and even friends texting me to say it was a helpful post was lovely and overwhelming. Well, the good news is I’m here with Part … More Managing Stress PART 2!
I’m in my late 20s. Closer to 30, really, and while getting older doesn’t bother me, my financial state, my feeling of a lack of adulting awareness and the feeling like I’m behind everyone else does bother me. Last week I woke up with this intense compulsion to get my life together and feel like … More Finances should be taught in schools.
Getting critical feedback is a vital part of developing your craft as a writer/creative. I personally find it critical for other parts of my life too, but we’ll stick to writing for now. I was meant to post this about two weeks ago, but life got away from me and I had no idea how … More Dealing with critical feedback
I’m a bit of a stress head. While some people think I’m a pretty chilled and laid back person, they’ve probably only known me a short amount of time and haven’t yet realised that I have no idea how to relax. Sure, I can have fun and I can let loose, but I don’t “chill” … More Managing Stress in the Workplace (or wherever)
It’s so amusing when we look at ourselves through the eyes of another. No matter how we see ourselves, there will always be someone who sees us completely different from how we view ourselves. Some people see themselves as worthless when those around them see some one worthy of all that is good, Some see … More I wish people would stop calling me “amazing”, but also, I kind of need it.
I guess the purpose of this is to apologise. As I said earlier last week, I have 18 drafts sitting listlessly in my Drafts folder but I just have no motivation. I have lost my creative voice and my depression and anxiety are (mostly) to blame. Getting out of bed in the morning to go … More Trying to Maintain Mental Health