The Coronavirus: A not-so-shimmering sum-up of a needy little nuisance…..

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All we’ve been hearing about so far? The Coronavirus. Now, before I start this, I want to make it transparently clear that my entry is not here to offend. It is not being penned to be judgmental or accusatory. It is supposed to make people laugh, give some emotional support in these testing, upsetting, and […]

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“You looked nervous!” “It was my first time being a squirrel!?”

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Nutty introduction, right? Don’t worry, I’ll fill you in later. Tonight’s entry is going to be all about my rollercoaster emotions when it comes to jobs, the highs, the lows, the in-betweens and the alien-like times where I’ve felt confident and proud in what I’ve brought to the world of work. A few months back, […]

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The storm has not passed, but at least there’s colour in the clouds

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It’s been a hard month, a really hard month, and I know, with 100% certainty, that the emotions will keep whirling inside me for a long time. On a later post, I’ll actually be in more of a state to share what’s happened. For now, getting out my feelings on here will have to do. […]

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It’s not just raining inside my head, it’s a f****** storm, and everything is flying at me….

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As you’ve probably noticed, this entry is not going to be one filled with glittery unicorns, chocolate sauce poured over ice cream or any other kind of positive image. Oh well. I have to tell the truth on my blog, and the truth is that I have never felt so utterly alone….not in the outside […]

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“Fairy Liquid should be a perfume!” said nobody in the world ever (unless you’re called Rachel Brooker)

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I’ve always thought washing up liquid should be a fragrance they sell in shops. …. I’ve also always thought I should walk into ‘Dragons Den,’ pitching the idea.…. Needless to say? Those two events never happened, and when I told most of my friends about these ideas, they would look at me like I’d just […]

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Feeling Flat? Jazz along to Fleetwood Mac, and you’re a lot braver than you believe….

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Hello, guys. I know it’s been a while, but I’ve had a very difficult time lately. It’s one of those weeks where you ask questions like, “Why did this/that happen?” “When will this feeling leave me?” I’ve had a lot of things going on, and my love of writing is aching to – as ‘High […]

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Imposter Syndrome is spreading. Don’t be the victim! Be vigilant.

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The power of imagination is a gift. It can also be a virus. Let me give you an example. Starting this new job has been wonderful. After all, I have a role that helps children. I’m reading to them, teaching them new words. In the week? I explained about the magic of books (as one […]

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The Golden Egg ball? A bouquet of opulence, and a new lit agent liked my book!

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I always get the jitters when it’s nearly time to – once again – parade around the Big Honk venue. I’m not saying where it’s based, as the event is hush-hush online, but I will say that some mega important faces attend this canape-crazy catch-up-with-friends-and-make-new-ones mish mash of an exciting black tie extravanganza. (Wow, now […]

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The Secret To Success: Earn it. Enjoy it, and if it’s easy, where’s the challenge?

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Yesterday, I had a mini meltdown. The competition for ‘The Golden Egg Academy’ ball always involves writing a pitch, and if you’re selected, there’s a chance to read your pitch aloud to lit agents, publishers, and everyone else in the room. I have now entered twice, and lost twice. It’s always a punch to the […]

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