It’s coming up to a year since I started my job, so I thought I’d share a few insights into my experience of moving from small organisations to a fairly big institution. I hope this will be of interest whether you have a similar work background or not, if you’re thinking about a move or you’re simply curious.Continue reading
Lighter evenings mean it’s easier to read on the train home, which is a good thing considering all the new fiction and non-fiction I want to dive into. Here I’m sharing four books I’m reading this spring. Big thanks to 4th Estate for sending me copies and for putting out brilliant titles this year.Continue reading
Getting any job, let alone what feels like the right job, is stressful. The whole process is an opportunity for self-evaluation and self-doubt. You might end up delighted, disappointed or somewhere in between.
Since the subject came out on top in an Instagram stories poll, I’ve pulled together this post about my most recent experience.Continue reading
The starting line of 2018 seems far behind. Though I tend to work around the academic calendar, the shift from December to January still neatly bookends the past 365 days.
July has passed quickly. I’ve been working on new projects, finishing my MA dissertation and roasting on commuter trains. At the same time, I’m trying to savour pockets of rest, space to make decisions and the light, long days while they’re here. Read on for this month’s recommendations.
How many times a day do you say sorry? Once? Five times? More?
Perhaps ‘sorry’ is verbal padding, part of the way you string sentences together. It can, as writer Sloane Crosley observes, be ‘an entry point to basic affirmative sentences’. For an excessive apologiser, even simple questions or requests are accompanied by that short yet weighty word.