Hiring?

In these uncertain times for the world, I realise that twentysomethings looking for a job are ten a penny. That said, please do not forget that each individual twentysomething comes with their own merits. I am: equipped with four years worth of research experience using both qualitative and quantitative methods (often at the same time) … More Hiring?

Bye 2016!

This year has been weird and awful in many ways (that I will not recap here, because we all know what they – mostly – are). This year has also been the year when I (hopefully) finally let go of most of my emotional stuntedness and learned to truly talk. This has included asking for … More Bye 2016!

Eve of December

I like to get my annual reflections out of the way earlier in the year so that December doesn’t feel so final and I can enjoy it more. Thus! Things I have learned this year: As a young person who (comparatively) has more of time and energy than money – the holy trinity of currencies … More Eve of December

A Few Thoughts on Acknowledging Mental Health Issues

What comes after acknowledging the presence of something in your life that was previously a taboo conversation topic? Am I sick? Will other people think/assume that I’m sick? Will other people think that I’m making a big deal out of nothing? Will other people think that I’ve been hiding all these years and that I’m … More A Few Thoughts on Acknowledging Mental Health Issues

Advice

Why don’t you get your ears pierced and wear drop earrings? They will make your face look smaller and less round. Why don’t you settle in one place and start a family? It’s what everybody else is doing. You don’t like your nose?┬áThere are non-invasive procedures for that these days. You’re doing a PhD? I’m … More Advice

Two things

Thing one: This happened on Tuesday. I am in my local supermarket to scope out dinner, and have made it as far as the shelf of cheese. Lady of a certain age: “Excuse me?” Me: “Yes?” Lady: “Could you- *by now I’ve plucked out my headphones and turned to face her, she hesitates* do you … More Two things