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A Millennial Dinosaur

As a millennial I should be semi good at social media and the digital world. I’m not. That might sound weird for someone that has an online business. But I first and foremost consider myself a writer. I have not hacked Instagram. I don’t have TikTok. I hardly ever watch anything on YouTube. I’m don’t have Facebook on my phone. I’m sure there are many other social media platforms out there I don’t even know of.I have Instagram. I love listening to podcasts. I love running an online bu...

September 17, 2023

Bold

I was living in London when I first learned the word bold (English is my second language). My old editor and I were sitting at a coffee shop right by the office. It was the end of my internship, and she was kind enough to take a moment to sit down with me.I don’t remember much of our conversation as it was many years ago. But, there is one thing I remember, and it is something I have lived by ever since. She described me as bold. Exactly why she described me as bold is unfortunately also lost ...

September 17, 2023

For the Dreamers, Writers & Creatives

This one goes out to all the dreamers. The poets. The creatives. The writers. The romantics. The painters. The ones with dreams bigger and wilder than life itself. Please never stop creating. The world needs to see your art. Whether it’s in poems, paintings, books, street art, music or anything else…If you are a dreamer the world will tell you that you are unrealistic. You dream too big. You need to come back down to earth. Don’t listen. Keep dreaming. Keep creating. Drown out the noise an...

September 9, 2023

Childlike Wonder

One thing I admire about children is their curiosity. Most children are extremely curious, and they follow that curiosity. They have this innocent childlike wonder about them. Something I believe adults can learn a lot from. Adults have a tendency to be rather practical and be a bit too much in our heads. We ruminate on the past and worry about the future, whereas children are living in the present moment.I believe that if we carry that childlike wonder and curiosity into adulthood, life becomes...

September 7, 2023

What’s the Rush?

I often wonder what we are all rushing towards. I’m certainly also guilty of rushing, but I am trying to consciously slow down. Because really, what’s the rush? When I worked in Germany I used to always rush home. To what? I’ll tell you. Netflix and a yuck dinner (I couldn’t cook back then). You can see why I would rush from the bus to the train and then practically run from the train station through the city to come home to that. I mean, who wouldn’t? Guys, we were talking about anoth...

September 1, 2023

Look Up

I decided to name this series Look Up for one simple reason: when you look up life is actually pretty amazing. But, I actually cannot take credit for the name Look Up. My dad came up with that name one day when we were driving. Like my dad, I’ve always been rather detached from my phone. I love being away from my phone. I love going on trips and not bringing it. I love putting it in another room at night time and not looking at it until after my morning routine. Sure, I love podcasts, music, a...

August 31, 2023

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

My coach once told me that comparison is the thief of joy, and in my experience she is right. How often have you opened social media, and instantly felt that everyone is living a better, more exciting life than you? Perhaps you see friends and family travelling the world. Perhaps someone seems to have the picture perfect family. Maybe a stranger has the most beautiful skin you have ever seen… The list is endless.I don’t have a problem with social media. I have found a myriad of cute coffee s...

August 31, 2023

Travel

Travel. As much as you can. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved travelling. I used to beg people to tell me their travel stories (okay, I actually still beg people to tell me their travel stories). I am fortunate to have grown up in a family, where we travelled a fair bit, and I loved it. Whether my parents took us to vibrant cities or took us to nature spots, I loved it. Granted, there were a couple of, eh, challenging, holidays during my teen years (sorry Mum and Dad), but besides that...

August 13, 2023

Mañana

Mañana is the Spanish word for tomorrow. But you might also know that the word can be used in a sentence: “Ah, mañana!”. Meaning: “Ah, tomorrow or some other and later time. Not too long ago, this word came to me. It was Friday afternoon, and after having explored the old palace of Istanbul all morning and gifted myself the most gorgeous hand-made silk dress, it was time to sit down with my coffee and Turkish delight and write an article.There was just one teeny tiny problem. I was not a...

August 7, 2023

One coffee to-go, please!

One thing I realised when moving to New Zealand is the amount of to-go coffees people order. Coming from a country where a coffee is easily $15, we simply don’t buy to-go coffees. Instead, we sit down and drink our coffee. We meet up with friends at cafés. We read a book. We enjoy our coffee. Before moving to New Zealand I would rarely ever get a to-go coffee while driving.Here, though, it seems that everything is takeaway. I don’t know why that is exactly, but in my personal opinion you ar...

August 7, 2023

Why hiring a freelance writer can boost your small business

As a small business owner, you know how important it is to have a strong brand image and effective marketing strategies. However, creating engaging and high-quality content on a regular basis can be a challenging task. That’s where hiring a freelance writer comes in. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of hiring a freelance writer for your business and how it can improve your marketing and brand image....

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