What I learnt about pitching while on furlough (FAO writers)

This is just going to be a brief post sharing some of the things I’ve learnt about pitching article ideas to magazine/newspaper/online publication editors. I wouldn’t have had time to learn all this properly had…

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Is group therapy over Zoom as awkward as it sounds?

When I was told at the beginning of lockdown that my NHS therapy was going to be on Zoom rather than in person, and in a group rather than one-to-one, I almost politely declined. That…

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Coping with work after a long time off

The meaning of ‘a long time’ will almost definitely be different for everyone. Some people may have had a break in between university and finding employment, while others may have taken time off due to…

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Furlough gave me all the time in the world, but I still didn’t ‘complete’ my goals

If someone had told me this time last year that I would be getting 6 months off work and be paid for it, I would have been thrilled. Imagine all the things I can do,…

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Just call me Little Miss Inflexible

My editor sent me a card the other day in which she described me as ‘flexible’. This made my mum laugh, as there’s a bit of a running joke in my family – if someone…

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