Do we ever grow up? Really? I’m 26. Twenty six! And yet I don’t feel grown up. I feel like I did at 20/21 at uni but just with more life experience. More knowledge of how to deal with problems, tricky situations and difficult people. More experience in my career, living on my own and being independent, and how to budget. More confidence in travelling and navigating cities, networking and in my abilities. But I don’t feel older. Mariah who blogs over at It’s Mariah Jean made me start thinking about all the things I still do, even as an adult. Those little things you think grown ups wouldn’t do, like still counting on your fingers. It made me giggle thinking about them so I had…

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We are all unique and can bring something completely different to the table. Remember, in one way or another, you can offer something no one else can! Think about what it is that makes you different and love it. We should all be confident about what makes us special and what we can bring to the World. We can all achieve amazing things. Do you think Alexander Graham Bell doubted his abilities, perhaps – but he must have been confident to keep going, and we might not be living with telephones if he didn’t. We all need to believe in our own abilities. Every single person counts. A doctor can help save someone’s life, a PR can have an effect on brand presence, a store assistant…

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I know that I’m really lucky to have a sister who I’m close to. Not as in that we live close by, as unfortunately that’s really not the case, but as in I would consider my sister one of my best friends. That’s a special kinda relationship right? You’ve grown up together, so pretty much know everything about that side of them, apart from the secrets you tended to keep to yourself and school friends through teenage years. You know all the silly things they did as a little child, and can laugh at all the funny memories and sit for a whole evening reminiscing about that one family holiday where you fed the ducks the crisps you didn’t like the day before, only to…

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Alex and I started a tradition a little while back that for birthdays, instead of presents, we would organise experiences, whether that’s action, more chilled like theatre and luxury cinema or drinking. If you don’t really need anything, why not just make the most of the city and the things you might not choose to do on a standard weekend and have fun? That’s what birthdays are for right? So this year, as well as a little trip to the cinema to see Star Trek (nothing too special, although a great film), I also planned a surprise trip to Go Ape in Trent Park followed by a reservation at Hawksmoor for some AWESOME STEAK! (More on this at a later date). All Alex knew on…

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A few weeks ago now I took 2 days off sick. I was really unwell, dizzy, faint, energy-less and I also had flu symptoms including being unable to hear properly. It was horrible! Ok so I had thought this was coming for a while – using my weekends to try and recover just wasn’t working. I felt extremely guilty for being away from work. The worry of whether everything would be done, whether colleagues would be ok, and the anxiety that they’d think I was taking too much time off to recover (even though it was only 2 days) setting in. I tried to ignore this and put my health first even though this was really hard! After I had taken the time off, resting, sleeping and relaxing, only…

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