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A Guiding Word – 2017

A Guiding Word – 2017

For the past few years, I’ve chosen a word for the year to guide me through the year. This year, I’ve chosen the word SPACE. I recently moved to a new city and while I was packing my belonging this word came to mind over and over toward the end of last year, so I(…)

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Journaling – Daily Habit (2016)

Journaling – Daily Habit (2016)

Happy 2016!! As mentioned in the last post, I am committing to journaling 366 days in 2016. I worked on developing on a morning routine in 2015 and as a part of it I wrote gratitude list. This year I will be taking it to the next level and will be journaling everyday. I will(…)

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One list I make everyday

One list I make everyday

Sorry for the radio silence. I took an unplanned break! If you don’t know already now you know that I am a list maker ….whether I make a to-do list or not I definitely make a gratitude list. Each day I write down at least three things I am grateful for. It doesn’t have to(…)

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Lessons from my 20s

Lessons from my 20s

Recently I turned 30! and the analyst in me wanted to ‘review’ my 20s…so here are 20 lessons I learned in my 20s. These are short pieces of advice I either follow (or probably should follow). I want to remember (and be reminded) of these…so here they, 20 lessons from my 20s which no one(…)

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The word

The word

My word for 2015 is BUILD. This is the first time I am setting an intention by choosing a word for the year. I recently took this free course and I like this unique concept, I like being intentional about things. I know “build” lacks lustre and  is not an elegant word full of feelings like(…)

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Four lessons I learnt from a successful project

Four lessons I learnt from a successful project

I was recently involved in a big project, think large datasets, multiple databases and servers. I know that every project is unique, though, I have learnt that every new initiative presents a predictable set of challenges and these lessons can be translated into any new such initiative. I will soon be managing my own projects,(…)

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My favourite podcasts /Podcasts for Creatives

My favourite podcasts /Podcasts for Creatives

In case you’re new around here – hello 🙂 or not so new and perhaps one of my regular readers – I love you, thank you for reading. I love listening to podcasts…it is such an easy way to listen to inspiring conversations, learn from interesting /successful people and make things like cleaning the house, taking(…)

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I won a giveaway!

I won a giveaway!

It’s only three weeks since I posted this blog, where I mentioned my recent lack of interest in crafting and being in creative funk. I think it was that very week I received a newsletter from Fred Aldous with a giveaway! I was on their list as I have purchased from them before…without thinking much(…)

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My Favourite Reads 2013

My Favourite Reads 2013

I read some amazing (and some not so amazing) books in 2013 and these are my favourite reads. Please note: these are the best books I read in 2013 and these were all not necessarily first published in 2013. Links (Amazon UK) to the books: Diary of Amos Lee: I Sit, I Write, I Flush!(…)

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On Content Consumption

On Content Consumption

I subscribe to a lot of blogs, read more than one book at a time, listen to podcasts and am always working towards work related certifications. That’s a lot of content consumption and my to-blog list just keeps getting longer and longer. This got me thinking. Even though I have identified that some quality control(…)

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My Top 5 Podcasts

My Top 5 Podcasts

I have mentioned this before on the blog that I work from home but I sometimes need to travel to HO and my commute is over 90 minutes each way. Over the last two years I have been listening to quite a few podcasts, they are powerful, great for discovering new tools, hacks and a source(…)

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Rules for being my forever friend

Rules for being my forever friend

I recently went through a relationships decluttering exercise  (what? is this even a word!). When I read the prompt, “if I could have anyone I choose as my ‘forever friend’, I would choose” on Preeti’s blog I thought I have something to say, hence, this post.Here are the rules, in the order of priority in my typical(…)

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25 Facts About Me

25 Facts About Me

I have seen quite a few blogger do this so I have decided to do my own ’25 Things About Me’. Idea is simple share 25 things about yourself. 1. Be the best version of you, is my favourite quote 2. Sound of tap water dripping annoys me 3. I say, well, kind of and(…)

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Snippets of Wisdom | Note to Self

Snippets of Wisdom | Note to Self

It’s Friday, it’s snowing and I can’t think of doing anything else other than to write a blog post (sad?)! Yesterday I wasn’t feeling too well, so to cheer myself up (with some creative stuff) I turned to my addiction, Pinterest and I came across some wonderful typography and quotes which made me stop and think(…)

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I wish I had one more chance to…

I wish I had one more chance to…

With my teenage years long gone… thank God for that, I sometimes do like to look back and imagine if there was a time machine and I could go back in time I wish I would want to be 16 again with same wisdom as I now have and do things bit differently. 1. Take(…)

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Waste of time

Waste of time

A little disclaimer here, this is going to be one of the random rants like I did earlier about things that annoy me so if you are not interested go do something else! You have been pre-warned! OK, so I deactivated my Facebook account the other day because it was proving to be a huge(…)

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The one thing that I wish everyone would learn is….

The one thing that I wish everyone would learn is….

to respect others time. I am a very punctual person and I am proud of that, no it’s not related to anxiety I just like to give myself enough time to get ready and commute to get to an appointment on time. It is understandable when someone is late once or twice, yes, we all(…)

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Working from home

Working from home

While cleaning my bed side table (hooray for cleaning!), I came across the notes I made last year, when I started to work from home.  Hope these would be of some use:  These are compiled from various sources (below). Thanks to amazing bloggers who share their years of  experience, these helped me immensely and I(…)

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

A quick post to say MERRY CHRISTMAS! While it is great to receive these lovely cards. Let us not forget the envelopes, I am going to sound all preachy but help out planet by re-using these envelopes to make labels, shopping list,  to-do lists, turn them into notepads and if pretty these can be used in crafts(…)

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Little Pleasures

Little Pleasures

Ever since I did a post on things that annoy me, I thought it would be good to share tiny things that make me smile, and I believe that it is the little things that make life special and feel it would be a shame not to give them the honour they deserve. So in(…)

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