Tag Archive | rambling

Looking back: 3 years of blogging

Today it is precisely three years since I started this blog. Since I have completely failed to notice either of my two previous bloggiversaries, only realising after the fact, I thought I’d make a bit of an effort to mark this one. I’m proud of this blog. There, I said it. Sure, we’ve had our […]

Ambition: some thoughts

I read this wonderful post from @Batty_Towers about ambition the other day, and it really struck a chord with me. I may not be a Christian, but I completely agree with everything she writes about how talent and ambition are not incompatible with humility and kindness. This is actually something I’ve been thinking about for […]

On Introversion and the Imposter Syndrome

This blog post is my attempt at articulating a few vague ideas that have been floating around my mind in recent months, so apologies in advance if it’s a bit vague. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me and has ever had to counsel me through a crisis of confidence, that I am not […]

Lessons learned from NaNoWriMo

As mentioned in a previous post, I spent much of November chained to a keyboard, attempting to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I am ecstatic to be able to say that I actually did it! I, WoodsieGirl, have written a novel. It’s unbelievably terrible, but damn it, I’m still proud. I’ve […]


Recent events have put me into a bit of a reflective mode. In trying to adjust to whatever passes for normal life, I’ve been re-evaluating what is really important to me. On a practical level, this has meant crossing lots of things off my to-do list (including the stuff that’s been there forever, that I […]

Doing more with less

During the first two weeks in my new job, something that has amazed me is just how many more information resources I have access to compared to my old firm. Given that I’ve moved to a larger firm I probably should have expected this, but it somehow still took me by surprise. I don’t mean […]

What I Did On My Holidays

…or at least, what I’ve been up to in the near 8 week break since I last blogged here! Was genuinely shocked today to see that the last time I posted was before Christmas, I didn’t think it had been anywhere near that long. How time flies… The main reason for my lengthy silence is […]