Cards on the table: I’m really unhappy in my job - my. brand. new. job. I’ve had 3 jobs this year, one was existing for 2  years prior, the other made me redundant and now I’m here, at X Agency. I seem to have fallen into a cycle of being miserable in working life, so I’m hoping blogging about it…

We live in a society increasingly fixated on success. With the rise of social media, constantly comparing ourselves to other people’s achievements has become the norm. Whether you’re scrolling through Instagram every day and seeing someone’s latest designs booming in popularity, or listening to people talk about their recent job promotion, the stakes feel high, and the pressure is on.…

Ever feel as though your goals are unobtainable? Impossible, even? Because, same. Here’s me, a woman who has spoken live to tens of people during writers workshops about believing in the creative process, about setting boundaries and chucking restrictions and excuses right out the window. And yet I’m still not reaching my goals. The trouble is, I rarely take my…

Ah yes, the PhD. The pinnacle of academic achievement, meaning that you can now have your bank statements and ASOS orders addressed to you as Dr. Aside from prolonging your education for a minimum of three more years in order to delay full immersion into the adult world, a PhD is one of the most exciting and challenging things you…

I’d been wanting to blog about the experience I've had with my side hustle for a while now, but it never felt like a good time. When I saw the list of blog suggestions in Mel’s email last week, I knew it was a sign from the universe for me to finally write about what I do. So, I’ve been…

It has, unfortunately, been a while since I started (and finished!) university. Back in 2014, my parents loaded up the car, unpacked me and I merrily waved them off without a glance back – I had things to do, people to meet! Whether you’re about to head off or you’ve already arrived, your first year is a weird and wonderful time.…

There’s so much irony to being a writer – either professional or otherwise. You love writing, you think about it around the clock, but when it comes to actually sitting in front of your laptop and getting that wordcount up, you so often find yourself unable to get the words that are fizzing around in your mind actually onto the…

Dear Donna, I was wondering if you could help me please, and keep this anonymous. I feel as though my friends don’t support my side hustle. I started it back in the depths of lockdown last year, turning something I love to do into a mini business. My online community have been wonderfully supportive, but my ‘real life’ friends have…

Dear Donna, I am in need of some general advice and was hoping you could help. I’ve been dating for about a year now and have found a recurring problem. Men in general are quite emasculated by my job. I work in the City and do make a decent wage for someone my age. I’m career driven and make no…

The media have reported recently that companies such as Bumble and LinkedIn have introduced a “Burnout Break” for all employees.  Whereby the entire work force have been shut down and placed on a paid week’s holiday in response to occupational burnout.  Whilst this is an innovative and progressive move, and a welcomed nod to the need for the good well-being…