I’m writing this blog because I need to get things off my chest – I can’t publish under my real name at risk of my employer finding this! I do a lot of varied work in my role, across all communications, marketing and social media. I am solely responsible for the running and planning of all tasks, yet all work…

Dear Donna,   I’ve just had my annual appraisal and it didn’t go well in my eyes. While I did get positive feedback and praise over certain things I have done in the last year, i really felt she focused on some of the negatives, mainly my lack of confidence (sometimes) and “I cant do X because I need someone…

Like most of the UK, I’ve been working from home since March 2020. At first, like others I’m sure, it was the best thing ever. No more commute? No more dressing up just to sit behind a desk? I could deliver everything virtually or even better, pre-record and send it out afterwards? How dreamy. So that’s how it went for…

Do you have a personal brand? Unsure? OK so - you are a person, yes? Then Babe, you’ve got a personal brand. Let’s dive a bit deeper - do you have goals? It could be that you’re in a job and want to get to the next level, or are an entrepreneur and want to grow your business… If you…

Write, photograph, edit, post, repeat. Welcome to the life of a blogger.   A lot of people underestimate what a blogger ACTUALLY does. We don't just write things and post them. There's so much work that goes into one single blog post and we barely get paid for it (well, some do), we do it because we love what we…

Here's one thing that 99 per cent of my clients have in common... They don't feel quite 'enough.' They're always waiting for 'one day' - they tell themselves that one day when they're thinner, prettier, richer. THEN they'll go ahead and wear the clothes they like and do the things they dream of. Here's the problem with one day. It…

sign about writing embarrassment

I have just started to write in a completely different genre from what I have written previously, which means that I have had to come face to face with new challenges along with new achievements. The new genre that I have chosen is thrillers, which in my case involves action scenes. This was the first time that I have ever…

Dear Donna,   I feel like I've reached a real stale point in my career. It's as if I'm just getting up, doing the same thing five times a week, going home, going to bed and doing it all again the very next day.   I don't hate my job by any means. I just have no upward trajectory.  …

Ah, the social media detox. A time where you feel that a step away from social media is the solution when your mental health doesn't feel right. As a blogger, I'm pretty much on social media for a huge part of the day. For example, in the morning when I wake up, I grab my phone and scroll through Twitter…

Redundancy linked with imposter syndrome

Today I was working away when an oversight was pointed out to me. I panicked because I didn't know how big this could be and I ended upsetting myself to the point of tears. I don't know why I panicked so much, but imposter syndrome kicked in and in my mind, something small which wasn't my fault or necessarily down…