• Career

    Naive musings of a wannabe author

    When I decided to go on my career break, at the end of last year, I told myself I would write a book. I’ve been writing stories since I was a young girl. I’ve been writing poems ever since I can remember. I write post upon post on Facebook too, and I’ve had blogs since around 2012. That being said I was not prepared for what it would take to write a book. Motivation I’ve been on my break now for around 2.5 months and in that time I have written two chapters. Two chapters, I might add, that are not complete chapters. They are the beginnings of what could…

  • Career,  Spain

    The day I quit my job to move to Spain

    I finally did it – I handed in my resignation. I can’t overemphasise how momentous this decision has been for me! When I first joined my company 4.5 years ago I truly believed I would stay with them for 20+ years. I know that may seem crazy to some, but a company the size of mine has a lot to offer. Offices located around the world, resources to support extensive travel and training, a well recognised name… I figured it had everything I needed to continuously grow myself personally and professionally for many years to come. Life had other plans though. After many months of turmoil, caused by large-scale restructuring,…

  • Career,  Spain

    Dear World – I’m quitting my job and moving to Spain!

    If you had you told me, one year ago, that I was going to quit my promising career and move to Spain this year – I would have laughed. Yet here I am doing exactly that. Or planning to anyways. I’m still teetering at the edge of my decision – feeling a stimulating mix of excitement, anxiety, hopefulness and disbelief. All at the same time. I’m no newcomer to moving. I have lived in seven countries already and moved within them countless times too. This time it feels different though. This time it feels like an adventure with no certain outcome. It’s the first time I am taking full responsibility…