Dorothy Koomson is AWESOME (and here’s why)!

If you clicked on this blog post purely because Dorothy Koomson is in the title, you're awesome too! Me and Dorothy Koomson. Obvs. I've been a longtime fan of Dorothy's work, as a reader and as a writer. I've fallen in love with her characters, indulged in the plots and cried at the end of her books. As a writer, I appreciate the flow of her writing, the structure and her character development. She has skill and talent and a magical way of weaving words and emotions together. Her gradual progression to crime/thriller fiction has been absolutely divine and…

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Are you minding your own business?

Tunnel vision is the key, my loves. I'm a worrier. I used to worry so much I couldn't sleep, couldn't rest and couldn't relax. I worried about saying the wrong thing, making the wrong impression and shining too bright. All that emotional investment into everyone else was incredibly draining. So, over time I have learned to worry about my damn self. This means putting your needs first. This means honouring your core beliefs. This means establishing boundaries to keep you safe, and walking away from those who continue to disrespect them. Once I'd opted out of people-pleasing, I then…

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5 Things: Achieved

Do you celebrate your successes? I've been reflecting on the last year and in a bid to reclaim 2018 as a good year, I've identified areas worth celebrating. I'm not massively in the habit of honouring my achievements. I'm an overachiever and what might seem amazing to you, dear reader, often never feels good enough for me. But I'm working on what changing my skewed perception of myself, because it really doesn't serve me or my purpose. I've written about the challenges that came with 2018, but it wasn't all bad. Here are 5 things I achieved last year:…

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