I will hold my hands up and admit that I will avoid situations that make me uncomfortable at all costs. If I am invited to an event I don’t want to go to, I will find an excuse to get me out of it. Similarly, if there is someone I don’t want to talk to for whatever reason, I’ll make sure that our paths don’t cross.

But over the last six months or so, I’ve slowly realised that those awkward, uncomfortable situations are actually needed.
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A month or so ago, I was feeling pretty good. I’d been recently promoted and it felt like it was going well, dare I say, successful even. The only problem was that underlying this positive development, casting a dark shadow and preventing me from really enjoying it, was fear.
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While I personally like to read all year round, I know that other people find that they are more likely to be able to sit down with a book in summer, mostly thanks to holidays. And as I read a lot of books I thought I’d give you my top five books to read this summer. Now as a pre-warning, I’m not into the ‘usual’ beachy reads (I loathe the phrase chick-lit fyi) and I’ve never really understood why holiday books are required to be so light and fluffy… So here’s what do like…
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I had a bit of a moment last week where I spent a good while panicking because I didn’t have a blog post to go live on Sunday. I’d been so busy at work that I didn’t even want to look at my computer when I got home, let alone write a blog post and my weekends had been filled with lovely events like baby showers, weddings and barbecues in the mini-heatwave the UK surprisingly enjoyed.

Everything you read about successful blogging – hell even I’ve probably said it – tells you that you need to post consistently so your readers know when to go read your blog. And so, for the last three years, I’ve always posted every Sunday with the exception of a week or two every year when I go off on holiday. But because they are planned, in my eyes that makes it ok.  Unlike last week where it dawned on me that I didn’t have anything to go up that weekend and panic ensued.
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Emily x