Karen looking excited but a bit petrified.

I quit my job today.

I quit my job today. And it’s not because I have another job lined up. Actually, I don’t really have anything lined up. It was one of the scariest things …

A picture of Karen that has been pixelated to look like a mosaic. Karen wears glasses, has pink and purple hair and is wearing a black top.

My life is like a mosaic

My life is like a mosaic. You know those works of art where there is a big picture, made up of lots of little pictures? That’s me. Yesterday on social …

September2021

Take leave

TL; DR: Take leave even when there doesn’t seem to be a reason to. Late last year I received an email from the HR department of my part-time employer. I’d …

I’m on a podcast!

I’m excited (and a bit nervous!) to let you know that I was recently interviewed by the amazing Dr Rebecca Ray for her podcast! I got super vulnerable as Beck …

Stack of books

Books I read in 2020

Here are (almost) all the books I read in 2020! I had a lot of fun taking this photo and seeing the books all stacked up. I didn’t realise how …

Shouldn’t you be better by now?

‘Shouldn’t you be better by now?’ On World Mental Health Day I want to address the idea of ‘overcoming’ a mental health issue. Some may be aware that I’ve experienced …

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VULNERABILITY

It’s April 2020. There’s a pandemic happening. Many people are working from home. Others have lost their jobs. Others still have to go out into the world to earn a …