My 3-Step Guide To Stay Afloat During Uncertain Times

Dear Reader, I am having a rough period. And if you are one of the 7bn humans on this beautiful planet, you can probably relate. I am away from my loved ones, with a loooong winter ahead of me, and amid a global pandemic – while struggling with its devastating social and economic impact.  InsultContinue reading “My 3-Step Guide To Stay Afloat During Uncertain Times”

My Journey To Copywriting – Bonus Content: Creative Struggles (And How to Overcome Them)

This week’s post ought to be a different one. But if you are reading this, something didn’t work out as planned.  The reason is, you can’t control creativity. The so-called “creative block” is an actual nightmare for those who rely on their creativity to earn a living. And no one is immune (not the bestContinue reading “My Journey To Copywriting – Bonus Content: Creative Struggles (And How to Overcome Them)”

What my neighbouring sandwich shop owner taught me about endurance

Today I am going to tell you a story. Prologue I have been living in my rented studio for five years now (jeez). Despite the predictable disadvantages of a one-room flat – especially when someone stays over for more than 24 hours – I love this accommodation. It’s my place. And as for any relationship involving affection, I embraceContinue reading “What my neighbouring sandwich shop owner taught me about endurance”

How To Fail At Interviews And Get Over It

I was halfway through Elizabeth Day’s memoir How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong when the topic of this week’s post popped up in my mind.  Day’s chapters go like “How to Fail at Test”; “How to Fail at Friendship”; “How to Fail at Being Gwyneth Paltrow”; etc. The whole point here being: weContinue reading “How To Fail At Interviews And Get Over It”

What it’s like to be a Millennial in 2020

Disclaimer: I thought a lot about whether to publish this post. Reason is, people don’t like “negative vibes”. More so, people don’t like negative vibes online. The Internet shall be a timeless, happy place, and you better keep your pity party private if you want to conquer it. Well, I don’t strive to conquer anything. IContinue reading “What it’s like to be a Millennial in 2020”

My Journey To Copywriting – Chapter IV Behind The Scenes (I): The Tricks Of The Trade

After months of thinking and getting ready, I had finally come to a decision: going freelance was the way. Everybody knew about it by then, and I was already tapping any existing freelancing platform on earth to look for clients. Sounds great, right? Yes, but. Have you ever wondered how do you set up a (copywriting) freelance business? Which steps do you take to make your solopreneurial leapContinue reading “My Journey To Copywriting – Chapter IV Behind The Scenes (I): The Tricks Of The Trade”

Going Back: The 5 Stages Of Expats Homecoming

We all agree: Summer 2020 was weird. I have already babbled enough about what this pandemic summer taught me, and I will leave it at that. But be it customary or atypical, summer means only one thing for expats: homecoming. Now, no matter what type of expat you are, homecoming is always a big deal.  Trust me:Continue reading “Going Back: The 5 Stages Of Expats Homecoming”

6 Brutal Truths This Pandemic Summer Told Me

So this is it. Summer is over. Actually, this fool year’s weird summer is over. Did it feel a non-summer for you too? But I am sad, nonetheless.  As a heavily sun-dependent soul, autumn is a real pain for me. Just to give you a flavour of my uneasiness, I start feeling gloomy in early August. This year’s moodiness was even worseContinue reading “6 Brutal Truths This Pandemic Summer Told Me”

The Joy And Pain Of Being An Expat – Part I

Being an expat is great. You see the world, meet new people, jaw-drop at weird customs, and enjoy unprecedented freedom. But “expat mode” is not a preset feature of your personality: you need to get used to it. Here is everything I wish I knew before moving abroad. Some of the things I will discussContinue reading “The Joy And Pain Of Being An Expat – Part I”

My Impostor Syndrome And How I Have (Not) Overcome It

Hello, my name is Nadia and I suffer from impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon first identified in 1978. The name reflects a belief that you are inadequate, incompetent, and “fake”. Everything you have achieved in life is due to “external factors” and not to your skills and commitment. You go through lifeContinue reading “My Impostor Syndrome And How I Have (Not) Overcome It”