“I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.”
A. Einstein

What Dealing With Burnout In My Early Twenties Taught Me (And How To Recover From It)

Some years ago, I went through one of the most challenging times in my life. I was working full time in a quite demanding sector while completing a postgraduate degree in finance.  My work weeks were busy; my study arrangements hectic. My sense of duty and time management skills helped me to carry on, butContinue reading “What Dealing With Burnout In My Early Twenties Taught Me (And How To Recover From It)”

How Long?

ES (Original) Y Cuánto Vive? Cuánto vive el hombre, por fin? Vive mil días o uno solo? Una semana o varios siglos? Por cuánto tiempo muere el hombre? Qué quiere decir “Para Siempre”? Preocupado por este asuntome dediqué a aclarar las cosas. Busqué a los sabios sacerdotes,los esperé después del rito,los aceché cuando salíana visitarContinue reading “How Long?”

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”

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”

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”

My Journey To Copywriting – Chapter III Finding (Freelance) Work

Making up your mind: done. Learning the ropes: done. Building an online presence: done. I was ready to rock! Yeah, but… How? I realised that pursuing a new career and starting a new career is not exactly the same thing. Think about it: a functioning oven, a soft dough, and tasty toppings don’t make pizza.Continue reading “My Journey To Copywriting – Chapter III Finding (Freelance) Work”

8 Types Of Expats You Meet Abroad

When I moved to Brussels, my foreignness was obvious. I looked daunted and lost in such a big and completely unknown city. Moreover, I couldn’t understand the language. And if you are about to say something like “How come you didn’t understand it? Italian (my mother tongue) and French (one of Belgium’s official languages) are sister languages!” youContinue reading “8 Types Of Expats You Meet Abroad”

My Journey To Copywriting – Chapter II Build A Solid Online Presence

My training was over, and I looked forward to kick-off my career as a writing wizard. There was just a minor problem: I was clueless about where to start. My copywriting course had provided me with some limited suggestion, but I knew next to nothing about finding work. What I eventually found out is that securing a copywritingContinue reading “My Journey To Copywriting – Chapter II Build A Solid Online Presence”

7 Undeniable Signs You Need A Career Makeover

Whether you are an experienced middle-aged executive or an ambitious young professional, you have indeed wondered whether your job is a good fit for you.

If you find yourself in any of the following situations, maybe it’s time to consider a career switch.

Losing Future: How Coronavirus Proved “Living One Day At A Time” Wrong

How many times have you heard someone summoning you about the importance of “living in the present“, “stop fussing about the future“, and “being here NOW”? How many times have you gone through a long list of reasons explaining you why living one day at a time will improve your life? And how many timesContinue reading “Losing Future: How Coronavirus Proved “Living One Day At A Time” Wrong”

My Journey To Copywriting – Prologue Find Your Talent

I’ve never had a dream job. Either because I was one of those few lucky kids not haunted by the infamous what-do-you-want-to-be question, or – more likely – because I didn’t show any special talent during my childhood. A hard-working student first, a thorough professional later, working out for fun, and reading before sleep. That’sContinue reading “My Journey To Copywriting – Prologue Find Your Talent”

Quarter-Life Crisis: What Is And How To Deal With It

If you ended up reading this post there are high chances you are a millennial (roughly defined as someone born between 1981 and 1996, but actually much much more) struggling in his or her journey to adulthood. This is my personal and definitely down-to-earth definition of what the Macmillan Dictionary suggests as a quarter-life crisis:Continue reading “Quarter-Life Crisis: What Is And How To Deal With It”


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