Low-key big living

Author: Ellie

Tue Review: 26 July 2016

My Tue Review is being written on Thursday because I am simply not on top of things right now. I’m settled into the new job to an extent, but I’m not 100% confident in my ability to pull it all off. We’re looking for a […]

THINK… or just be an introvert, it’s easier

THINK… or just be an introvert, it’s easier

Hubby sometimes thinks out loud and thinks it’s a conversation. This week it was about exercising. The “conversation” started as “let’s join a gym” and ended with “gyms don’t work for me”. I wasn’t actually in that conversation at all! I know that he will […]

Tue Review: 19 July 2016

I’m very glad I wrote my post on procrastination, I’m now trying a mix of tips to keep me on track. I’ve got an app tracking my time writing and to keep together a list of everything I want to get done.

Goal Check!

Brain Goal: I will read 5 books by Christmas.
Action: I want to read my book, but the best time to read would be at lunchtime. Which si fine, because I can just pack it in my bag, but I don’t want to damage it. My action this week is to find where I put my big ziplock bags, ha ha.

Body Goal: I will exercise for 30 minutes every day, outside when the weather permits.
Action: I am, but it’s still not intense.

Soul Goal: I will create a post for each of the new places I’ve visited this year.
Action: One down, how many more to go? HEAPS! 😀

Procrastination Obliteration

Procrastination Obliteration

I don’t understand myself sometimes. For example, I’m currently feeling enthused and motivated to throw myself into my new job. At the same time, I’m also feeling overwhelmed to the point of paralysis. I have work in front of me that makes me feel excited, […]

Stirling in your soul

Stirling in your soul

Sometimes it’s possible to see your favourite moments lived by someone else. We were in Stirling, Scotland, for the day and it was wet. Not torrentially so, but enough that our new tartan umbrellas were getting a light wash. It was a day trip from […]

Tue Review: 12 July 2016

 

Still loving the new job! I have to admit, though, that I’m beginning to feel the pressure. It’s not coming from anyone other than me. I’m just determined to do a really good job and I’m impatient to have something amazing to show!

Goal Check!

Brain Goal: I will read 5 books by Christmas.
Action: I’ve read the cover, does that count?

Body Goal: I will exercise for 30 minutes every day, outside when the weather permits.
Action: Getting some walking done, but I’m still dreaming of a scooter…

Soul Goal: I will create a post for each of the new places I’ve visited this year.
Action: Well, there is one draft coming together.

Tue Review 5 July 2016

Week two of my new job. The introductions have taken place and now it’s time to start to looking as though I know what I’m doing. I do know what I’m doing – in theory – but now I need to actually do it. It’s […]

More green, less screen in Glendevon

More green, less screen in Glendevon

The sound of rain was a blessing. We’ve all stated “I love the sound of rain” at some point, but in Glendevon it has an especially sweet tone. As with any expedition in the UK the weather was a gamble, but we were in Scotland […]

Tue Review: 29 June 2016

The last two weeks have been amazing! There have been welcomes and farewells, sightseeing of new and familiar sights and an awful lot of great food. I write this having just finished my second day in my new role and I’m super enthused about it. Day one was amazing, simply the best first day ever.  I was served up a project smorgasbord in the form of spreadsheet, with over 20 tasty projects to devour. I’ve already booked meetings with the key contacts and attended some high level meetings. Bliss!

Goal Check!

Brain Goal: I will read 5 books by Christmas.
Action: I purchased a book on Scottish folk tales while in Luss, so that’s the next book on my to-read list.

Body Goal: I will exercise for 30 minutes every day, outside when the weather permits.
Action: I feel like I pushed the reset button on this. The last two weeks have involved huge amounts of exercise, but the food intake negated any weight loss. Still, I feel a little fitter.

Soul Goal: I will visit 12 new places by Christmas (COMPLETE!)
Action: That’s right, we went to so many new places, mainly in Scotland: Glendevon, Stirling and Luss. Should I restart this goal as another countdown, or should I plan something different? I’ll think over that.

Great interview answers with the STAR response

Great interview answers with the STAR response

Chances are that you have heard of the STAR response. But do you know how to use it without sounding like a robotic news reporter. The STAR response STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Results. It’s a great template for answering those behavioural questions that […]