Archive for the 'General' Category

Job Dilemma

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

I am currently facing a decision as to the direction I want my career to take, between a product management role with some coding, and a software development role. So far, my job history has taken some twists and turns – biochemistry degree, accounts assistant, events co-ordinator, marketing systems specialist and now CRM & Sharepoint […]

Letters In Kind

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

For a while I’ve been looking for something worthwhile to fill some of my down time with, and I’ve been searching for a UK pen-pal scheme to join, with no success. So, I’ve set up one of my own. Letters In Kind is a totally free, UK only pen-pal scheme. I am really hoping that […]

Searching for purpose

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

This is a topic I’ve been trying to write about since early 2012, but every attempt I have so far thrown away. I am struggling to find the words to describe my feelings adequately, without sounding like a pompous fool. As I have already explained, life for me can sometimes be shit. In general, I’m […]

Bravery, or the lack thereof

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

I was quite nervous about writing my last post. I worried that I would be seen to be moaning about my situation, asking for sympathy and expecting people to feel sorry for me. And that doesn’t feel right. I’ve had a lot of messages of support, which I appreciate hugely, but I’ve been very confused […]

Life is Tough

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Life is tough. Sometimes, life is shit. Sometimes, life throws so much shit at you for so long that you start feeling that the deity you don’t believe in has some kind of personal vendetta against you. Most of the shit that’s been sent my way is invisible, at least to anyone who doesn’t know […]

Codeyear from Codecademy

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

My boyfriend is a massive geek, and I organise Cambridge Geek Nights, so when I saw the Codeyear idea from Codecademy, it looked ideal. They offer the chance to learn to code over the course of a year, with lessons e-mailed to you each week to complete online. Now, I have a bit of a […]

Back to illness

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

I haven’t been writing on this blog much since we found a medication combination which keeps my depression mostly under control. I’ve now been basically stable for over 3 years on a cocktail of Lithium, Lamotrigine and Buproprion. It’s quite astounding that the drugs have worked for this long – before this, the longest that […]