#FridayFive: Five Online Courses to Take Advantage of During Lockdown

I remember a time when I said I didn’t want to mention the coronavirus on my blog. In the past few weeks I’ve written about how it is impacting me in New York on a J1 visa, what it’s like to isolate with flatmates, what working from home looks like…

Can Influencers Help #FlattenTheCurve?

There are many ways of getting information out far and wide in today’s world. We have the news on TV, online and in the papers, we have social media and we have word of mouth. Donald Trump would ask that you don’t listen to or read the news on channels…

How to Improve Your Mindset

I’m finally taking the time to write a blog post dedicated to mindset. I’ve been harping on about mindset for a long while, but never been able to find the right words to write a blog post about it. I’m going to write this post based off of a recent…

#FridayFive: Five Ways to Stay Connected in Isolation

I’ve started to talk about the ‘rona quite a lot recently. On Monday, I blogged about what it’s like to live in isolation with flatmates. On Wednesday, I wondered if remote working is going to become the new normal. Last week, I talked about having a front row seat to…

Will Remote Working be the New Norm?

I’ve had a vision for a long time of myself sitting in a café in Bali, working on my laptop and that being my normal, everyday routine. I pictured, sometime in the future that I would have my own business, and be able to work from anywhere in the world.…

Living in Isolation When You Have Flatmates

It’s my sixth week of working from home. During the past six weeks, I’ve moved apartment and started living with new flatmates. In a way, I’m glad this pandemic has happened now and not when I was in my final year of university. I was living by myself and only…

#FridayFive: Five Books I’ve Just Read | Chapter Five

I’m now just two books short of my yearly target of books to read. I challenged myself to read 12 books last year, and read a total of 15. Again, since I was now living in New York, I kept the target small and set it to 12 – one…

A Front Row Seat to My First Comms Crisis

I learnt about crisis management and crisis communications at university, but never had to actually use what I had learnt. Unless I was applying for a job in a crisis management position, I would hope that I wouldn’t have to use them. When I think about crisis communications, I think…

#OCinNYC | The Miserable Month of March

March is usually one of my favourite months of the year. St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday, and I would usually have a lot of concerts thrown in there too. This March was a lot different. The Coronavirus took over New York, I began working from home for the foreseeable and…

#FridayFive: Five Brunch Spots in West Village, Manhattan

Brunch used to be a staple in my weekly plans in New York. Now though, not so much. I did visit a fair few well-known places in Manhattan before isolation began however, and there will be a time when I am visiting these places once again. Some I had high…