Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Friendships are a funny old game. I don’t think I’ve ever really been very good at them to be honest. A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine decided to ‘break up’ with me, if you will, citing my truly sucky friendship skills. She was right, to be fair – I have not been the greatest amigo. It’s a sad loss, but one that has been rather sobering for me. While there’s nothing I can really do about the loss of that friendship, there’s still time for me to learn some lessons and buck up my ideas, so what have I learned?
Monday, December 5th, 2011
We hear arguments all the time that social media is not all that social at all – that it is, in fact, making us drift apart as a society. We’re becoming disengaged from ‘real life’, disconnected from people and simply chained to our computers rather than out there, living. But I wholeheartedly disagree. With the advent of social networks, blogging and the internet in general, I’ve never felt more connected to people.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
When someone crosses you, really hurts you, has worn you down in one way or another for years – eventually you wake up one day and you’ve just had enough. When that happens, you have one of two choices; to release it all, or to hold a grudge. I’ve met way too many people who, despite starting out telling you they’re ‘over’ a situation, can then chew your ear off for an hour about all the various reasons they no longer speak to that bitch who snogged their fella on that drunken night out back in 1996. Maybe I’m missing something, but I just don’t understand what anyone has to gain from holding a grudge. So how do you get over it?
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
BFF – Best Friends Forever. Those immortal words have been scrawled on the notebooks of teenage girls for years. We all believe there is no bond so strong, nothing can bring down this impenitrable wall of solidarity, few people understand the innate workings of the sisterhood you’ve sworn yourself into with your besties. It’s nice to believe that. But sometimes, through situations out of our control, those friendships come under strain and start to crumble. How do you know if you should just walk away?
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
How intertwined are your work and professional life? Do you go for drinks after work with your office mates? Oh sure, we all want to make out like we love the people we work with and since we spend a great deal of our lives around them, it’s pretty essential for our survival, so we don’t totally lose it and go on an office rampage. But weather you’re genuinely friendly with work pals or just faking the funk to make it through the day, is it wise to buddy up with the competition?