A Life-Changing Trip to Japan

I’ve been meaning to include Japan in my wanderlust series for quite some time but I’ve travelled so much there and have so many photos, I’d have to split it up into several cities. Japan is the first place where the travel bug really hit me and was...

Escaping the 9-5: Building an emergency fund

There is a balance to be kept between staying in your going-nowhere job for years because you’re scared of making the leap and leaving suddenly, with no plan. I have to say I cringe a little when I read about people who are planning to quit their job next month...

Escaping the 9-5: A productivity experiment

Ok, so we’re only two weeks in and I’m already veering off topic but it’s related, I promise, so bear with me. If you’ve been round here for a while, you’ll know that I struggle with the whole work life balance thing. Working and earning...

Escaping the 9-5: Designing your dream career

A lot of my friends both online and offline have children with similar ages to Maya and Kiran and a common struggling point seems to be going back to work after maternity leave. I think a lot of women are actually quite ready to get back to work by the time their baby...