Happy new year!! Before we dive straight into 2017, I wanted to share my accomplished goals and my plans for the year ahead. If you’re interested, I also wrote a post on the top 5 lessons I’ve learned from 2016. Table of Contents 2016 “resolutions” I achieved:Other things I’m proud of, outside of my resolutions:2017 – Further… Continue reading Potential
Being sick wasn’t the way I wanted to start my New Year. I had to take a few days off work but thankfully, my flu has now almost completely gone! The good thing that came out of being sick was that I got talking to a few of old friends who I went to primary school with.
After reading Chynna’s series of letters to herself, Georgie’s recent letter to her 18-year-old self and laughing at all tweets from the hashtag #WhatIWouldTellMy15YearOldMe this morning, I was inspired to write a letter to 16-year-old Pauline. 16-year-old me would’ve finished GCSEs and going onto A Levels at this point (I think) and would be in the midst of a toxic relationship.… Continue reading A letter to my 16-year-old self
Over the past week, I’ve cheated a little bit with my clean eating streak and treated myself (and was treated) to a bunch of awesome places to eat (with equally amazing company!) Whenever I plan to go out and eat out with friends or not, I naturally sway towards Italian food but I’m glad I… Continue reading Awesome Places to Eat #01
What a crazzzzzzzy month! Looking back, I’m happy with how my year has started. In fact, I’m feeling the most positive (wait, this is possible?!) and happiest I have ever been in the last few months. Very thankful for the love, patience, and kindness everyone has shown me. And the amazing opportunities I’ve been blessed with! Table… Continue reading January, For Me
I’ve been pretty loud on social media about this, so you probably already know but I have to share the exciting first week of February with you. Besides being extremely busy at work with the new semester starting tomorrow, Code First: Girls (CF:G) courses started this week. I’ve written about CF:G in the past, including when… Continue reading one hundred + fifty-two
Timeless Thoughts is a monthly linkup hosted by Georgie and Tara, where bloggers write about something from their past – it could be an item, a place, an event – anything that evokes a trip down memory lane. Timeless Thoughts is held on the first Saturday of the month and runs for two weeks. With… Continue reading Timeless Thoughts: Wooden Roses
Yesterday I attended my first conference (outside of my placement!!) on a topic that is so important to me: women working towards a career in an STEM-related industry, more specifically, in tech. I’ve talked about this topic a lot on my blog including past stories and experiences – you can read up here if you’re… Continue reading WiT17 💜👩🏻💻
The end of the month is always a great opportunity for reflection. February has especially been a great month for reflecting – it’s been so exciting packed with lots of key events that brought amazing new experiences! With some changes in my life right now, I’ve also had the opportunity to find more about myself and found… Continue reading February, For Me
Last night, I attended the International Cultural Evening, it was pretty cool. The International Cultural Evening (ICE) is an annually organized show which features multicultural performances. I enjoyed the competitive edge to the show – the energy the different societies (representing different cultures) was amazing and contagious too. I naturally have a lot of energy… Continue reading Embracing Global Diversity 🌎
I always want to blog events in my life as they happen but being such a perfectionist, I find it a challenge. Also juggling what I post on social media about events in addition to writing a post about said event seems a lot to handle at once. I’ve been involved in a lot of social… Continue reading Be Bold For Change 🌺
At the start of March, I couldn’t believe how quickly February went by but March has definitely been the quickest month this year! I’ve not blogged as much as I would have liked to (I had planned once every week) because I was all over the place (literally) but now I have so much I… Continue reading March, For Me
Sometime in November, I remember feeling bored with my current everyday life – not necessarily in a negative way – I was craving to do something somewhere that wasn’t in Sheffield. Last year one of my new year resolutions was to travel more.
…I see you facepalming through the screen. Today I’ll be talking about part 2 of my Euro trip to Southern France with my best friend, Hamdah.
In the past, I never really appreciated Easter weekend as much because as a student I would get 3 weeks off where I had much more flexibility with my time.
Rounding up another month – thank you for being amazing April!
Reflecting on Empowering Women With Tech Conference 2017 👊🏼
A post about my current morning routine which usually tires people out when I talk about it 😅
A post about coffee shops and awesome people in Sheffield. Did I ever mention that I like coffee? ☕️
It’s June tomorrow – which means we’re almost halfway through the year, how crazy is that? May has been a pretty busy month, but one of the most exciting so far!
Project Prep is a novel aimed at girls and young women that highlight the wonders of working in tech.
A post where I share my Fitness Essentials ✌🏼 Essential = absolutely necessary; extremely important.
Meeting Micah, Chynna and Mutay all in one day 👯
For you, “the one” during a time in space
Rounding up one of the best months of my life so far 🚕
Another year wiser and stronger 💪🏼 A post about my incredible day in New York, celebrating 21 years of positive growth ⭐️
A post about mine and Matt’s first five days in New York!
“Be A Visionary” 💪🏼 A post about the best weekend to date!
Today I talk about the challenges I have faced as a woman in STEM 💖
A round-up post of July – everything awesome that happened! 📺💰👩🏻💻📲🎓🚂👯🏋️🏻♀️
We had italian food, ice cream and talked about Piczo (d’ya remember that throwback?) and old school blogging.
Today I officially finish my placement at the University of Sheffield. Extremely grateful for the experience; I’ve learned incredibly valuable things. I’m excited to see what’s next! 💼
It’s been a whole year since I introduced positive habits into my life. Today I’ll be talking about each of them and the impact they’ve had on me 💙🍏💪🏼💭
A blog post about my trip to Fuerteventura!
We’ve reached the end of the month which means… round-up and reflection time! ✨
This summer has been a fun one full of exploration and adapting to different environments! Today I will be talking about my placement working at Appt. 👩🏻💻
A post about why you should get involved in the #shefcodefirst movement 💖
Last weekend I attended my first hackathon-focused conference, HackCon EU. 🚩🌎
Wake up!! September is over!!…which means another round-up ⚡️
On Monday I delivered my first solo talk on community building. A step out of my comfort zone? Yep. Another achievement? Hell yeah.
Matt is taking over the blog this week to share his first ever solo-adventure!
Matt’s first solo adventures part 2 – includes exploring the beauty Yosemite Valley!
On the 27th, Monster Confidence conference stopped by to Sheffield🤘🏼
My favourite blog posts to publish! Reflecting on the last 31 days 🍁
Case, as in, suitcase. Get it? Get it? *laughs forever* This post was written by my friend Darren.
About my experience in the land of my favourite food – the good and the very ugly. 🇮🇹
TL:DR – To quote a Twitter Engineer: It was “super-mega-extra-cool.” 😆
Before we jump into the most exciting month of the year (✨🎄), let’s see how November was!
In November, I delivered a solo talk on the story of Pawlean.com, to help inspire people to “work out loud.” 🎤
Building a gifs advent calendar, learning CSS Grid, trying out vlogging all in 10 hours. 👩🏻💻
Last weekend, I attended an unconference at Nottingham for student tech community leaders where I had the chance to speak a few times 🎤
With 2017 quickly coming to an end, I wanted to share five life lessons I learnt in 2017.
A quick look back at the final month of the year ❄️