Archives

Welcome to the dusty Pawlean archives! Here, you will find all of my posts that I have written throughout the years. You can find posts based on topic, month or year.

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Potential

January 1st 2017

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. 2016 “resolutions” I achieved: I joined Zumba again and although I don’t attend the classes regularly it has helped […]

Timeless Thoughts: Rounders

January 7th 2017

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.

A letter to my 16-year-old self

January 14th 2017

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. […]

Awesome Places to Eat #01

January 22nd 2017

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 […]

January, For Me

January 29th 2017

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! MAIN […]

one hundred + fifty-two

February 6th 2017

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 […]

Timeless Thoughts: Wooden Roses

February 12th 2017

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 […]

WiT17 💜👩🏻‍💻

February 19th 2017

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 […]

February, For Me

February 27th 2017

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 […]

Embracing Global Diversity 🌎

March 5th 2017

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 […]

Be Bold For Change 🌺

March 11th 2017

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 […]

March, For Me

April 2nd 2017

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 […]

“Wait, you’re actually going?”
– everyone

April 8th 2017

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.

“It’s pretty nice here”
– me, everyday in Southern France

April 14th 2017

…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.

Dam great churros

April 22nd 2017

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.

April, For Me

April 30th 2017

Rounding up another month – thank you for being amazing April!

Empowering Women
with Tech ⚡️👩🏻‍💻

May 6th 2017

Reflecting on Empowering Women With Tech Conference 2017 👊🏼

Mornin’

May 14th 2017

A post about my current morning routine which usually tires people out when I talk about it 😅

Spending May in Coffee Shops

May 27th 2017

A post about coffee shops and awesome people in Sheffield. Did I ever mention that I like coffee? ☕️

May, For Me

May 31st 2017

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!

If she can see it, she can be it

June 3rd 2017

Project Prep is a novel aimed at girls and young women that highlight the wonders of working in tech.

Fitness Essentials

June 7th 2017

A post where I share my Fitness Essentials ✌🏼 Essential = absolutely necessary; extremely important.

12 hours in London

June 11th 2017

Meeting Micah, Chynna and Mutay all in one day 👯

Somewhere Only We Know

June 14th 2017

For you, “the one” during a time in space

June, For Me

June 30th 2017

Rounding up one of the best months of my life so far 🚕

Surprise, you’re 21! 🎉

July 2nd 2017

Another year wiser and stronger 💪🏼 A post about my incredible day in New York, celebrating 21 years of positive growth ⭐️

“That’s SO American!” 🇺🇸

July 10th 2017

A post about mine and Matt’s first five days in New York!

Biting the big 🍎

July 15th 2017

The final days in NYC with Matt. Views, on views, on views! 😍

#GymsharkLDN

July 20th 2017

“Be A Visionary” 💪🏼 A post about the best weekend to date!

Challenges in Tech 💥
Cyber Women Interview Series

July 25th 2017

Today I talk about the challenges I have faced as a woman in STEM 💖

July, For Me

August 1st 2017

A round-up post of July – everything awesome that happened! 📺💰👩🏻‍💻📲🎓🚂👯🏋️🏻‍♀️

Meeting Holly & Amy

August 6th 2017

We had italian food, ice cream and talked about Piczo (d’ya remember that throwback?) and old school blogging.

A reflection of my placement year

August 11th 2017

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! 💼

A year of positive habits and focus on self-care

August 20th 2017

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 💙🍏💪🏼💭

Fun in Fuerteventura

August 27th 2017

Let me take you to Canaries ☀️🏝

August, For Me

August 31st 2017

We’ve reached the end of the month which means… round-up and reflection time! ✨

Ad-appt-ing

September 9th 2017

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. 👩🏻‍💻

5 Reasons you should learn to code
with Code First: Girls

September 22nd 2017

A post about why you should get involved in the #shefcodefirst movement 💖

What I took away from HackCon EU

September 27th 2017

Last weekend I attended my first hackathon-focused conference, HackCon EU. 🚩🌎

September, For Me

September 30th 2017

Wake up!! September is over!!…which means another round-up ⚡️

On Public Speaking 🎤 #1

October 13th 2017

On Monday I delivered my first solo talk on community building. A step out of my comfort zone? Yep. Another achievement? Hell yeah.

First Adventures Abroad 🚀

October 20th 2017

Matt is taking over the blog this week to share his first ever solo-adventure!

Further exploration 🏔

October 28th 2017

Matt’s first solo adventures part 2 – includes exploring the beauty Yosemite Valley!

Having Monster Confidence

October 30th 2017

On the 27th, Monster Confidence conference stopped by to Sheffield🤘🏼

October, For Me

November 1st 2017

My favourite blog posts to publish! Reflecting on the last 31 days 🍁

The Case for Solo Travelling

November 11th 2017

Case, as in, suitcase. Get it? Get it? *laughs forever* This post was written by my friend Darren.

Buongiorno principessa

November 19th 2017

About my experience in the land of my favourite food – the good and the very ugly. 🇮🇹

#CFGConf17

November 25th 2017

TL:DR – To quote a Twitter Engineer: It was “super-mega-extra-cool.” 😆

November, For Me

December 1st 2017

Before we jump into the most exciting month of the year (✨🎄), let’s see how November was!

On Public Speaking 📝 #2

December 4th 2017

In November, I delivered a solo talk on the story of Pawlean.com, to help inspire people to “work out loud.” 🎤

Local Hack Day 2017

December 9th 2017

Building a gifs advent calendar, learning CSS Grid, trying out vlogging all in 10 hours. 👩🏻‍💻

On Public Speaking ☂️ #3

December 14th 2017

Last weekend, I attended an unconference at Nottingham for student tech community leaders where I had the chance to speak a few times 🎤

5 things I have learnt in 2017

December 22nd 2017

With 2017 quickly coming to an end, I wanted to share five life lessons I learnt in 2017.

December, For Me

December 28th 2017

A quick look back at the final month of the year ❄️