How goal setting turned me into Monica’s mother.   We live in a world of #youcandoanything. Like many people, I bombard myself with empowering Instagram quotes. I have become quite the inspiration addict.   Inspiration should be handled with care.  My best sources of #youcandoit quotes combine two themes: #followyourdreams (i.e. focussed goal setting); and […]

If I’m honest I joined Escape the City’s Idea Accelerator programme last summer because I was terrified of quitting my job as a City lawyer.  I hoped that being around others who had made, or were preparing to make, a similar “reckless decision” might normalise the whole thing for me. This basic objective was fulfilled […]

The bloke in the travel agent said that I should pop to Fiji in between my Australasian and American adventures.  This would give me the chance to relax and lie on the beach for a few days. Although I’ve never really been a hot-weather-beach person, Fiji sounded too wonderfully exotic to fly over. I arrived […]

As the train pulls away from Paddington Station, it dawns on me that I am no longer a London resident. After 7 years of living and working as a lawyer in the City, I am moving away. I would be lying if I said I’d enjoyed every moment.  However, without London, I wonder if I […]