How not to isolate yourself when you work from home and don’t like people

I have been working mostly from home for about 6 months now and, you know what? It can be really isolating at times! Like most of the time. I have fallen into a trap where I stay in my PJ’s all day, with my hair up in an odd shapeless bun and start working before I even had my breakfast.

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Coursera – my experience and thoughts

I was going to do a post on things to do when you are bored and include completing a Coursera course as one of them but actually the topic really deserves an entry of its own.

If you are unfamiliar with Coursera (or EDx which is also a very similar concept), the website hosts hundreds of courses on a wide range of topics – from data science to political science to personal development courses. The courses are sourced from Universities around the world and usually consist of video content, recommended readings and assignments.

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Ready for the next step

Long time no blog… I started this blog after my trip from Japan when I was still so wonderfully jetlagged and needed something to do at 4am in the morning. And then the jetlag went away and reality of day-to-day life sunk in.

So what’s happened since? I moved jobs multiple times. Then moved from London to Dubai. Then 2 weeks ago quit my job to pursue a Masters course in International Relations and am working off my 3 month notice. No one can say this has been an uneventful few years!

With my new found freedom and flexibility (once my notice period is over), I want to resurrect this blog and share my experiences of studying again, life in the Middle East and trying to figure out my next steps.

Secret Style of a City Girl 2.0 is on!

Kristina

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My summer’s to do list

I say this every year but it is crazy how quickly time flies! I remember setting my New Year resolutions and we are now almost halfway into 2015. Summer is by far my favorite time of the year – I think London, while beautiful in the usual gloomy weather, really wakes up during the summer months. Watching the River Thames catch the first rays of the summer’s morning sun and glimmer with golden light is one of the most stunning sights I have seen to date.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good list and this year I decided to write down all the things I want to do this summer and slowly tick them off. I am a big believer that, if I write things down, I am much more likely to accomplish them (a topic for a different blog post, perhaps) and this year, I am determined not to let my full time (and a half) job from making some wonderful summer memories.
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Casual consumerism.

I had an epiphany today browsing the isles of TK Maxx. And it’s a big one.
A couple was (I can only presume) buying some accents for their home and they were on a lookout for a vase. To be honest, the vase selection was iffy to say the least (they looked like something my grandmother had in the 1980s in Lithuania). Anyhow, I overheard the conversation the couple was having and it was essentially along the lines of ‘Well we need a vase, so let’s just pick one from here and be done with it’.

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