5 More Wonderful Alternative ToDo List

Recently I reviewed 5 alternative todo lists, from using elastic bands to framing your list. Since then, I’ve gone a little bit crazy for productivity apps and tips. So, here’s five shiny, new discoveries of how to keep organised. I owe the discovery of most of these to the wonderful Reddit productivity community – thank you! I recommend joining their network for daily advice and inspiration.


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5 Alternative To-Do Lists

Most motivated people seem to have an ongoing ‘to-do list’. It’s usually about five years old, scrunched up in your bag and has more scribbles on it than a colouring book. Although that looks like a clear sign of a ‘go-getting’, motivated person, whether anything gets done on that list is another matter. If, like me, your old-school ‘to-do list’ needs a bit of an upgrade, read on for a few ideas.


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19 Wayward Pines Moments That You’ll Experience in Your Adult Life

Last week, the finale of Wayward Pines aired and it did not disappoint! It was filled with discoveries, shockers and death – much like an average day of adulthood :| Sure, we could talk about the overarching meaning about life and the future in WP. Or, we could just use it to complain about getting older…


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An Ex-JW – Part 2

Last week I started writing about being brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness for the first time. I thought it would just be a new challenge for my writing, maybe attract a few different readers, that’s all. I didn’t expect that when I started writing, I wouldn’t be able to stop. It’s been pretty therapeutic for me so far, and I hope it’s been enlightening for other people who are interested. So, today I’m going to start from the very beginning…

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An Ex-Jehovah’s Witness – Part 1

I spent the first thirteen years of my life being brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness, the next few years being parented by a Jehovah’s Witness and the last few trying to work out my feelings towards the religion. I still haven’t worked out those feelings but I’m starting to notice the ways that my religious upbringing has affected me. I haven’t found many blogs or first hand accounts of being a JW; the few that are out there are very factual lists that don’t really give an impression of life as a JW. So, I thought it would be good to capture a few candid experiences and feelings that I have about the religion before I become a bitter old woman!

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‘Things are going really well!’ (And other lies we tell our relatives)

I have a kind of code that I sometimes speak to my family with. It’s generally used when we’re discussing the bigger issues in life; careers, relationships, money, religion, etc. I also find I use the ‘code’ more often when I’m speaking to older relatives who have an entirely different world view than I do. The intention of the ‘code’ is partly to be kind to my faint-hearted relatives and partly to selfishly save face! See if you use any of these too…


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16 Realisations You Have During A ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

People often laugh at the idea of middle-aged men having a mid-life crises; buying a sports car, dating a younger woman and wearing an inappropriate silk shirt. In fact, I used to laugh at it myself. That was until I exprienced something startlingly similar myself… the quarter-life crisis. Except, in my case, I bought a motorbike, tried to become self-employed and attempted to become vegetarian. Potato potato.

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