Fast Friday 22/07/2016

After a week off to focus on some other writing, welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about a few things I have been doing this week

What I am doing

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The Best Revenge

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Writing this blog gives me a lot of opportunity to reflect on my life – I have referred to it many times as “free therapy” because just by writing through my problems, reflecting and explaining what I intended to do has helped me get through some tough times.

I sometimes come across unwanted reflection as I start to dig deeper and I get that horrible twitch in my head of when I have been truly wronged. Continue reading

The 3 Most Important Pull up exercises

Following on from my post on How to improve your pull up power, I thought it was worth sharing this video from Calisthenic Movement to answer the question “I can’t do any pull ups – how do I get started?”

Please see there video below

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Office Etiquette – It’s ok to…

Saw this kicking about.

Thought it was nice reassurance for working in an office to show that doing these things are ok…

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Fearing the future

Ricky the temp is being his usual sassy self.  I am in an adult job now, but his bitchy manner to me feels like bullying.  All because I don’t want to divulge my sex life at work.

For some reason he uses this as an opportunity to have a dig at me at every opportunity.  Normally a temp would get canned quickly if they got a bit too big for their boots.  But Rick the prick was clever and charmed the management so he was the golden boy who could do no wrong.

But he was low on my list of problems – I had been stuck doing this job for the last four years.  I felt I was destined destined for more, but whenever I tried to better myself I just got put back down.  I had been snubbed for promotion twice in the last three months and had begun to question my future in the job. Continue reading

The time I was an expert on the Guardian website

A little known fact about me.  I once featured in the Guardian website as part of a panel of experts for a Q & A discussing the benefits of postgraduate degrees to improve careers.  This fact is so little known that I only remembered I did this the other day.

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Can’t hide forever

I am in a most unfortunate situation.  I work in a building where my ex works.

We don’t work for the same company thank God!  But she works for the business that has the floor space a couple of levels down.

I always accepted that there was a likelihood I would bump into her.

And up to this point my strategy for handling the situation has been to take cover and hide wherever possible.
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Fast Friday 24/06/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about what I have been up to this week.

What I am watching

I caught Punk Britannia on BBC4 (Which you can watch the first episode here), as a fan of the US 90’s punk scene, I have always respected it’s roots.  So this was something I wanted to watch. Continue reading

Vision…

I had been told I had been ready for the next level for the last three months.

The only problem was where I worked has recently had a freeze on recruitment, so I didn’t have any opportunities to move up.

So I grew restless and impatient and decided to look for work elsewhere.

It never felt quite right as I filled in the application – I struggled through it even though it didn’t feel right.  To try and make me feel better I asked those close to me their thoughts. Continue reading

How to Improve your pull-up power

There was a time at the gym I could not do pull-ups and because of this I neglected to even try doing this.

Then I came across some advice on how to do more pull-ups and I was able to achieve more than mypathetic two pull-ups.  So whether you were hopeless like me or on a plateau where you can’t seem to improve try this: Continue reading