What I learnt this week: Items trapped in doors may cause delays…

I was looking back through my notes from this week and I decided I didn’t want to start at the start.  Otherwise it would just be me moaning about my life being drained by various situations.

Instead I will begin with the lesson I learnt.  So here we go…

There’s always something to complain about, always excuses as to why we can’t achieve our goals and always ways in which we all hold ourselves back.  BUT at the end of the day it’s all BULLSH*T.

We can get so consumed by just ‘doing things’ that we lose sight of what we really want.  It’s hard sometimes to find focus, it takes a strong plan.  And you need to work on it every day.  Not just ‘yeah someday I want to…..’  Therefore I’ve decided to stop the rubbish and make sh*t happen (to put it eloquently).

If anyone’s interested there’s a great book written by Jinny S Ditzler – ‘Your best year yet.’  Check it out if you want to plan your year ahead, to get the most out of it.

With that being said it was a good kick in the butt this week.  Finding balance in your work, social and  dream life is not easy but we can strive for it at least!  A quote my boss sent around this week cemented this weeks theme- ‘Good things come to those who work their arses off and never give up.’

Now back to what actually happened this week.  A new compliance manager started- Kamila.  I love her, she has balls.  She  won’t let us be pushed around anymore.  Woohoo.  Got my pay rise as well.  Work is on the up and up!

It’s also helpful that Lewis is there and we get to flirt, usually in the kitchen.  Where all good office  flirting happens.  I made soooooo many cups tea this week 🙂

Checked out a really cool food market near work with Steph and Lisa from the AV department.  I love discovering all the different food areas.  And  as there was real live sun that day, we sat in the park and gobbled our delicious purchases.

Unfortunately I haven’t slept much this week, due to lying on plastic sheets, listening to snoring and people coming into the room late at the hostel. On the plus I have met some really cool people from all over the world!

Thursday went to Grain Store near Kings Cross-station with Kelly.  Really nice food (I do more than just eat and drink, I swear). After dinner we headed to Ally Pally to see The National- great venue, which overlooks the city lights.


Friday was the big one-work drinks.  Let’s just say, sh*t got a little crazy.  Didn’t get to sleep until 6am on Saturday morning!  We started at Be at One.  Two for one cocktail as usual.  Which escalated to shots, which escalated to dancing, which escalated to kissing a certain boy whom I work with.

Heading out with everyone was fun; especially with my compliance friend Camilla- that girl has not gotten drunk in a while, so after two drinks she was swinging from the chandeliers, almost literally!

Hung out with Lewis, Shelley and Kristian the following day.  At 3pm we made the worst smoothies I have ever tasted but since we were incredibly hung over we just didn’t care.  Then made the epic trip back from Watford to Earl’s court.  I was in bed at 6.30pm.  Slept for 12 hours.

Sunday I shifted again, this time to Kristen’s, near Manor House.  By the time I get to my place  I will have stayed in all corners of London.  But it’s almost time to unpack the suitcase for good. I can’t wait.

Funniest moment:

  • I tried to explain to a guy at the chemist that I wanted to buy a pair of thongs (to wear in the shower at the hostel).  I offered ‘you know, they’re rubber, you wear them on your feet, like sandals.’  After miming walking around with them on my feet he eventually replied ‘oh Flip-flops.’ Apparently thongs are G-strings here and flip flops are thongs.  That’s why he looked at me so weirdly -why would anyone put thongs on their feet?


  • Singing Blood Buzz Ohio at The National gig
  • A kiss
  • Finishing the latest draft for my TV pilot and sending it to my writing group for feedback


  • Packing up again
  • Having to wear thongs/flip flops in the shower
  • The cold…is coming

What I did that scared me:

  • Stood in front of the yellow line.  Wasn’t really by choice but the tube station was so crowed.  As I tried to push back I realised I was stuck as the train approached.  It was kind of exhilarating in a small way.  Next stop skydiving; I’m sure there is not that much of a difference, right?

What I learnt:

  • You have to stop making excuses and JUST DO IT!

P.S if you are wondering about the title it’s what’s written on the door of the train.  When I saw it, I laughed.  To me it was sign from the universe.  ‘You get stuck in the bullshit and you become trapped.’  But maybe that’s just me reading way too much into things…

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