How to deal with co-workers

In your twenties, you are most likely going to start working. It could be a side job or your first full time job – either way you’ll find yourself faced with a lot of different people, and a wide variety of co-workers.

In contrast to your private life, you can’t choose with whom you spend your time with at work. Colleagues are simply there, and if you like them or not, you still have to work with them on a daily basis. Based on my experience there are 10 types of colleagues that you will need to learn to work with – here’s a little characterization on each and tips on how to handle them. (more…)

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How To Survive The First Days In A New Job

psAs a twenty-something you see yourself faced with a lot of big life decisions, life changes and life challenges. One of those challenges is deciding which career path you want to follow. And once you have decided on that, the journey doesn’t stop there. You have to attend a school, get your degree, and after graduation it is time to apply for jobs and go to job interviews.
If you’ve managed to take all of those steps successfully, you are now ready to start your career.In my five years in the working environment I’ve had quite a few experiences with “first days at work,” whether it was my own first day or the first day of a new colleague or employee. And in my experience, the first days or even weeks at a new job, whether it is your very first job or you just changed companies, are the most important and most exciting ones.
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The Sunday Brunch #9: My neck, my back

This is going to be quite a short Sunday Brunch due to this weeks level of sickness and therefore uneventfulness.

I actually had a lot of things on my to do list this week:

  • finish 3 posts for this blog
  • draft some new posts
  • finish reading the “blogger bootcamp”
  • clean up the flat (there are some messy drawers that require my attention)
  • go to Ikea for a lamp and a new dresser (and the mandatory pack of candles)

Unfortunately I couldn’t check off any of this points. (more…)

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20 Things I learned in my twenties

In about two weeks it’s my birthday, and I’ll be 26… errr – when exactly did this happen?! But to be fair, I always looked forward to my end twenties.

In my early twenties, I’ve always imagined myself as a much more grown up and confident woman at the age of 26. And little 20-year-old me was right – I am more confident and a little bit more grown up!

Well, it’s not a 100% how I imagined it (where is my house, with the garden and the dog?!) but still close enough. Especially on a personal level, I’ve gained quite some experiences.

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The Sunday Brunch #8: Productivity and “Me” Time

Last weekend I found myself in productive blogger-mode thanks to a boost of motivation by Pinterest. I drafted 6 posts and thought it would be a great idea to post at least 5 times this week, just to see how it works.

Since those posts were all on draft, I had to do some editing every evening of this week and I really enjoyed seeing my productivity come to life. It was also pretty great to see how all the different posts went down, and which has been the most popular.

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#100happydays

100happydaysA few days ago, on the browse through my favourite blogs, I stumbled upon Hazel’s post on the #100happydays project. I’m sure a lot of you have already heard about this, but for those of you who haven’t here’s a little explanation:

The #100happydays is a little instagram project, where you have to upload one picture/little text a day (for 100 days) about what makes you happy. (more…)

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August Non-Beauty Favourites

Last week I showed you my August beauty favourites. Today it’s time for the non-beauty version! This month it’s a mix between fashion and blogging faves.

H&M Sweater Rib Knit Top Black Melange – This is a lovely warm knitted sweater that goes just above my hips and looks great with high waisted jeans or combined over a little foral dress. Why is a warm sweater part of my August favourites, you ask? Well, unfortunately the weather in Germany was pretty cold and wet most of August, so this sweater was an essential item in my wardrobe. I love how versatile and cosy it is,. I already ordered it in powder beige as well.

H&M Necklace  – I wore this necklace almost every day the past few weeks. I like that the gold looks a bit rusty and it gives my outfits a more relaxed but still sophisticated vibe.

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I’m Pinterested! Or – How I find blogging inspiration

A few weeks back I attended a twitter chat and someone mentioned how great Pinterest is. Of course I’ve heard of Pinterest before – I even had an (unused) account at that point – but I always considered it as more of a platform for the DIY-talented people amongst us. I never thought it would be something I could “use” for my blog.

But somehow, I got “p-interested” and took a closer look. And boy – was I wrong!

Pinterest isn’t only a platform for fabulous DIY’s and home inspirations. It’s also a great destination to get inspirations for your blog – whether it is for design or for new post ideas (like the reverse bucket list).

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Reverse Bucket List

I’ve seen a lot of bloggers doing bucket lists of things they want to do in their lives. When browsing through Pinterest the other day, I saw a little pin on blog post ideas. One of them was to do a reverse bucket list – I was intrigued.

Most people – including me – are focusing on things they still want or have to achieve in their life. Why don’t we sit down for a second and revisit everything we’ve already accomplished?

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The Sunday Brunch #7: Summer Holiday – A short trip to the island

sea9A few days ago I realized that I still owe you a post about my summer holiday. Since this week was pretty boring, I figured I could jazz up my Sunday Brunch and give you a flashback to my holiday – so here we go!

I think I mentioned before that S. and I are going on a big road trip through California in May next year. It goes without saying that we have to save a lot of money for that. Nevertheless we wanted to get to the beach this year, so we decided to take a little spontaneous trip to Alcudia, Mallorca. (more…)

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