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My time at hinge.

After a year and a half, my time at hinge comes to an end. I am thankful for the time I have spent there, people I have met, projects I could work on and all the knowledge I have gained.

I would like to share my thoughts about the last year and a half. And as crazy as it sound… it all started with a tweet.

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Second year at uni: the summary

Another year of being a student has come to an end. 2/3 years complete. I remember thinking three years is a long time, but honestly, time seems to be going a lot quicker nowadays. Being a student (especially while having loads of other responsibilities) is a hard work, but I already start to feel a bit sad that this chapter of my life will be gone a lot faster that I thought.
Enough sobbing, time for a summary of a second year at university!

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2020: the summary

Another year has gone by and what a year it’s been! Hell of the rollercoaster 🎢 ride for most of us, right?
As every December, I like to pause for a minute, create a list of things that were awesome that year, and also some resolutions for the year ahead.
It’s really cool to look back in the past and see how we, and everything around has changed, so let’s look into my last year’s resolutions:

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My top tips to stay on top of your life and don’t go crazy

Hello, beautiful people of the internet. How’s the life going?
Mine, as you can probably deduct from lack of posts in the recent months, is very busy, engaging and demanding. New job, second year of uni, very active 4 year old and a global pandemic on top of all that!
But I don’t write that as an excuse or for someone to pat me on the back.

If you’ve ever thought how on Earth I am able to manage working, attending full-time uni and taking care or a child… the truth is- sometimes I don’t. You can’t give 100% of yourself to all of those things at once. (Ok, maybe a Wonder Woman could, but I’m definitely not her.) You need to choose where you need to be most, but sometimes things slips through…
It’s so easy to feel like there is too much going on around, and a cartoony steam will go out of your ears any minute now… Instant access and constant flow of various information adds up to the mix.
And that’s why I’ve written down my go to solutions to reduce stress-load to a minimum. I hope it will be helpful to someone.

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Lockdown: for me

Lockdown slowly eases, so I thought I will reflect on those last, really weird 3,5 months.

As everyone remembers, on March 23rd almost everything closed down and it seemed like the world is coming to an end. It has been a very stressful time for a lot of people, including myself. Workplaces shut, shelves in the grocery stores emptied, and all you could hear in tv was the constant news about more people dying from Covid-19… it was a lot to take in. I was worried whether or not we have enough food, money to pay bills, and what would happen with my daughter in the extreme case when both I and my husband catch the virus and end up in the hospital (as we have no relatives living in the UK who could take care of her).

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How I got into uni after I thought I never would

Since most of my days are now split between inventing things we can do while locked inside the house, and which will satisfy a short-attention-span of a three-year-old, and finishing all my uni assignments, I have literally no time (or power) for any extra-curriculum learning. Sad, but that’s how it is sometimes. After all, we are all just humans, right?

Anyway, I thought I will tell u a little story of how I got into Uni after I thought I never would be able to. I wanted to write this post for a long time to shine some light on my past and maybe to inspire someone in a similar situation to mine.

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happy hour talk

As some of you may know, I was supposed to give a talk during a happy hour industry talks today…

Unfortunately, because of the recent situation around the world (aka COVID-19 outbreak), those talks have been canceled. I was really looking forward to this new adventure and to share my thoughts and experiences with my fellow uni students attending Happy Hour, so I decided to take a brave step and record the presentation.

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3 things I’ve learnt during WITW, other than the industry knowledge

Few weeks ago I attended a Work In The Web workshop over in sunny Leeds (if you would like to read more about the event, HERE is the link)

Workshop has been an amazing adventure and I am so glad I got to go and be part of it.  I love events like this one, where days are filled with great talks and panels and you’re spending time with like-minded people. The good thing about them, you’re learning a lot more than just what’s on the agenda…

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