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Hello fellow post(during)-covid single darlings!

Don’t worry, we’re all in the same box and I am sure we have all at least once thought of (or even did) enter the mystical and freakin messy world of online dating. We might have thought of going ahead with it for the following reasons:

  • Just for “fun” — whatever that may mean!
  • For sex — some of us do need that after a while
  • To find a relationship — seeing some friends who “made it” through the app, makes us think “I am defo missing out on something! I should try it!”
  • To…

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Everyone who has been to therapy, in the first few sessions have definitely encountered the following question, or variants of it:

What can you tell me about your childhood?

Question which at first, if you’ve never been to therapy may ignite the following thoughts from you: “Why am I being asked these questions?”, “What is the purpose of this?”, “Why now?”- reaction which later, you will laugh at.

Why will you laugh? Because in possibly every therapy session you will at least once be directed back at your childhood by your therapist.

We are the summation of our past experiences.


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3 years ago, I left a full-time job in London to follow my dream: become a freelance UX Deisigner & illustrator. My biggest dream was to use my creativity and strategic thinking to help brands varying from solo-preneurs to big companies achieve their dream by applying their personality in visual design: be it branding, illustrations or redesigning their website to be user-focused.

I had this dream and I couldn’t spend another day doing anything else than following my passion: visual design.

Trust me, this story is not a story of: success1, success2, success3 etc. It looks rather complicated and I…


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Sounds cliche, I know.

You’ve definitely heard this at least 1000x times on Instagram in an post with a white background + Times New Roman font saying “Learn to love yourself”. I strongly believed it as cliche up until the moment when I realised that there’s no way out.

I jumped from several connections to others to find happiness — up until I fell sick of relationships and connections. Now? I cannot even think of the fact that I would like to be with someone in the next few years. Why?

Because the only thing I need now is to…


Thank you Martin! :) Your words mean a lot to me and it feels great to see that you resonated with my words! Thank you!


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As I am typing this story, I am learning how to set my terms in a more efficient way in friendships and connections. I am still on my journey to figure out better communication and how to claim our needs and believe in them.

I am here to share some of the tips I have found useful in expressing my needs clearly and how to have the courage to stand up and say “no” in moments when even your body tells you that something is not right for you.

But first, how do we spot that our boundaries have been…


Solitude can teach you a lifetime of learnings. — Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash

Woah. I am back to writing the realisations I’ve had across my therapy-journey and I have never felt more at ease and calmer in my life.

Where do I start?

I was strongly bullied (this is the first time I truly admit this) for 2 years in high school — I remember crying in the school library on the floor thinking “I don’t want to live. Why do I feel so lonely? Why do they tell me these words?”.

Words, which sounded like:

“Everybody hates you”

“No one will ever love you”

“You will die alone”

I am sure the…


Yep, alone. A mac, coffee, an old sexy table and a tired heart — Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash

Last September in 2019, I started my journey as a freelance designer working for clients on a project basis.

During my journey, I have read & heard so many facts about freelancing that my head could’ve exploded from the amount of information I have digested. I’m glad I could digest it at least.

So, after almost a year into my work and experience, I have decided to tell you, my dear reader, the truth about freelancing: good and bad; exciting and boring.

Whereas for beginners, this is for you ❤

So that you don’t get fooled by guys/gals who want…


Don’t worry, I don’t own these fancy tools — just one old-boy-Mac; Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash

Let me tell you a short story.

I graduated last year: 2019 July from a BSc Business course in the UK. I had absolutely 0 clue what to do — let alone what industry to be in.

At a certain point all I wanted to do is find a job so I can pay my bills and just get started. There was no point in dwelling on “What is my calling?” (it’s a myth anyway).

Eventually I found a job in London as an Account Manager at a Media Agency. …


Personal Illustration: “Different eyes, different perceptions” — See more: www.hazza.design

One thing we know for sure… Feminism has been quite “the thing” in the past few years. It became more of a fashion rather than a well-arguemented & researched political movement we stand for.

Ok. Before you start judging me for being “one of those women who push other women down as they just want to stand out” (I’ve read those articles too, believe me and I can definitely sense a bit of extremism there) — getting your mindset in an extreme will lead to any person you talk to, resent you. …

Hanna

Reflections, psychology, art, UX, UI Design & everything in between. 🌿 www.hazza.design

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