Alana James

An Adelaide girl's thoughts on life, love and all in-between.

Choosing to live the dream

In August I’m moving overseas. Europe, maybe London.

I’m doing the big, scary thing. I’m craving that nervous excitement, the heart pumping exhilaration. I’m already hooked.

I’m going to meet new people, see amazing things, and do good work.

When I share this news, I’m noticing people get very caught up in the what and how.

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The value of writing, no matter who reads it.

This is a blog post I constantly change my mind about. It’s been written and re-written multiple times, deleted, then written again.

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Podcast Ep 3 – Body image

All the Questions podcast – Episode Three

What do we think about our bodies? Why do so many women view their bodies negatively? How often do we think about our bodies? What types of things do we think? Do we obsess over bodies too much? Who or what influences our thoughts on body image? Family? Media?

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Podcast Ep 2 – Gender equality

Where do you start with such a big topic? What is the state of the gender equality movement at the moment? What’s positive? What’s problematic? How was International Women’s Day? What’s changed? Why have those things changed? Is sexism more subtle now? What’s unconscious bias? And what do Amber, Amy, Moira and Melody think about all this?

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Podcast Ep 1 – Why all the questions?

All The Questions podcast – Episode One!

What do they do? Why are they important? And why am I so obsessed with them? In the first ever episode of All the Questions (YAY) explore the deeper meaning behind the podcast and why we all need more curiosity, confusion and questions in our lives.

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17 goals for 2017

For those of you playing along at home, here’s what I’ll be doing this year – 17 goals for 2017. It’s going to be an incredible year. Continue reading “17 goals for 2017”


I have no idea what I’m doing

Warning: This is more than ten minutes of your life that you’ll never get back. Today I played with my voice recorder.  My 2017 goal is to add interviews or something podcast-ish to the blog, so I thought I’d practice.

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How to capture 2016 on your resume

Before we get too much further into 2017, there’s two things you need to do to boost your career this year. Capture the past year’s highlights on your resume AND set up good systems for the year ahead. Continue reading “How to capture 2016 on your resume”


Yep, 2016 was the worst year ever and the world is over.

Please kindly QUIT YOUR WHINGING ABOUT 2016. It was not the worst year ever. In fact, if 2016 showed us anything, it’s that negativity, fear, anger and blanket statements have rather adverse effects. Continue reading “Yep, 2016 was the worst year ever and the world is over.”


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