Self PortraitMy name is Lara. At the tender age of just gone 30 (and having never been fired), I am a former project engineer, English teacher, accountant, building services engineer, technology analyst, and sustainability consultant. I have worked in a deodorant factory for one of the largest producers of consumer goods in the world, at one of the Big 4 Accountancy firms, at the largest technology consulting and outsourcing firm in the world, two of the biggest engineering consultancy firms in the world, the largest corporate real estate firm in the world, and, for one ignomious year, a tiny environmental consultancy firm in Croydon.

My C.V. is a thing to behold. I have four separate corporate pension fund accounts (one overseas) which I have no idea what to do with and a draft resignation letter primed and ready to go at all times. I am a text book case for Dr Meg Jay (Author of Your 20s the Defining Decade) , and am eagerly awaiting her follow up book which I assume will be titled “How to Rescue your 30s if you didn’t sort your life out in your 20’s and were plunged into depression upon reading my first book”.

After my rather eclectic work experience, none of which I found particularly fulfilling, and what with suffering from RSI, I decided I needed to escape from the corporate rat race, regain the full use of my arms, and embrace my creative side… quite possibly permanently.

This blog documents my artistic endeavours during my escape, and my thoughts on the world outside of the 9 to 5 grind.


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