Interview: Daisy Buchanan
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Students. We are at a time in our lives where everything is getting 'a bit much' and adults are asking us all the big questions:
"Any jobs lined up?"
"Are you moving out then?"
"When are you going to settle down with a nice banker and make lots of babies?"No? Just me then. Joking aside, there is almost always a time in our lives when it gets a bit scary and we need some grown up help. That's where Daisy Buchanan comes in. Starting off her writing career at Bliss magazine, Daisy has worked her way up through the realms of journalism and is now a fully fledged author with a non-fiction novel (how grown up is that?!) Her debut novel How to be a Grown up is the perfect handbook for women everywhere who need some advice sometimes - whether it's learning how to be to manage money or even learning to get dressed. I first met Daisy when she interviewed me about an article regarding internships and I took the oppurtunity to ask one of my favourite journalists to go for coffee. After that, the journalist in me was itching to turn the tables and interview her about her long-awaited book... When ask what her inspiration for the book was, Daisy explains that she had been plagued by sleepless nights and 'those 3am worries about the future' - all the while wishing there was something she could read to tell her that it was all alright. "I just wanted someone to tell me what I wanted to hear," she explains, before adding:"It's a bit weird, but now I can now almost take my own advice!" Daisy hopes her book can help not just millenials, but people of all generations that are going through a tough time. "I want the people who read the book to know that they are wise enough and smart enough to understand they have this knowledge inside of them - but I feel we need someone sometimes to tell us it's okay to be scared."
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