Sharpened pencil’s at the ready…
To work from home has it’s benefit’s that’s for sure. You can wear whatever you want and of course I make the most of this. Expect to find me in running pants and a large hoodie whenever I’m indoors. The second upside is the time and hassle you save not having to travel to an office everyday. This is probably my favourite part of working from home. On the flip side motivation can sometimes slip and the distraction of YouTube or online shopping doesn’t make things any easier. There’s something to be said for a boss looking over your shoulder when you have a deadline to meet.
If you work from home I’m assuming you are freelance. If that’s the case then getting the job done is a priority because those bills won’t be paying themselves.
Career juggling in 2 countries plus climate change and LGBTQ+ issues.
It’s Boxing Day and I’m currently sitting in bed. The last couple of days have been really nice and I’m feeling relaxed but also motivated. I’ve been eating, drinking a bit, watching loads of movies and not much else tbh. All this chilling out has got me thinking about 2018 and I’m excited for what’s to come. 2017 has been a year of growth and I’m happy to end it having ironed out some of the creases in my life. I’ve managed to create a balance amongst my careers which I’ve been trying to do for the last few years. In addition the blog has helped me to develop a better understanding of who I am and where I’m going. All in all things are really good and I’m feeling pretty darn grateful. View Post
Christmas is one of the few times throughout the year when most of us have some time for ourselves. In addition to cooking, eating, spending time with the family. More eating, sleeping (can’t wait for that) and watching movies. I really want to find some inspiration. The new year is about to come knocking and I want to put my best foot forward. If you also want to start the new year motivated and on the right track. Then I have some ideas to get the most from your Christmas break.
It’s about planting seeds for a long career…
Blogging is a hot topic. People ask me questions all the time, mainly about how to earn money.
It’s one thing to get some followers on instagram. But if you want to make a career from this (and one with longevity) then it’s useful to make a plan. The bloggers who are big now started 5-10 years ago when things were much easier. Now the rules have changed and it’s harder than ever to cut through the noise and get noticed. I have a personal list of blogging do’s and don’ts – and it’s the don’ts that are most important.
Being you sounds so much better, but it’s hard…
Writing an e mail or jotting down the weekly shopping list. No problem! But writing something meaningful can be an absolute nightmare. It’s easy to go all formal when writing about something which can end up sounding really boring. In my earlier blog posts I used the word thus here and there. I mean, thus?! I would never use that word in an actual conversation. There’s a balance to writing content that’s easy to read without sounding like siri. I’ve been practicing and I found a couple of tips that really helped me out.