How to get out of your comfort zone

How to get out of your comfort zone

Did you know that ‘work for myself’ has been on my list of goals since about 2014? In fact, in January 2014, I wrote in my journal that by December 2014 “I want to have a clear plan in place for working for myself”. Do…

Making peace with comparison

Making peace with comparison

Recently, I asked on my Instagram stories if there was anything people would like me to write about on my blog, as I was starting to write my next 12 week content plan. ‘Comparison’ came the only response. Er, what? Who am I to write…

Am I in trouble?

Am I in trouble?

No. Of course I’m not. I’m never in trouble. And yet. I constantly feel like I’ve done something wrong and I’m about to get caught out. When I’m in the office (I’m back in house doing a temporary contract), if I take an extra 10…

Checking in on 2019 goals: My mid-year review

Checking in on 2019 goals: My mid-year review

At the start of each year, I always set some goals. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, that will be no surprise to you! I bang on about it relatively regularly, but I truly believe that setting clear goals can make all…

How much did you earn last month?

How much did you earn last month?

This is adapted from the newsletter I sent out in May, which had the most responses ever. I learned SO much about people’s finances, and I opened up so much in response to their messages. I think it’s really important that we all start opening…

On finding ‘the balance’

On finding ‘the balance’

This could equally have been titled: ‘Discovering that I’m actually a workaholic’ because finding ‘the balance’ so far has proved elusive. There are a multitude of reasons that I decided to go freelance, but one of them was definitely to have more of a work-life…

What I’ve learned from my first month of freelance life

What I’ve learned from my first month of freelance life

Last month, I had my leaving lunches, I sent my farewell email, and said goodbye to office life. I set up the very next day on my own, and became fully self-employed for the first time. And so far, I’ve got to say, freelance life…

Working from home when you can’t actually work from home

Working from home when you can’t actually work from home

Last October, we got our first au pair. It was driven by our financial situation at the time, as we could no longer afford to send our two children to nursery. It’s been wonderful having someone looking after the kids at home, and while I…

Manifestation vs matter

Manifestation vs matter

“Please tell me you aren’t going to talk about manifestation,” my (former! I am now fully freelance! More on that below) boss said to me last week. Sorry, Bethan, I’m going to talk about manifestation. Well, sort of. I have read a whole bunch of…

Setting big goals for 2019

Setting big goals for 2019

Before I start talking about my 2019 goals, a bit of exciting news: My author mentoring programme is open again! Over the course of 4 weeks, I will work with a small group of authors to help them tell their story online. This involves working…