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…

The realities of freelance life with Stuart Bache and Natasha Hughes of Books Covered

The realities of freelance life with Stuart Bache and Natasha Hughes of Books Covered

This week I have two of my former colleagues on my blog! Tash and Stu are two lovely individuals who fell in love in the office, then decided to change their entire lives together. They moved to the Midlands, where their families live, started up…

The Realities of Freelance Life: Ruth Poundwhite

The Realities of Freelance Life: Ruth Poundwhite

I’ve only had a ‘multi-hyphen career’ for a a few months now, but I’ve absolutely loved the mix of things I’ve been working on. From working with authors directly to getting involved with a small publisher, it’s been so interesting to approach what I love…

5 ways to take the pressure off at Christmas

5 ways to take the pressure off at Christmas

I love Christmas. I love the day, I love the run up, I love the whole atmosphere and the Christmas spirit that starts to appear at this time of year. I love our advent candle, which we’ve been lighting each morning (as we scarf down…

The realities of freelance life: Franky Shanahan of Love Audrey

The realities of freelance life: Franky Shanahan of Love Audrey

A few weeks ago, I asked people to tell me more about their lives as freelancers. It’s not something I’m planning to do just yet, but since I technically now have a ‘multi-hyphened career’, figuring out how other people do this thing full time is…

The realities of freelance life: Rachel Burton – Author

The realities of freelance life: Rachel Burton – Author

I’m not at all a full-time freelancer. I’m not really even a part-time freelancer. I work four days a week for a London publishing house, and am just starting to do my own thing on my fifth day. But I guess I’m one of those…

How I handle when life gets overwhelming

How I handle when life gets overwhelming

Tsh Oxenreider, who runs the Simple podcast, regularly runs these features on what’s saving her life – the small things that are bringing joy into her life every day. I’ve done one of these in the newsletter before, but I think it was high time…