Tag: Freelance life

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…

5 things I did before I went freelance

5 things I did before I went freelance

I’ve been speaking to a few people over the last few weeks who are thinking about leaving the 9-5 to go freelance. I’m a huge advocate of it, because my experience has been overwhelmingly positive, however, I was in an unusual set of circumstances before…

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…

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…