Why I love being a freelancer, and why that might end

I’ve written before about the perks of freelancing and self-employment, and even included some serious points aside from working in pyjamas, but things have changed for me in the last year or so, and I felt like it was a good time to re-evaluate. I’m about to mark my third anniversary of being a freelance… Continue reading Why I love being a freelancer, and why that might end

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“So what, exactly, do you do?” An interview with a freelance writer

It’s already been a month since I relaunched my freelance writing business, and as part of my set up I was asked if I could be interviewed about what I do. I thought this would be a great way of giving some advice to others looking to break away from the safety net of employment… Continue reading “So what, exactly, do you do?” An interview with a freelance writer

Back to school tips for teachers

It’s been five weeks and four days since the school holidays began, and approximately five weeks and three days since the Back to School adverts began. But thankfully, thoughts of actually going back have only just started to arise. I went and got myself another job in a school. I’m doing more or less the… Continue reading Back to school tips for teachers

Special work requirements: an office cat, please

A few years ago I was at a launch party for a local business which had been given its start-up after appearing on Dragons’ Den. I’d been asked to go along to conduct an interview with the girls whose business it was, and also to interview Theo Paphitis, who’d invested in them. I only remember… Continue reading Special work requirements: an office cat, please

Why Kirstie Allsopp has missed the point entirely

Kirstie Allsopp has said this week that women should skip university, concentrate on buying property, settle down as quickly as possible and ultimately have children in their 20s. I didn’t completely know how I felt about this when I read it, but now I can see that she’s missed the point entirely. In this article,… Continue reading Why Kirstie Allsopp has missed the point entirely

Musings on work, passion, and combining the two

This summer my temporary contract at work will come to an end, probably. Instead of panicking about getting another job though, I’m thinking about what I could do. I’m not particularly suited to the 9-5 lifestyle, nor am I particularly qualified to do anything specific, so I’ve been thinking about what I enjoy: writing and… Continue reading Musings on work, passion, and combining the two

Light at the end of the school corridor

I’m still alive, just. My blog, along with most other non-work related things in my life have gotten used to a bit of abandonment lately, but enough! I’ve had my first pay day and amongst a few (several) small treats I bought for myself was a new charger cable for my laptop that has been… Continue reading Light at the end of the school corridor

So I’m going to be a teacher

So I’m going to be a teacher. This isn’t new, I’ve known for so long that I can’t really remember when I was offered the job. May, possibly. But it’s just sunk in. In two weeks I’m going to be solely responsible for the education of a group of 11 year old children. All of… Continue reading So I’m going to be a teacher

L is for learning

It’s really hard to believe that it is almost two years since I finished university. I’m going to go ahead with the age-old cliché ‘it feels like yesterday’ that I was throwing my graduation cap in the air. Well, almost in the air. It was more like I dropped it really; it went a pathetic… Continue reading L is for learning

I is for inspiration

…Or inspiration boards to be precise. We can find inspiration in all kinds of places – quotes, pictures, songs, something small that catches our eye, the achievements of others – the list could go on forever. Inspiration also needs to come from different places, depending on what we are aspiring to. At the moment I… Continue reading I is for inspiration