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

Advertisements

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

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

Ethical shopping: not just for the middle class

Earlier this week I read a Guardian article about Primark and Marks and Spencer. The former had reported profits the same day the latter reported a loss, and so cue the Life and Style section going wild (or as wild as you can get while sampling the latest technique for pumpkin soup). Lauren Cochrane, the… Continue reading Ethical shopping: not just for the middle class

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

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

New beginnings

It’s been ages since my last post, Christmas is a distant memory and it is well and truly time those New Year resolutions were set in, and seeing as one of mine was to concentrate on my blog this year I need to get writing! Although Christmas was an age and a half ago, one… Continue reading New beginnings

A little bit of contemplation and philosophy

For those of you that have followed my blog for a while, or maybe know me personally, you might know that one of my biggest life stresses is a career. Whether or not to have one, if I have one, whether to think of it as a career or just some high-powered thing I enjoy… Continue reading A little bit of contemplation and philosophy

‘I pick up new skills like a monkey picks up nuts’ and other odd phrases from a job hunting graduate

It’s that time of the week that I consider what I’ve been up to over the last seven days and this week’s theme is definitely one of employment. This weekend I upped my job search from ‘casually looking’ to ‘serious’, and with that I feel a jobs version of the Facebook relationship status brewing somewhere… Continue reading ‘I pick up new skills like a monkey picks up nuts’ and other odd phrases from a job hunting graduate