Freelancer Life

The Reality of Freelancing

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International Women’s Day – What it means to me

Most of you will know that today marks international women’s day. I’ve always been brought up with an awareness of women’s struggles throughout the centuries and the fact that women, in this country, haven’t always had the rights we perhaps take for granted today.

I was taught significant, world-changing names like – Emmeline Pankhurst and Maya Angelou – strong, ground-breaking women. I wonder how many teenagers have heard of these names now? (I hope more than I expect). Continue reading

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Meet other Bloggers in Manchester

The blogging world can, believe it or not, be a lonely one unless you actively meet other bloggers. Although bloggers may get to attend events, openings, awards and go out and travel, review restaurants or other awesome stuff…we essentially spend the majority of our blogging lives glued to our laptops and phones…alone. (Cue violins)…

BUT, if you look, there are many ways to meet other bloggers, other people who like to talk about blogging, the good and the bad, people that don’t glaze over when you’re questioning the latest instagram algorithm and why you keep getting so many follows-unfollows (damn them!).

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Working from Home and Hygge

Since August this year, I’ve been officially self-employed. It’s a constant mixture of pressure and doubt, teamed with excitement and endless possibilities. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives (so far) and I’m loving every minute of it.

I get to do something different each day, combine 3 different “jobs”, work flexibly, be my own boss and work from home.

Working from home is one of those things that on the outside, seems the ultimate luxury. But on the other hand, means you have to be self-motivated and have the will-power to not do all those jobs around the house that need doing (you know, laundry, washing-up, general tidying) instead of your work.Continue reading