Life Update

Hello friends! There are several reasons for this post today; I was going to do my February book round up but with my last blog having been the January one, it felt weird (In my defence, that one was a little late!) and also, I thought it would be cool to tell you a bit about what’s going on in my life that is making it hard to blog so much!

So, I officially became self-employed full time on Monday and so far, I am a big fan! I’ve had a crazy influx of work which is great because on Day 3 of freelance life I am set to earn more this month than I did last month at my “real” job, so that’s pretty cool. Of course, with great power comes great anxiety and there have been several “Oh my gosh, why am I doing this?!” moments in the past few days! Thankfully a hot bath, glass of wine and pep talk from Steven tends to help.

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I haven’t posted a vlog since Steven’s birthday, and yet I have a huge list of video ideas (including a gaming series!), so hopefully I will be able to get around to that soon too!

Then there’s the wedding blog that I’ve been working on, and would like to launch sometime before we get married next year(!). I’ve got a few bits towards writing my book, and an idea for an e-course. Plus Badger & Squidge is doing pretty well and the next step is to create a website for that and pitch our cards to a local indie shop.

Add to that the stress of planning a wedding (which you will soon be able to read about in epic detail!), eating healthier, trying to get to the gym (trying), keeping up with my blog (clearly not very well) and the pile of stuff I need to write for my freelancing, not to mention the paperwork and accounts and nonsense that come with being your own boss, studying and learning to drive – honestly I’m thinking I should remove sleep from my schedule entirely!

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I say all that, but really I’m loving it! Yesterday I did a full 9 hour day with a client and came home, wolfed down some food and then spent the rest of the evening in my own office, cracking on, accompanied by a glass of rose. I can fit my work around my yoga classes, seeing friends and afternoon naps (which I haven’t taken enough advantage of yet!) and I no longer have to spend 3 hours a day travelling – Woo!

So things are great, but busy. I think it’s going to take me a little while to get into the swing of everything and keep these plates a-spinning, but I’m glad you’re along with me for the ride!

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Comments

  1. I have a question – I’m just wondering how you got into social media and things without having a degree like Marketing or Advertising? I’m really interested in that field too but most jobs tend to say they desire a degree in marketing, advertising and PR, sales etc but with a soon-to-be-degree in Film & TV Production I keep thinking I can’t do it!

    1. You deffo can do it! My degree was in Dance and Drama with Design, and yet here I am! Honestly, experience is the most important thing, and in this field it’s easy to get. Even if you just help out a small, local business for free, it’s a start. Running your blog is a great thing to mention when applying for marketing jobs, and there are loads of online courses to get some sort of qualification in it. For example, I did a Diploma in Social Media with the Shaw Academy (it was on HUGE discount on a voucher site!), and although it was stuff I already knew, I got to keep a piece of paper to show people 🙂 If you need any help or advice, message me 🙂 I think you’d be great at it! x

  2. You are so amazing and I absolutely love that you’re loving life and giving it beans!!! Made up for you!!! <3 <3 <3

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