Going it Alone: My New Blog Series | Work

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If you've been following me on Twitter or Instagram, or you happen to have seen that YouTube video of mine, you probably know I've not been having the best of luck on the job market, lately.
I lost a job I loved in January, and one I loathed not too long ago; I've been made redundant just to have my ex-boss ask me for advice a few months later, I've had my work ethic questioned weeks after working non-stop through a miscarriage.
I've done proofreading jobs, data entry work, at-home and in-office, and temporary, and full time, and part time, and I've struggled to get interviews due to a 'lack of experience', despite a glowing track record.
You feel exhausted reading that, I know, but I have a point, I promise.

I'm taking a big, scary, giant, terrifying, step...and going it alone. I'm becoming a freelancer.
I have a website in progress, the first couple of projects under my belt, a near-constant migraine from dealing with HMRC, and an anxious pain in my chest whenever I think too hard about the future.

But more than that, I have a fire that the last couple of roles I've worked so hard at, the last few recruiters who've dismissed me out of turn, and the blank space where my savings used to be, have stoked.

You should probably hit the 'follow' button on my Bloglovin'Twitter , or subscribe to my YouTube, because from here on out, I'll be sharing (amongst other things), my tips, tricks, failures, and flaws on my journey to creating my own company, and I'd love it if you'd come along for the ride.

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3 comments

  1. Seems like you've been through hell recently girly. I hope that you take your fire and passion, and you run with it! Take all that negative stuff and use it as fuel! I've looked around your blog, and I know you've got some spunk that can be used to make you very successful. Good luck, and thank you so much for stopping by my little blog =3

    ~Shanae @ Simply Shanae

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  2. So sorry that you're dealing with all of these issues lately. Good luck on your freelancing adventure. I can definitely see how it would be scary leaving the conventional style job behind.

    - Britney @ http://surrealistique.wordpress.com

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  3. Good luck with this new chapter in your life! It sucks that not all companies can be accommodating. You've gone through a lot. But it's wonderful that you're finding your own solution <3 You got this!!

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