Category: Ways of working

Here’s where I keep posts about approaches to work and getting things done as a solo business owner, a freelancer and a plate-spinner. Don’t expect ‘productivity tips’ (I shudder at the thought) – this is more about my experience of finding and maintaining enthusiasm for projects, and different methods I’ve used to get things done.

Temperance be my guide

Suddenly, as a person who’s life has become incredibly single tracked, and as someone who wants to bring variety, creativity and, yes, the elusive concept of balance back into her life, Temperance is looking pretty damn good.

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I need a dose of reality

In recent weeks, I’ve felt very quiet. Not in that good – though often destabilising – introspective way, where you purposefully take time out to sit with thoughts and feelings. More in a sad way. I’ve felt low, listless, unenthused. At moments I’ve wondered if I’m hovering on the edge of a depression that’s been …

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However I damn well please – Nine of Pentacles

I’ve been making some changes to the way I work lately. After a strange summer of shifting emotions and a feeling that I’d lost myself somewhere along the way, and the unfamiliar experience of simply allowing those shifts to happen rather than leaping to articulate or capture them, September brought clarity, and a climax. In …

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On writing retreats

I’m a big fan of retreating. Of carving out a special, dedicated space for a specific task or focus. I’m not a natural multi-tasker, but by virtue of the fact that most of my work is online, every time I sit down at my desk to work, I’m faced with a billion potential distractions. If …

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Follow Your Arrow: My new solopreneur series on Autostraddle!

I’m so excited! Today, my new solopreneur series – Follow Your Arrow – started on Autostraddle! It’s a fortnightly celebration of LGBTQ solopreneurs, business-owners, side-hustlers and others who want to earn a living doing the things they love. The first post features an interview with yours truly, so you’ll get to read all about how …

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What if you don’t have ‘one true calling’?

I watched this video this morning over my coffee and it made my heart sing. Lately, I’ve been having this same conversation with a lot of my 30-something friends. A conversation about ‘finding your thing’. About reining in your passions in order to find that one special thing that will be yours, about which you’ll be …

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Checking in: Where I’m at and where I’m going

It’s a month since my new moon ritual. At the last new moon, feeling strongly the urge to bring more earth into my life and to calm down the internal fire that makes me hyper, sparky, quick to decide/act and generally kinda intense, I gave thanks to the elements that had brought me this far in …

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Your to-do list – Eight of Wands

Powerful, energetic, direct, and full-on. The Eight of Wands represents a bunch of different things to me, all of which feel really relevant today. NB – I’m excited to have drawn today’s card from The Fountain Tarot by Jonathan Saiz, Jason Gruhl and Andi Todaro – hot off the press, this stunning new deck arrived last night and …

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Earth, self-care and a studio

Last week, I finally found a studio. You can probably hear my sigh of relief on the other side of the world. It was the gardeners’ storage room till Em and I cleared it last week. I love my tarot work, and I love that it’s portable, flexible, do-able from anywhere…including my little boat. But after two …

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