What Happens When Your Hobby Becomes Your Work

This post title could just have easily had a question mark on the end, because I am nowhere near figuring this out. In fact, I’ve only just realised turning my blog into my business constitutes as such a thing, and has subsequently left a free-time activity vacuum in my life. The realisation came a few weeks

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Reclaiming Selfishness

Selfish is a dirty word. We learn as children that selfish is just about the worst thing we can be – when someone takes our toy it’s us that are scolded for being selfish and not sharing; when we do things that make us feel good we’re told we’re selfish, that we should show more

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On Long Drives and Finding White Space

Since moving up here, I’ve gotten into driving. I’ve never been the driver – Dan is the one who drives us to holiday destinations and restaurants, while I’ve always kept my journeys to an hour max. Not that I’m a nervous driver, we’ve just always lived in places where everything I need is on the

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A Defence of Mess

I’ve been messy my whole life. To my mother’s (and Dan’s) chagrin, I’ve always been happy to step over a pile of washing or work around an obstacle course of bits and pieces I haven’t put away. This extends into the way I work – despite choosing a small desk precisely because of my messiness,

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Rethinking Slow Living

I’ve been rethinking slow living. I’d fallen off the wagon for a little while in the tumultuous period when we were moving, but I also feel like I’ve never really known what “slow living” actually is. Which I realise sounds ludicrous from a self-styled slow living blogger. I thought that by writing about it I’d figure

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How To Set Goals That Encourage Action

We all have goals, even if they’re so loose they’re more or less just dreams. Goal setting is something I struggled with for a while; I had a blurry, imaginary vision of what I wanted my life to look like, but just couldn’t find a way to connect the dots and set firm goals to

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The Power of ‘Not Yet’

A quick word before we start: We’ve been talking a lot about slow marketing and developing our businesses over here, and I hope that there have been some transferable nuggets for those of you not in the business of business. This blog started as a slow living blog, and, while I’ve been justifying the marketing

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