Embracing My Inner Gypsy

change, changing jobs, free spirit, happiness, work

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gypsy2 (Yes, those are totally my abs.)

I was talking to a girl friend about a guy friend the other day.  She wanted details, as in:  is there any potential for this “friend” to become something more.

“I don’t know,” I said.  I explained that he’s moved around a lot and seems to have an explorer’s heart.  “I like him, but I think he’s kind of a gypsy.”

“Well, you’re kind of a gypsy,” she said.
“No I’m not!”
But I backpedaled almost instantly:  “Well, not a geographical one anyway.”

Although I haven’t changed addresses all that often, I started thinking about all the things for which I’ve earned money (no matter how briefly) over the past 30 years.

In no particular order:
-secretary
-business rep
-restaurant hostess
-aerobics instructor
-classroom teacher
-writer
-tutor
-school food service worker
-swimming pool cleaner
-substitute teacher
-Easter Bunny
-vineyard worker
-house/pet sitter
-inventory “specialist”…

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Why freelance copywriters need to care less about the dishes

Being productive

Laura’s Copywriting

I’ll put my hands up and happily admit that I’ve been somewhat rubbish at committing myself to a daily blog post. I declared that I would as part of my 19 Things for 2019. I then failed to post entirely, but as I never said when this commitment would start I’m going to let myself off the hook a little.

As I resume blogging, I want to address an issue that doesn’t seem important at first glance: ignoring the dishes. Although I’ve worked as a freelance copywriter for nine years, I’ve only operated on a full-time basis for two of them. Mastering the fine art of working as a full-time freelance copywriter is challenging for a few reasons.

I won’t explore all those reasons today, but one that gets to me the most is my inability to switch off from home life. When you’re working at home, this is often…

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