Practising Certificate

I can’t see the point in me having a practicing certificate.  I know when I first started to apply for it, I was getting frustrated at what a long process it was, trying to update it, get everything signed, send everything off etc.  When I got the certificate it really did feel like a sense of achievement but I am (fairly) happy doing work for others on a subcontract basis. I do a few tax returns, only two that I get paid for and I think my ATT certificate covers that so at the moment I really can’t see the point in having a practicing certificate.  Continue reading “Practising Certificate”

My Ideal World

Following on from last weeks blog, I’ve had a sit down to think about what it is I want.  For ages, I have wanted a job working from home so I could spend quality time with my girls.  I have two jobs working from home but I feel like I’m spending all my time working and then not actually spending any quality time with the girls.  I have been feeling like I don’t have the time to pause and think.  I do like the work I do but just need more time to do it.

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What do I want?

There’s a lot happening at the moment and I don’t know exactly what it is that I want. I think I would like a permanent job but even that doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of work and stability. I think I want my eldest daughter to go to a regular school and then you hear of horror stories and so I change my mind and I want her to stay at the private school which we can’t really afford.

There’s so many online businesses and courses going around that I want to do but I’m not sure why and what’s the point. For now I’m going to stick to my accounting, blogging and yoga and looking after my girls. Cooking, beauty, crafts, reiki etc. can wait.  The online money making schemes which seem to take your money first without even guaranteeing you’ll get any money back in return seems to good to be true.  Then there’s the ultimate blog which keeps telling you to slow down and enjoy life. How can you fit everything in and still be happy, healthy and  rich? I guess ultimately, that is what everyone wants, to be happy, healthy and rich.

Happy and rich don’t always go together. It’s almost seen as a ultimatum, you can be happy but not rich or rich but not happy. If you’re rich enough to be comfortable and not make any sacrifices then surely that is a good thing and you are happy? I think for now I need to start focussing a little bit on what I want and need to do to put my family first including their health and happiness. As much as I don’t like cooking, I’m going to attempt to be healthy, be active and stop slobbing in front of the TV for my girls or computer for me.
I also need to get into some sort of routine for holidays where I can do some work but also spend time with them and even going places.
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Nicheing

I’m not 100% sure if nicheing is even a word but that is what I think I should be doing.  I’ve been reading lots of posts and articles about how you should have a niche and then focus all your writing, work, if you have anything to sell on that.  There’s also lots of lists about the things you could niche or sell online.  So I’ve been thinking about what I could niche about in my blog and here’s my list:

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Writing 201: Poetry – Day 10

Hot Bikram Yoga

I prayer that my body is ready
For contortions in extreme heat
Both legs are firm and steady
Start from the top, down to the feet

‘Keep breathing’ is the mantra
The sweat has already begun
As the teacher begins her banter.
There’s nowhere now to run

What makes me come here?
Why did I drag my friend?
Are you ok? Is that a look of fear?

We fold our body into a bend,
It’ll be over soon, my dear
As we finally lie down at the end.