How I Prepared Before Giving Up My Day Job

If you’re preparing to give up your day job then it can seem overwhelming. When I handed in my notice almost a year ago, a lot of people congratulated me and said they wished they…

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Book Review: Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life by Beth Kempton

I’m wary of life guides these days. I went through a phase of ploughing through self-help manuals a decade ago and still have a pile of books selling success and unlimited cash stashed in a…

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My Year ‘Off’ Work – Nine Months In

How did that happen?! I’m almost three-quarters into my year away from the traditional workplace – a liberating yet also slightly scary realisation.  Since Little M has  returne to school, I’ve been in review mode.…

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Life After Quitting the Day Job: The First Quarter

Back in late December, I packed away my office and quit my day job, a step that I’d been contemplating for several years.  There wasn’t one factor that encouraged me to make this decision, rather…

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