Monday, 20 October 2014

free ranging

A few weeks ago I got to a bit of a fork in the road. Going one way led to signing on  the other way was becoming self employed and making my own chances till the ideal job came along. I signed on. And my oomph left. It was a big deal at the time and I faced my job centre demons. A job offer came and I accepted knowing that I had panicked and not put any thought into any of the practicalities and if it had any future for me.

I am now in the process of releasing myself from that decision. I registered as self employed this morning and before lunch had bagged my first 'job'. It's only handing out leaflets in our local city centre but it's 3 days work at quite a good rate. I am now pitching some ideas in my head and to some magazines in the tentative hope this may come to something. For some reason as I signed on my writing mojo slipped away and for the last few weeks  I have not even blogged. It's coming back now.

My friend is a crafter and I hope to get involved in that although am keeping that as a hobby.

Another idea is to approach local companies to see about oddments of office work where there is not enough work to employ someone but enough to need a little help now and again. At the same time I am keeping my eye on the job market and even have a job interview on Thurs.

I am not terribly motivated by money but I am motivated to be interested and happy in what I do. I think this will be a stop gap while I figure things out.

x

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    1. thank you, it really helps to have positive feedback when you are nervous of decisions made x

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  2. Good luck Hazzy, it sounds like you are back on track :o)

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    1. thank you, it feels better to be nervous than miserable x

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  3. I was only thinking this morning about you and what was happening on the job front. Sounds like you are happier in the decision you have now made. Good luck x

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    1. ah that's nice you were thinking about me. Like I say I feel nervous while finance gets sorted but I'm not miserable and I slept through the night last night x

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  4. Nice one. Suddenly a decision comes to you and you made it. Think positive at all times. I was a self-employed temp for a couple of years. Office work. I walked around the city centre distributing letters to places I wouldn't mind working. I got plenty of work. Good luck. Do what you want to do at all times.xx

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    1. Thanks, my weekend just got cancelled but I'm top of the list for the next one. So much clearer in my thinking now x

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  5. Well done. I feel it's a huge step to go self employed (I suppose because I'm not brave enough) Hope you get lots of work.
    Carolx

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    1. Thanks. To be honest I think it was my only option till a perm job. But its great not to be signing on x

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