2016: the year of spaciousness

Because there's more to life than work

About

I started this blog back in March 2013 as a result of 2 big life events: turning 45 and hitting what felt like the halfway point of my life and leaving employment to develop my own business. Since I left college at 18, I’d been an employee, pretty much always full time. I started the blog as an attempt at keeping perspective, so I don’t talk about my business here. What I do focus on is making sure I’m giving other things in my life the same priority as my work. So this is a celebration and exploration of the other things that make my life great, and a reminder to stay in the moment and enjoy life as it passes, rather than always be looking ahead to the next challenge.

The blog was originally called ‘2013: The Year of Being Me’: for 2014 I changed that to the ‘Year of Discovery’; and in 2015 it’s the ‘Year of Ease’. I’ve worked very hard to get my business off the ground, and am aiming this year to be slightly less driven and more open to serendipity and unexpected opportunity.

Please leave a comment if you’re going through a similar process – I’d love to hear from you!

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10 thoughts on “About

  1. I have run my own business before, on the side not as a full time venture. I loved every moment of it because I did things at my own pace and earned extra on the side. Blogging for me is like an extra job on the side without earnings, I don’t know about you. Have a fantastic weekend.

  2. I suppose I don’t really think of this blog as work – it helps me focus on the stuff outside my business. Though I’m loving being self-employed, it is hard to switch off at the end of the day and thinking about what to put on a post helps shift my attention. Your posts are so detailed though with the great step by step photos so must take up more of your time! All I can say is, if it is a job for you, then it’s a job well done 🙂 Thanks for the comment and have a great weekend.

  3. Ha ha, you got it right, those detailed steps take a lot of time to post, but I want to inspire people to cook/and bake so the detailed steps will remain. I love doing it, but it takes a huge chunk of my time. Thank you so much for stopping by and for ‘joining the conversation on my blog’ I love talking to people, I think it’s the blogging part I love most. Have a great weekend and a fantastic week!

  4. Bit late to this party…I recently left full time work to start up on my own too. I am 29, but always thought there must be more to life than working tirelessly for someone else doing something that didn’t particularly inspire or motivate me.
    I have recently revived my little blog too, not really for this new business but more as something else to do too.
    I am going to catch up on your blog now I have found a like minded soul!
    Emma

    • Same for me, I have a work blog but wanted something else to keep me a bit more grounded and give me an external focus, I love doing this. Great to meet a fellow entrepreneur and hope things are going well for you!

      • I should get a work blog going, but it is all very new and slightly overwhelming at times. I’ll get there I’m sure! I’m hopeful things will go well. I have the same hopes for you too.

  5. I love the tag line of your blog, “Because there’s more to life than work” I work to live not live to work.

  6. I love the premise of your blog and love discovering new things too! Thank you for visiting my blog and choosing to follow. I shall follow you too as I like your approach – look for the good stuff – which is mine too. I will be back posting soon. I think tonight that I almost have this pneumonia knocked on the head! 🙂

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