Day 27 of Funemployment, 19 March:
On hearing news of my resignation, many well-meaning loved ones reached out:
“Woohoo! That means you have more time to meet up right?”
“Can you help me with this project since you have so much time now?”
As much as I knew these were said with the best and most loving of intentions,
I felt overwhelmed by the tsunami of requests on my time and energy.
… Read More Yes I’m Unemployed, But No I’m Not Free All The Time.
In many ways, my experience in sales was critical to building up not just the financial means, but also the confidence to take my year off work.
These are three lessons that have really stuck with me.… Read More 3 Life Lessons I Learned as a Salesperson.
This post contains affiliate links. I didn’t make the decision to resign and take a year off work on impulse. It was 2 years in the making. During this time, I was often confused, scared and anxious. Thankfully, I wasn’t alone. I was able to lean on the wisdom of many others to figure out… Read More 5 Books Which Helped Me Build the Courage to Take 12 Months Off Work.
I’ve struggled with my relationship with food for a long time. Whilst food is genuinely an enormous joy for me, I usually feel terrible after a meal. This may surprise you. I’m generally known to be a careful, healthy eater (I did just write a post about being vegan!) Very often my meals include a… Read More Changing How I Feel About Food From Pain to Pleasure: Eating as Practice in Self-Honesty.
I became vegan in August’19, primarily for reasons around health and values.
Despite extensive research to ensure I was making the change from omnivore to vegan in a healthy, mindful way, there were still a few things that surprised me. … Read More Becoming Vegan: 8 Things I Didn’t Expect
I’m starting with focusing because that’s going to be fundamental to the success of everything else.
Here’s what the plan to build my focus looks like.… Read More ‘Focusing’ is the Theme for Month 1 of My Sabbatical. Here’s How I Intend To Live It Out.
Spending on travel: when is it an expense and when is it an investment?… Read More Why Travel Isn’t The Focus of My One Year Sabbatical.