I have always been a lover of libraries.
The first thing I do when I move to a new place is sign up for a library card. I love the environmental aspect of it, and I love that if I am without wifi I can still watch TV. (No joke, I love watching TV)
I like that I can check out e-books and e-magazines, and that I can just wander through the stacks waiting for a new book to catch my eye. I love checking out all the books in a particular section that is fascinating me at the moment, without having to spend hundreds of dollars on an interest that may pass in a few days or weeks.
Long story short, libraries are awesome.
Spring has sprung! And I for one and more than excited to start working outdoors. There are a few things that I will miss once the temperatures get back up above freezing.
Cozy socks & Slippers
I love socks. I love to pad around the house in super obnoxious fuzzy ones. I love to pair giant warm cabin socks with my multitude of boots. And best of all I love slippers with ears. (Currently writing this with penguin slippers that have crowns, #freelancingwin). Although I am a fan on going barefoot, there is always a comfort in putting on a pair of slippers at the end of the day.
Ahh Valentine's day. A lovely excuse to celebrate your love and buy 75% off candy the next day. Some of our favorite Valentine's traditions have quite the impact on the environment. Here are 5 easy switches you can make this Valentine's Day to make the holiday more sustainable.
Tell us a little about yourself
One of my hobbies is shooting soccer games. I am a plant-based eater, a coffee snaahhhb and an avid soccer fan. On any Sunday morning, you can find me in my pajamas, french press coffee in one hand (or all over my futon if my team scores) and me cheering for my favorite European squad, Liverpool.
We welcome another [free]lancer to the site! Jemma Zoe Smith is the founder of the Education Hotel. She graduated from Oxford University in 2013, where she got her BSc and Masters degree in Biochemistry. She then returned to Oxford University to gain her PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in science teaching and to improve her pedagogical knowledge in 2017.
Six non-environmental reasons to switch to a reusable coffee cup
We all know freelancers live off of two things: coffee and WiFi. If you find yourself spending a lot of time working in a coffee shop you may notice that you throw out quite a few coffee cups. If you get take away coffee an average of three times a week, that's 156 cups that end up straight in the landfill. We all know the myriad of environmental reasons on why it's a good idea to give up that single use coffee cup, but here are 6 new reasons that have nothing to do with the landfill.
With New Year’s Eve come and gone I decided to take some time to look forward to what I want to accomplish out of the year. I wanted to set actual, attainable, and measurable goals for myself. Not just things like, “travel more” and “make money from freelancing”
I wanted goals that I could put down on paper, (err, screen?) and commit myself to. Because that is the only way this business is going to grow, if I stop being afraid, start pitching, and contact potential clients.
So, I am so glad you are all here to follow along on my journey from part-time customer service library clerk, to full-time freelancer!
As they say, this is going to be our year.
We all know spending the holidays at home after being away can be challenging. Your routine gets interrupted, you hear a lot of “when are you going to get a real job,” and sometimes your beliefs and lifestyle doesn’t quite mesh with your family’s. This guide will help you keep your sanity with 5 tips that can help you survive the holidays, and truly enjoy your time at home.
Welcome to the first installment of [free]lancer. A [free]lancer is someone who has chosen to work for themselves for the independence and freedom that comes with it. It may be difficult, but it’s definitely worth it. This blog is a place for freelancers to write about freelancing. Everything you didn’t know you didn't know. For our first interview I got to learn a little bit about the life of Ashley Madden, founder of both Waypost One and Helianthus Advising.
Ashley Madden is a free-spirit described to be unorthodox and altruistic by those around her. When she’s not off galavanting to save the earth, she’s a writer, photographer, marketer, traveler, wife, and optimist. Based out of Atlanta but soon to be traveling the earth, she is the founder of both Waypost One, a travel guide and tips site, and Helianthus Advising, offering content creation and marketing services. Not done yet, she’s soon to launch photo and video business with her husband.
A [free]lancer is someone who has chosen to work for themselves for the independence and freedom that comes with it.
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