What do you like to do to help you relax?

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It is incredible how not using my phone for three days gave me so much rest and peace. I know that it is important to always be there for your clients, but they also have to understand that we need time off. I always send them a message when I am going to be out of the office, and I leave an automatic message in my email in case someone tries to contact me.


If you’re freelancer used to having the house to yourself during the day, and find yourself surrounded by people unused to structuring their time

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If people aren’t understanding the difference between work and not-work time, it might feel silly but you can actually talk as though your office is outside the house.

Routine to the Rescue

How to Deal With Rejection as a Creative Writer (Even If You’re a Sensitive Person)

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I’m not going to lie to you: getting rejected sucks. Even when you’ve been doing this for over ten years, it still stings. But you don’t have to let this inevitable part of the creative process get you down. Here are my top tips for coping with rejection (even if you’re a sensitive person):

1. Always have options. 

You should never put yourself in a position where all your eggs are in one basket, so to speak. Don’t pick a single magazine or journal and only submit there. 

It doesn’t make sense to zero in on a single publication—getting published is a numbers game. Find several publications that you’re interested in, and send out multiple submissions.

Important note: Make sure to check if the publications accept simultaneous submissions or not. Only submit the same piece to multiple publications if their guidelines allow it.

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Feeling Ripped Off

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GM Potter Writes

So, in an effort to do more writing, I signed up for one of those freelance writing platforms advertised just about everywhere.

I know what you’re thinking, that sounds like a scam. And you’re right, but all of the research I’d done prior to handing them my credit info suggested that they were legit.

I checked reviews and articles mentioning the service. I compared it to other services available. I thought I’d found something real.

And maybe I did, but they promised to teach me copy writing and connect me with jobs in that field.

They didn’t.

Their “training courses” consisted of several videos, all less than seven minutes. They didn’t go into what any of the acronyms meant and they didn’t deliver on teaching anything.

Most of what they talked about, I already knew from a very outdated book I’d previously purchased second hand. They were charging around $50…

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Hi, I’m Julia

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Julia Strathearn

Welcome to my page, thanks for joining me! I’m new here, so please bear with me as I learn the ropes.

I’m a 34 year old mum of two (3 and 5) and I live in Twickenham, South West London. I am currently studying Social Media Management with the view to carve a new career for myself enabling me to work more flexibly for my family.

I have a huge passion for anything creative: Sewing, drawing, typography, calligraphy, illustration and card making etc. Since being a mum, these have all been put to the back burner until recently when I have made much more of an effort to prioritise myself in the evenings when the kids are asleep. ‘Me’ time is so vitality important, not only to remember who you were before you became a parent but its so important for mental health and relaxation.

A quick rundown of my…

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Let your heart out !

Good, Happy, love, Motivation, Positive, Positivity, self love


We are emotional human being’s , I know you might be thinking there are some animal like people who don’t have any emotions but please don’t disgrace animal’s like this .They are much more amazing and lovely , it’s always so good to spend time with animals .

I personally feel that we should be true to ourselves , like we should find out ‘what we actually want’ and run after it like crazy. Investing all of our 100% .

One can have all the success in the world but still emotional satisfaction is achieved only through doing good deed’s and by compassion through one another .

Emotional satisfaction is the most important thing to achieve as wherever we are we should be smiling right?

We all want our loved ones to be the happiest , likewise for that we have to find our happiness firstly in something achievable along…

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Fools rush in

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Crooked Little Arrow

How very unusual that I would be in all guns blazing with this blog thing and money saving and then not actually follow up and do either. Seriously though, why I am where I am is an inability to control the impulse of want it now and throwing down only to get bored and distracted and find another impulse to take my time for 5 minutes.

I don’t even remember how the brilliant money challenges went because I didn’t really follow through properly, colour me shocked. But I did go to Europe for 3 months in 2017 and to Morocco and Europe for another 6 weeks last year, so I guess I did something right? *shrug emoji*

I’m not going to lie, I am currently sitting at my desk at work as I write this, clearly not doing my work. I am just as, if not more disillusioned with the 9-5…

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