What we prioritise is our choice

What we prioritise is our choice

I spent years of my life being angry and resentful at not having any time off/being able to do any of the things I wanted to do/having to work all the time. All that time I hadn’t realised something that now seems so obvious: what we prioritise is our choice. Due to this realisation I […]

Notes from a recovering perfectionist

Notes from a recovering perfectionist

My name’s Ellen, and I’m a recovering perfectionist. Not so long ago – and still sometimes now (because nobody’s perfect even at imperfection) – I’d hang my head in shame and feel a big knot in my stomach every time I did something wrong, or was less than perfect. I’d beat myself up for not […]

On goal setting. Make sure they’re truly your own.

On goal setting. Make sure they’re truly your own.

I remember a teacher once saying, during a yoga class, “something in you shifts once you can balance your weight in your hands”. And a fellow student on my yoga teacher training course confirmed learning to do a handstand feels amazing, like you can do anything. I’m sure this is true. I also know that […]

Am I an entrepreneur? On growing your own story

Am I an entrepreneur? On growing your own story

When I was at school there was some special event/series of workshops held for young entrepreneurs. There may have been some sort of competition. I remember hearing about it in assembly, and leaflets being given out in form time. Some of my friends definitely applied, the high achievers with lots of confidence. I definitely did […]

The freelance work week; on owning your time

The freelance work week; on owning your time

It has been sweltering hot. Today there is some respite, but my lovely flat that keeps me so warm in winter does little to provide respite from a heatwave. There is work to be done, but I feel tired from the heat-disturbed sleep and foggy headed from humidity. “If only I could take time off […]