I don’t actually have any children at this point in my life, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about the future and the kind of lifestyle that I hope my children will have. Most people it seems follow the typical route of attending public or private schools from the ages of 4-16, it’s the ‘done-thing’ and whilst homeschooling numbers are increasing as society modernises, whenever I’ve discussed this with others, it’s always been met with a glare that suggests I’m insane to even consider it. Here are my top reasons why I’d like to homeschool in the future. Also disclaimer: I’m suggesting that the ‘normalised schooling route’ is wrong and no judgement is passed on any parents, we are all individuals and each decision we make is rightfully our own.
I got a kitten. A few weeks ago, I’d never of thought these words would be coming out of my mouth. I’ve never been a cat person, but for some reason, I had this insane desire suddenly to get a kitten. I sat on the idea for a few months but I found myself constantly looking at pet selling websites and I found myself continuously falling for their little charms of cuteness.
One day whilst browsing, I came across an advert selling mixed breed kittens and there was only one left in the litter waiting for her forever home. Even if she’d been among all of her siblings, I think she’d still of stood out to me – she was beautiful and I knew instantly that I just had to have her.
Ok so I may be new to this whole online store malarkey – only 4 weeks old actually, but behind the scenes I’ve been working on my business for a solid 2.5 years and along the way there have been so many hurdles that often have made me feel like banging my head against a brick wall (so far I have resisted!).
You probably haven’t guessed this, because despite my online store filled with playful homewares that have been designed by yours truly…I am actually a qualified social worker. Bet that surprised you, because the two jobs are worlds apart. In 2013 I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Criminology and around the same time I moved into my first home with Chris and I was excited for the future. Little did I know, I would be back to university in a matter of months to start a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I knew I could do some good work helping vulnerable people as I’d always wanted to spend my time helping the less fortunate so this job felt kind of like my calling in life.
SIDE NOTE: Grab yourself a brew and a biscuit, it’s a long one!
I’m a firm believer that being self-employed and working from home is the best thing…ever. Sure I’ve had some negative remarks from some people and there are a few drawbacks to calling the shots but ultimately I love it and I’m confident that once you’ve given it a go, you will too! Heres my top reasons why I think being your own boss – at home – is the best decision you’ll ever make.
Taking your own product photos if you have little to no experience can be a really scary prospect – I know, I’ve been there. But taking your own photos provides so many benefits that hiring a professional photographer does not. Here’s 5 reasons why I think it’s way better to be a do-it-yourself-er even if you’ve not got a lot of camera experience*.