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How Finding My Purpose & Embracing It Changed The Way I Live My Life

For a long time, I was embarrassed to talk about how much I liked to write or even allude to wanting to write for a living. It just didn’t feel like a valid career path and, so, made me feel less valid as an adult. It felt like I was chasing a child’s dream rather than embracing a passion that I so clearly had from a very young age. This refusal to take on a non-traditional work lifestyle is something I see very often in my generation, especially in the Greek community which I grew up in.

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What 1 Year As A Freelance Writer Has Taught Me

It’s crazy to think that it’s been a year since taking the leap into becoming a freelancer rather than pursuing a traditional office job. Granted, it was more out of necessity than anything, because I knew that in a few month’s time I would be moving to London and would need some sort of work to sustain me while I was there and found a different job. I was dead set on getting back into an office job for the sake of a steady paycheque, but even just the process of looking for one was making me so incredibly anxious that I knew I wouldn’t last going to one every day and taking on the burdens of someone else’s business. I tend to take things personally when it comes to success and failure and realized that I would much rather have those emotions directed to a business of my own.

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Things I've Learned About Working From Home

I've been working from home as a writer for about 7 months now and while it's been great and exactly what I aimed for after leaving my awful full-time office job about a year and a half ago there are a few lessons I've learned about this work lifestyle. Again, I'm definitely not complaining about it because I've wanted to be a remote writer ever since binge watching Sex and the City in university and seeing Carrie Bradshaw struggle to make ends meet while living a designer lifestyle on an artists budget. There's really no job more satisfying to me than writing from the comfort of my home, but there are a few trials and tribulations I've had to face the past few months that I think would be useful to share for anyone else thinking about working remotely.

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How I Plan To Become More Productive This Summer

Lately I've been really struggling with my productivity and I can't figure out why. Typically during the summer months I tend to lose focus because all I want to do is frolic outside the in the rare Toronto sun, and my work/creativity suffers because of it. However, it's been especially difficult this summer because this is the first year I am working as a remote freelance writer who doesn't need to go into an office every day. I have the luxury of staying in the comfort of my home and working in my lounge wear and that's proven to be a bit distracting this summer. I haven't been able to separate work life from home life quite yet, which has made it extremely hard to balance my work with my creative endeavours, like my personal writing and this blog. 

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