Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! by Denise Duffield-Thomas

The title ‘Get rich, lucky bitch’ aims to reflect what people think when a women is rich.  Not the hard work that she has put in but that she is lucky and she is a bitch. I had this book in an audio format for quite a while. It came as a bonus for buying another book but I never got round to listening to it. To be honest, I prefer reading to listening so I kept putting it off. Then something happened which reminded me of this book and I started listening to it. Continue reading “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! by Denise Duffield-Thomas”

Blog aspiration part 2

Since I posted my last blog about my blog which can be found here, I’ve been feeling a little down.  I’ve been thinking long and hard about what I want to do from my blogs and whether it is worthwhile even blogging. Continue reading “Blog aspiration part 2”

My Next Move

Since my oldest daughter’s school is now sorted, I’ve been feeling like I need to do more work or more something with my life. Even though I like the idea of being a kept woman of sorts, it’s not all that glamorous and it can get a bit boring. There’s only so much cleaning and cooking you can do without going doolalee.

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Blog Aspirations

I have been thinking for a while that I want to improve my blog website by making it look pretty, have an opt in that works and I understand, a few free downloads and e-books and maybe even a e-book for two that you can purchase.  I can then justify all the time and money I have spent on my blog so far.

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The Ultimate Blogging Course

This is not my usual Friday morning blog (not sure what gave it away!), but something I thought was useful to promote. A while ago I posted a blog about creating blogs.  See the link here and my last blog also touched upon how I want to make some changes to my blogs.

At around the end of last year, I came across a course called Bloggers MBA.  Recently, I have come across so many ‘Get rich quick’ schemes that I was ready to write it off as one of those.  But then I had a closer look. It does focus a lot on how to make money from your blog which is not a bad thing but it also looks into some of the more technical aspects of blogging and based on that I am happy to promote this course (click on the picture to follow the link): Continue reading “The Ultimate Blogging Course”

My Escape

Sometimes, writing is my way of escape or having something to look forward to.  Work is good but can get monotonous.  Kids are great most of the time but not very intellectually stimulating at the moment.  It’s just sticking to a routine and keeping them well and happy. And even though my writing is not very intellectual or very stimulating, it gives me something to look forward to. The possibility of all the things that you can do on a blog and make it look pretty and make it do stuff is something I can dream about. 

Apparently you can make money on blogs.  That does involve selling stuff or getting paid adverts and having lots of followers.  It doesn’t come automatically but this is all very new and technical and also quite exciting. Maybe, if I can understand the IT behind it all, I can earn another income on the side?  But then the flip side is that there are so many people already doing this, what can I add that is different?  So in an attempt to learn the IT, I bought some children books on computers and have started reading it with my girls. They’re only 5 and 3 but it’s a lift the flap book so lifting panels keep them entertained!

Also writing takes a lot of time and spending time writing when I could be working and trying to earn more money which makes me feel guilty.  I’ve started an online blogging course which is good but makes me want to start at least three blogs about different things but I think I should just stick to one for now and get to grips with it.

Maybe it’s the fact that I found some of my university maths and chemistry revision notes that I had made, which at some point in my life I did understand but now seem so technical and confusing.  Now I’m sitting here thinking I used to be so clever and I had dreams of doing so much with a career in accountancy. I got married, I still had my career but it came second to being married and doing family stuff. Then I had kids, so my career took a further back seat.  Thing is everything I have done was what I wanted.  I wanted to fall in love and get married and I wanted to have kids and be a mum.  I might not be very good at either but it was what I wanted to do.  With both I could have still had a career but maybe I wasn’t passionate about it to leave my kids with someone else and spend so little time at home with my husband and kids for this career.

It’s just that every now and then, my career or all my past studying pops its head up and says, remember me? And I do and I don’t want to let go but I still haven’t figured how to do everything or if I will ever be able to resuscitate my career or understand the amazing Maths that I used to do. 

This can get so confusing for me but the other thing I worry about is that I have 2 amazing girls.  What do I want to wish for them? A career? A family? A bit of both? I don’t want them to waste their life away wishing for things or being lazy but I also don’t want them to spend every night worrying about their jobs or the next set of exams or meeting deadlines or just having enough money to do the things they love.  The main thing I do wish for them is to be happy and healthy and kind.

Books escape

 

7 Questions to find your Life Purpose

I found a list of questions that I had written down, obviously from somewhere but not sure from where now but I thought I would make this blog a series of questions and answers. So here goes:

1. What were you passionate about as a child?
I have no idea. I used to love reading and I would carry a book around everywhere. I would almost feel lost without a book in my hand or in my bag. It’s strange considering this that I didn’t go into a more literary field. I also loved organising and arranging things. What a random thing to like but I would organise my desk first before I would start any work. I also loved making things out of boxes, scrap paper, clay type thing. I like Maths too which is why I went into accounting. I loved solving problems and I was good at doing it.

2. If you didn’t have a job, how would you choose to fill those hours?
Reading and watching films and doing yoga and cooking and cleaning. Easy!!

3. What makes you forget about the world around you?
Reading a good novel and not watching the news. The news always has bad news and it freaks me out and makes me wonder why we live in this world. It feels like we are on a verge of a great apocalypse. Constantly. I think I would hate to be a newsreader.

4. What issues do you hold close to your heart?
Women’s rights and education especially for girls.

5. What kind of conversations do you have with your closest friends?
Talk about our kids, random jokes, keeping fit.

6. What is your bucket list?
Not sure what that is but for some reason it makes me think of a KFC bucket!
I just googled it. So it’s a list of things you want to do before you die. This isn’t a definitive list as it is the first time I’ve thought about a bucket list but for now, here it is:

1. Read all the goddamn books I keep buying before I die!
2. I’d love to do a 10k charity run for cancer as it has affected so many people I know. But actually run it and not walk it.
3. I’d love to experience a sun rise on a beautiful beach and also go stargazing.
4. Publish a book.
5. Go on a meditation retreat and/or a yoga retreat.

7. If you had a dream, could you make it happen?
I’d like to think I am but it keeps changing and I get side tracked with other things especially kids but that was part of my dream so I don’t know. I even got side tracked answering the question!

I’m not sure that by answering these questions, I’m going to find my life’s purpose but it’s interesting. While researching the bucket list, I found this quote:

Be the change you want to see in the world.    Mahatma Gandhi