I’ve been wrestling with this subject for a while now. Should I concentrate solely on talking about freelance working, or should I branch out into so of my other passions such as living a low-impact life, and minimalism.

Truth is, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. So why not?

You, anyone who works in a self employed or freelance capacity knows fully that income can be up and down. When you go from a solid, guaranteed income every month to suddenly getting your income in dribs and drabs, sometimes large amounts sometimes small, you begin to appreciate how much money matters. You save the pennies. You watch the pounds like a hawk.

As it happens, I get a kick out of living a minimal life. If I can buy something second hand, or even free, I do. Not necessarily because I’m on some mad echo-trip, trying to save the planet. I just enjoy it. I like the idea that I haven’t participed in the whole charade of something being over marketed, over packaged and over priced. I like the idea that someone else used an item, but were conscious enough not to throw it away and went to donate it to charity. And then I could give it a second life.

And of course, the more you live this way the more money you save. Which is absolutely vital when you’re on a freelancers budget. I wince a bit when I think of the profligacy and waste I used to make when I was working full time. But that was then.

So there we are. I’m primarily a jobs guy. I’m interested in the world of work, what opportunities there are and how you can work in a freelance capacity.

However, I’ve got plenty I want to say about living a minimal life, and I think thats entirely appropriate for this blog. So I’ll give it a go.

As always, any thoughts are much appreciated. Have a nice weekend everyone.

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