It’s been one week of full-time freelance life and so far, everyone has survived.
When I set up the business in July 2018 I had no idea that just 15 months later I would have quit my safe, easy office job and set out as a freelance business support professional.
After working out a three-month notice period, juggling 8 clients and preparing for life in the unknown I finally walked out of the office on Wednesday, 30th October ready to start the new chapter. So, how has this week gone? Well I had all these big plans of how I would be sitting at my desk working away, taking calls, having healthy lunches and taking a walk during my lunch break but also getting my washing done.
The reality: My childminder was on holiday! I’m too lazy to talk regular walks and I lived off cheese and pickle sandwiches!
The high points: My mum taking leave to look after the baby, a fab event with the Google ACE network and signing a new client on day one.
I also found out I have been nominated the The Mayor's Award for volunteering in my local Borough. For over a year now I have volunteered on a project with Mind which helps new mothers adjust to life with a baby. It was a life saver for me when my daughter was born and a role I am absolutely privileged to be able to do.
I got pretty much everything on my to-do list done and the world has not fallen down!
I am reminded daily that this is brand new to me and whilst I know my trade very well moving into a new way of working is a learning curve and one I need to give myself proper time to adjust to.
What’s been left with LAVA this week.
A book launch! One of my fabulous clients has written a book and I have been planning the launch for her. Very excited to see it come together this Sunday
Regular diary management
Regular inbox checking
Face to face client catch up meeting
Building contact lists