How Do I Fit It All In? Six-Month Roundup

A few months ago, tired of people going “How do you fit it all in?!”, I started a blog series to answer that exact question. It was partly for other people but also partly for me; I wasn’t sure how I fitted it all in either. The answer used to be “I barely sleep” but these days I’m often in bed by 8pm, sometimes significantly earlier, so I knew it wasn’t that.

But apparently I still manage to live many lives and do loads of things. So how do I do it? This week marks week 21 of my ‘How Do You Fit It All In?’ series so I thought I’d go back through them and work out if there’s a direct answer to that question.  Read more

I quit a well-paid job to follow my passion and, uh, lost everything

This was originally going to be an interview in the ‘True Story‘ series on the lovely Sarah Von Bargen’s Yes And Yes blog. Don’t know her site? Go check it out.

However, after I sent back my answers, Sarah decided it’d be better to interview me over there about my job as a private investigator instead, so I thought I’d post the original interview on here.

In this one, the questions are by Sarah Von Bargen, and the brutally honest answers are by me.

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Ten Positive Lessons I Learned From Growing Up In A Cult

I have had an odd life. I often feel like I’ve lived several of them already, in fact. One of them was as a cult member.

My mother started going along to their meetings when I was three-ish. She joined properly a few years later, and I didn’t manage to extract myself until I was in my late teens. I had many negative experiences growing up in a cult (naturally), but I also learned some good lessons from it, and had some positive experiences too. So today I thought I’d focus on the latter and share some of those in a post.

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At What Point Does Your Life Actually Become A Daydream?

To: Caitlin
Also I’m doing this project that involves finding good expat blogs and writing about them, and it keeps making me want to move abroad/just travel around for a living.
I wrote that sentence and then I realised that for most of this year I actually *am* travelling around for a living, lol

I wrote that the other day in an email to my friend. And then I looked at it and wondered why I hadn’t realised I was pretty much already living the dream.

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