New Zealand,  Wellington

Things I have learnt

I now work for myself.  Which means I have to relearn a whole lot of skills which have lain dormant (if they existed at all) because for over 15 years I have had staff and teams of people to work with, to get projects over the line.  Now, it is just me.  Oh, and I am partnering with my mother – which is working out very well.

But in reality, if I need business cards I have to order them.  Oh, and before I order them I have to design them.  If I need a meeting booked, or documents copied/formatted/tarted up – yep, me again. Travel booked?  Me again. So I am digging deep and relearning a whole lotta stuff which floated away over the last 15 years.

I am learning lots of other things too:

  • where to find free wifi in Wellington – a growing list
  • where to find good coffee
  • where to find a combination of the first two things
  • I like to work in the evening, mornings not so much
  • I faff around if I don’t have a lot to do
  • in order to grow my client base I am drinking a lot of coffee and tea (refer once again to the first two bullet points)
  • I can work pretty much anywhere
  • my skills are pretty transferable
  • I like having the ability to say – I am not working on Thursday

I think this is going to work out.

This weekend I got to work here… was very, very nice….

Working in the sun IMG-1405747500449-V

We are Cath & Andy, avid travellers who are either travelling or planning the next trip. Come along and join us for the ride as we house sit and explore new destinations. On Red Door Ponderings you will find destination guides, travel essentials we love, and information about long-term travel in your 40s and 50s with your significant other.


  • jointheclouds

    Hello there! Thank you for following my blog! I read some of your posts and am delighted to find someone in a similar situation as me – we are both learning to be self-employed and we both have attempted and reattempting (you’re ahead on this one!) The Happiness Project! Keep going! Wishing you all the best! 🙂

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