A Freelance Journey

After leaving my previous full-time role, I was pondering what to do next, applying for roles with charities and organisations. I was feeling like I needed some direction and decided to splash out on some coaching from Michelle at Dive Deeper Development who I met through Freelance Folk a group I attend every Friday.

Although my original approach was to get a traditional job, I started being approached by agencies and charities to do consulting work and like any sensible person, I thought “well, while I am out of work that will create some income until I get one of the jobs I have applied for”.

Months have past and I am now a committed freelancer, my mum worries about me constantly but I have a fairly stable income. I am working for a mixture of interesting clients (hopefully more on them later), I have sorted out my insurance, business bank account and all those little things at you don’t have to think about when you are gainfully employed by someone else.

I am happier than I have been for years, sleeping better and coming into contact with new and interesting people constantly. There will always be small annoying things but on balance I am so pleased the fear of being freelance did not stop me from trying something new.

Photo of Hugo Finley
Hugo Finley Freelancer

So here I am, Hugo Finley the accidental freelancer, and I am happy.

More Posts

Briefcase with arrows

Work, Garden and Reflection

I have being enjoying work my garden and reflections on my chosen path. I can’t believe it is May already, I have been doing a

christmas pudding purple

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings everyone, another year is approaching quickly. I would as always like to thank my clients for their continued support. I have enjoyed this

Policy Icon Gold White Paper

What is a Privacy White Paper?

Many companies have realised it is somewhat impossible to completely adhere to all the Personal Data Protection laws out there. The way they are focusing

Bare Minimum

We should aspire to more than the bare minimum when writing policy. I came across a great example of employment for freelance policy this week

Skip to content