I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

The Week in Lnks

It’s been a buy and stress­ful week since the last edi­tion of The Week in Links, but that’s why we call it work. It’s not always fluffy clouds and bright sun­shine, even for those of us for­tu­nate enough to be doing what we love for a living.
Des­pite all that, I have enjoyed quite a bit of read­ing this week. Once again I’ve high­lighted a couple of art­icles which I really con­nec­ted with. One from Shawn Blanc about work and one about work­ing for your­self… prob­ably not a coin­cid­ence after read­ing that first paragraph.
So sit back and enjoy this weeks edi­tion along­side your Sunday coffee.

  • Con­cern­ing the Ebb and Flow of “Work” by Shawn Blanc – This is sometihng I’m learn­ing about myself at the moment. Even before I was self-eployed my tend­ency was to do things all the time, I used to give my hol­i­days to go and do a bible hol­i­day club for two weeks every sum­mer. It was dif­fer­ent but incred­ibly tir­ing and it caught up with me. Now I’m self-employed for­cing myself to rest is hard, in fact it hit me last week­end. I need to be away from home to rest and shut out my work, oth­er­wise I and my work suffer.
  • Mas­ter work­ing for your­self without crush­ing your soul — Dis­patches from Paul Jar­vis – Really inter­est­ing insights and thoughts on the areas on which to focus if you’re a freel­an­cer. Focus upon what you want to do, talk about it lots and don’t be afraid of say­ing no. That final bit can be the hard­est of all.

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