This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2

Today’s challenge from Natalie Sisson is to think about living the freedom lifestyle and what freedom means to me.

Time for a change

I spent over 20 years working in London, travelling on trains and tubes – day in, day out and it definitely took its toll. When I took some time to review on the next stage of my working life, the opportunity came up to assist small businesses with their admin tasks.

Becoming self-employed was something that I had not considered and is definitely a scary experience but it does have some great moments too.

Working in corporate companies meant sticking to a lot of rules and regulations and following a lot of procedures. All of which have helped me in running my own business but now I have the chance of more flexibility.


I work in a small office with my sister who also runs her own graphic design business and it works well.  Freedom for me means being able to take time out and pop to the shops when I want to, I can even take the afternoon off if I plan my work schedule.

One day last month, all the roads were stationary due to major traffic problems, so I couldn’t get to the office and spent the day at home – checking in on emails every now and then.

I joined a gym two years ago and have managed to attend some of the earlier classes that start at 6.30pm. I would not have managed to do this if I wasn’t self-employed – I probably wouldn’t have joined the gym!

It did feel a bit weird going out initially without having to ask permission. But the freedom to be able to do this without having to check in with someone first is such a great feeling.

What does freedom mean to you?

Read the previous posts in this blog challenge:

Day 1 – Finding my Focus

What Freedom Means To Me
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