Flapping that it’s February already and you’ve done approximately none of those things you promised yourself you would?! Stop beating yourself up about it – I have a solution!
Let me introduce my bloody amazing VA, Lizzie of Lizzie Cheeld Creative Admin (and she of the glorious kittens!). She takes all the stuff I’m terrible at (emails, bookkeeping, organising files, actually anything admin-ish – I can’t believe I worked in admin for so long when I’m so rubbish at it!) and transforms it magically into competent calm from my chaos.
It took me ages to let go of my stuff and to feel ready to have a VA – but ohmygod, she is the best decision I’ve ever made for my businesses! It felt like something only “big”, “successful” or “proper” businesses have. But I was so fed up of wearing all the hats, and she is so good at what she does that it’s actually been a really easy transition. I’m still hanging onto my emails, just, but would love to hand over the standard responses once I get my own control freakery under control…
She has a couple of client slots coming up and they’ll go fast, so get in touch to see what she can do for you! Her latest blog post shows the kind of things she can do for you, so have a read, especially if you’ve never had a VA before.
Imagine how good it would feel to not have to worry about your client records, your receipts, your overflowing email inbox – and actually do what you do best, for more of the time?
More tips for a guilt-free February:
- Tea. Tea fixes everything.
- Call, email or even better write to that friend you’ve been thinking about for ages but haven’t contacted. They’ll be delighted and I promise it won’t be awkward.
- Finally throw out that one garment which doesn’t fit you, is the wrong colour/shape/size, or that you’re only keeping because someone gave it to you and you feel bad. Release the guilt. Feel liberated.
- Get your filing in order and your receipts ready for April’s tax return. Makes you want to cry just thinking about it? Time to give Lizzie a shout…
With love and unicorns,
*No part of this post is sponsored or affiliated – but I can’t recommend having a VA highly enough!
As a completely fabulous, proper weekend draws to a close, I’m once again pensive. In a good way. For the first time in I genuinely can’t remember how long, I am excited for Monday. The first week of the new job mostly involved meeting people, familiarising myself with the uni’s website and eating cake. But I am looking forward to being there, to the challenge of the first tasks I have, of getting to know my (perfectly lovely!) new colleagues, of discovering the campus and the surrounding areas, of spending the evenings of this week eating good food and making stock for fairs and the fabulous Tea & Sympathy boutique.
This weekend has comprised seeing the Ruby Slippers at the V&A, eating a ridiculous amount of food, catching up with fabulous friends, catching up with fabulous family and walking around in a state of wonder that I can be this happy in normal, everyday life. Read on for more…