6 Things I’ve Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far)

6 Things I've Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far) - My Life, I Guess

The blogosphere is full of posts and articles telling you that freelance writing is a great way to earn a little extra money from home. There are many bloggers that have been able to quit their day jobs and make a living from it. But for every blogger that finds that level of success, there are dozens (maybe even hundreds? thousands?) of bloggers that are lucky to make $15 per...

Infographic: Has the New Economy Killed the 9-5?

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure for more information. With more and more people becoming self-employed, our idea of what a typical workday is is changing. In this post, FreshBooks set out to discover if the shift to self-employment brings with it the end of the 9-5 workday. The infographic below gives a detailed look at the self-employed professionals average workday. YOUR TURN: Self-employed or not, do...

Financially Stuck in the Middle

Financially Stuck in the Middle - My Life, I Guess

Recently, I celebrated my one-year anniversary of being back to work full time. In some ways, it feels like I’ve been with this organization for a lot longer than that. I have already changed roles after accepting an internal promotion and am currently back-filling for a different department, as well. (Essentially meaning I’ve been trained in 3 different jobs already.) And yet, I still feel so new at the same...

Top 10 Effective (and Doable) Strategies To Deal With Work Stress

Top 10 Effective Strategies to Deal With Work Stress - My Life, I Guess

A Guest Post By Shiuan Butler Aloha! My name is Shiuan and I am the Creator of Journaling Sisters, a safe, supportive, nurturing community of heart-centred women who love connection, creativity, and journaling. I came across Amanda’s blog, My Life, I Guess… recently and loved how open she was on the topic of mental health. I decided to reach out to her about possibly guest blogging on mental health and...

What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

What to do When You Can't Find a Job - My Life, I Guess

Whether you find yourself unemployed, looking to make a change, or entering the workforce for the first time, finding a job can a very time consuming, frustrating and disheartening process. A process I know all too well. (First, because it took me over 9 months to find a new job when I decided it was time to leave my stressful, dead-end job. And second when it took me over 2...