Hello and thanks for stopping by!
Who am I?
I'm Miss Organised Redhead and at the point of updating this bio (in 2018) am 42 years old. I am based in the Midlands (UK), and since 2016 have lived with my fabulous boyfriend in our lovely detached house along with our 3 gorgeous cats.
And who are my nearest and dearest?
Well of course there's my boyfriend who I've now been dating for nearly 5 years.
I'm very lucky to also have several close family members living just a 10 minute drive from us - we used to live on the same street in fact. We frequently meet up for socialising and fun times as well as going on a family holidays together most years. I love the the fact that I can be driving down the road one day and driving in the other direction is my parents - waving at me as they pass by! I know that living nearby to family isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for me, I love it - I've been helped out of a sticky wicket on many occasions.
How do I pay the bills?
I used to work as a Freelancer in the IT industry. This often involved long hours when commuting, which led me to aspire to become more self sufficient by seeking funding from multiple alternative sources. I enjoyed my freelance work, but it's not what I'd choose to do if having a guaranteed income were no problem. Since late May 2018 I have taken a sabbatical from working in IT to focus on growing my online publishing business with a view to making this my main income stream. Hopefully I will get this to a point where it covers my core expenses so that I won't have to return to IT again.
What type of stuff will you find on this site?
First off, I want to say that running a site like this, not to mention writing, is completely new to me - so please forgive me any schoolgirl errors I'm likely to inadvertently make.
I've started this site so that I can share progress toward achieving my Goals, the primary one of which is to become Financially Independent before I'm 50 - this will be the main focus of my writing efforts.
Also, it's been a firm belief of mine for some time now, that happiness comes from enjoying Life's Simple Pleasures - so I'm hoping to highlight as many of these that I can think of.
How about a bit of conversation?
I'd love to hear your thoughts and any tips you have for me, I'll be keeping a close eye on comments for feedback and advice.
Is there anything more you'd like to know about me?