Spring has sprung for www.sarah-gibbs.co.uk



Ok, it’s finally here, my newlook website!  Even better, it’s part and parcel of this Blog, All Things Creative.

What a journey it’s been since taking the plunge to go freelance way back in 2006.

Was it a good decision to leave my rewarding and reasonably ‘safe’ job in the tourism division of Brighton & Hove Council?  (Here I had been happily working for over 17 years marketing a wonderful and internationally renowned city-by-the-sea).

I think so.  In fact, despite the highs and lows of:

  • an erratic work flow
  • an uneven cash flow
  • the feeling that the word ‘free’ in freelance is, in fact, somewhat questionable
  • the sometimes isolating feeling of it’s all ‘down to me’
  • the sometimes extraordinary amounts of self-belief that one has to have
  • the constant juggling of projects, deadlines, home life and social life
  • sometimes having to take on part-time jobs at the same time

I would say a resounding YES!!  It has been a journey of courage, creativity, resourcefulness and determination.  (And most definitely not ‘safe’).

And I have made some wonderful new friends, colleagues and clients along the way, and am so appreciative of pre-freelance friends and colleagues who have stayed alongside me too.

Working freelance has brought TWO new passions into my life – the joy of Nia, and the opportunity to help my (now deceased) cousin, James Gibbs, show-off his beautiful Fish Art to the world.

Take a look at my new site.  It tells you all about me as a Web Content Writer.  And also my journey to being a Green Belt Nia Teacher.  As well as links to the wonderful world of James Gibbs Fish Art.

This blog, All Things Creative, will help you get to know me and my ‘creative’ outlook on life, and I will give you:

  • insights into my clients and my work
  • the resurrection of my ‘Word of the Week’ post
  • an insight into the world of Nia
  • details of my Nia classes that I aim to start up again soon after a short break
  • stories about Fish artist James Gibbs and his beautiful fish paintings
  • creative ideas and influences that are so much a part of my life

I promise not to ramble on, and welcome all your feedback and comments – good and bad.

Happy reading.

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