Oh hey 2019, I see you… almost!
The ride that has been 2018 has whizzed along so fast – even with a six-week break in the middle to go on an even bigger ride across Alaska and Canada to celebrate my 10-year wedding anniversary. W’hoo!
It whizzed along with all the expected twists and turns of running a small business – and of course, the unexpected twists and turns!
I didn’t think I’d have time for a recap. But, alas, I made some time. Clever, huh?
Here’s a few of my highlights.
On the keys
I kicked off the year (in Darwin, actually) with a thoroughly rewarding, symbiotically blissful collab with the incredibly talented illustrator/graphic designer Design by fish to help raise funds for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. You can read more about it here. Thank you to everyone who bought a poster, liked and/or shared our posts, entered our competition, and shared their photos of their posters in their new homes. From Perth to Alice Springs to Vancouver to Amsterdam and beyond – thank you!
Throughout the year, I wrote a veritable box-of-chocolates-like assortment of articles, reviews and blog posts for Perth Uncommon, FRINGEWORLD, Weekend Notes, Blessed to Give, The Curb and Roooar Magazine, and I officially launched Little red pen, the editing arm of Little pink typewriter.
I continued to work with amazing clients, including FORM, primarily on their inaugural Scribblers Festival, as well as their other amazing projects like Field of Light, Albany. I enjoyed the benefits of being a digital copywriter and being able to work remotely with the team at Ouwens Casserly, my first Adelaide client. W’hoo! SA represent!
My projects were as diverse as the industries they inhabit, and included film/arts reviews, property/architecture web copy, arts-sector grant applications, construction project profiles and news articles, gritty technical content and engineering tender editing, and sponsorship prospectuses for sports organisations. Woot.
I’m not a huge fan of networking, but I dragged my ambivert arse to a few events, including the Business Chicks International Women’s Day breakfast, Fusion Biz Babes‘ wine tasting (and networking) event with Tirage Wines, my first #LinkedInLocal event, the final Women for Women Speaker Series event with the magnificent Rabia Siddique, in support of Opportunity Australia International, an Editors WA networking event and the Australian Copyright Council’s Copyright Conference. That’s not bad for a part-time working, full-time loving, small business-running, travel-addicted ambivert!
Whoo. How was your year?
Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support Lpt. Let’s do it all again next year, eh?
“Life is like a roller coaster. You can either scream every time there is a bump or you can throw your hands up and enjoy the ride.” – Anonymous