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Clara Lawrence
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Mid-life career-changer and Mother of 3
Mid-life career-changer and Mother of 3

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Two weeks ago I drafted a blog post about how my new life was shaping up. I had just started another freelance role with a small newspaper and alongside my part-time charity role I was starting to think that this might be the portfolio career I had been…
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Every day I receive updates from LinkedIn – often they invite me to congratulate friends and colleagues on their Work Anniversary. I find it a strange concept as I don’t know anyone who actually celebrates their own Work Anniversary. I can’t remember…
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Dear Blogosphere…it has been 20 days since my last confession err post. I hope someone missed me! Truth be told, I have written and scrapped a few posts, so if you haven’t missed me then please be grateful for that. Happy to say that my silence has been…
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My name is Clara Lawrence and I am a Career Changer… Is there a support group for Career Changers? Should I start one? My head is so busy that it feels like a tumble dryer stuck on a never-ending cycle, churning ideas, fears and desires. I seem unable to…
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This week, the kids finally went back to school. I had a few days respite from roasting chickens to sustain Son 1 and Son 2 and I had the house to myself for a few days, but motivation has been lacking and it has been a tough time for this Career Changer.…
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‘Have you got everything? Revision? iPod? Swimming Trunks?’ ‘Have you packed your chargers? Tennis racquets?’ As usual on the day we go away I am standing in the hall shouting at everyone to make sure that they don’t forget the one essential item that…
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Nothing like a school holiday to slow down a Career Changer. The last week has been a bit of a struggle and at times I have questioned my decision to give up my old life and start again. Time for a bit of Monday Motivation to help remember why I am doing…
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Being five years old my son has his own take on significant events in the calendar.  He came home from school on Friday with this little gem about Easter. Me:    ’How was your day darling?’ Son 3:    ’Good…..but I’ve got some bad news for you’ Me:    ’Oh…
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During this career change project of mine, I sometimes find Mondays a little strange.  In my previous life in the Corporate world, I suffered badly from The Sunday Night Blues – which often started as early as breakfast on a Sunday,  I rarely managed to…
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I have now been self-employed and working from home for almost one month.  Prior to this I spent the last 25 years working in huge, open-plan Trading floors of Banks and Broking companies surrounded by 100-400 ‘close colleagues’.  To all intents and…
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