Why the Amazon Rainforest is like a British Music Festival

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If you are a first time Amazon trekker and are wondering what to expect, here’s a little insight.

The day my partner and I arrived in the Amazon Rainforest it was raining heavily (it’s kind of something you expect), the mud was thick, and we had to trudge a long way through the thick forest to reach our camp. By then everything was wet, we had already had enough.


Week one: becoming an official freelancer

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Yesterday I edited a book about how make a success of your life without working too hard. And I guess by becoming freelancers it’s what Stephen and I hope to achieve. 

We are travelling the world and working for ourselves. It sounds appealing, and I think after just week one of work I can give my initial impressions. 

First of all, it isn’t easy. But as a team of two we can motivate each other to work and read each other’s work if we get tired, it’s amazing. Deadlines can be tight, sometimes just one hour, and it’s nice to have support, imperative for me.

The work at the moment can also range from the very underpaid, to the relatively well paid.  Put it this way, if I wanted to live in England I wouldn’t be able to afford it right now… 

The positive side is the work is extremely varied, I have written about music, horses, laser hair removal, the dark web, computer games, hospitals and celebrities – all in one week! That’s without the numerous proofreading tasks I have completed this weekend. 

Our goal is to seek new platforms for our skills, which range from writing and editing, to singing and songwriting. As modern self-employed people we have a chance to make this work for us. Take control and enjoy working for ourselves. 

The book I edited focused on channeling your efforts into effectiveness rather than efficiency. It’s an interesting concept, spend less time on the low paid jobs, obviously, and work on making other jobs more effective. 

Happiness is also key to this new lifestyle. We can take charge of our time, travel and see the world and shape our own fate. 

How we move from the underpaid jobs to jobs that are financially more viable I am unsure… But these challenges are what makes this part of our lives so very exciting. 

Let’s see what week two brings… And if you have any new leads for two inspired young writers travelling the world please email them to us at charlottehowellmusic@gmail.com 

Travelling and writing: working as a freelancer

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A new chapter in my life has begun – working as a freelancer. I have been working as a freelancer for one month and loving it! I wanted a place to log my work, and here it is. I am an editor, writer and a singer/songwriter, so all kinds of things may appear on this blog… so watch this space.

My partner and I are also travelling the world while we work as freelancers… and at the moment we are living in Colombia. We are both musicians and writers so are combining our talents to keep travelling for as long as we can.