Self care and self employment by Jessie Morgan

Self care and self employment are not two things that ordinarily go together, amongst ourselves freelances make jokes of being run down, overworked and overtired and ultimately we live our jobs. It once had such a great appeal of freedom, which to a certain extent is true. But as Ben Parker said in Spiderman “With great power comes great responsibility”, not only to our workload but to ourselves.

These are a few things I have learnt hold a lot of weight over my productivity in the last few months, being a freelancer can be lonely, these are a few things that have helped me look after myself.

  • Take days off, like real days like go outside and don’t look at your emails all day days.

  • If your hobby has become your job, find a new hobby.
    Whenever I’m not shooting for work now I shoot on film, I find it helps me separate the two in my head and still be able to do something I love.

  • Open a window, get outside. Speak to people.

  • Get dressed, get showered. Editing in your pants is a novelty that soon ends.

  • To do lists are a guideline, stop punishing yourself and working past 11pm.

  • Sleep is good for you.

Look after yourself.

welcome to the club. by Jessie Morgan

New year, new me (only thanks to my bad ass new logo by the incredible Stephanie).

After months of toying with my portfolio and the artists curse of self depreciation it’s finally here. I apologise to anyone who’s had to deal with me sending them an instagram link as a professional profile the last month but it’s here, complete with blood, sweat and tears.

2018 was a phenomenal year and I got to travel and make friends with some incredible artists.
If this is your first encounter of me then, hey! Good to meet you. My name is Jessie and I’m a 20 year old photographer working all over the UK who loves music and could talk your ear off about 70’s rock and roll and cameras. You can also find me here.