Life/Work

Quitting My Job Without Another One Lined Up Was the Best Risk I Ever Took

It was a risk. A huge risk. I knew that I should be grateful just to have a job, to be able to pay my bills, and keep food on the table. But there was something missing. No, it wasn’t just that. My current situation was actively making me miserable. I got a tight, anxious […]

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An Announcement That Makes Me Want to Dance a Jig

Do you need some help polishing your manuscript to a high sheen? Need someone to make sure your article is in ship shape? Want someone to write an article, a newsletter, or a brochure? Then I’m your woman. I am officially launching my freelance editing and writing business. You can find me over at my website, […]

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Facing Off With Fear

Want to know a secret? I am dipping my toes into a venture that has been on my radar for quite some time. Something that I have that about attempting before but never really took the plunge. And I am terrified. Motherf*cking quaking in my boots. I don’t know what I’m doing. I am doing […]

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Guiding Lights Will Get Me There

As many of you are probably aware, I am a planner. A planner and a worrier. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I should do with my life, feeling this pounding dissonance inside me, like my soul is knocking against my ribs, trying to get my attention. I know that my life […]

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Mindfully Scheduling Your Day For Extra Productivity and Growth

Last week we talked about the importance of having blocks of time in the day dedicated to certain kinds of work in Schedule Your Day-To-Day With a Freelancer Timetable. Today we’re going to be looking at two different kinds of work, and why it matters when you do them. Proactive vs. Reactive Checking your email = […]

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No, You Can’t Have It All, But You Probably Don’t Want it All Anyway

Okay, self, I think it’s time that you and I had a little chat. Picture this: You have a great job, one that you love, that you like to put a lot of time and energy into. You have a family that you also love, a spouse, maybe a couple kidlets. You want to spend […]

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Schedule Your Day-To-Day With a Freelancer Timetable

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The Freedom of Freelancing (and why it kind of sucks) Being a freelancer requires you to be very self-motivated. You may currently be transitioning from a full-time office job or being a student (like I am) and are now a little overwhelmed by the freedom of the freelance lifestyle. No longer are you being handed […]

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The Overtracking Trap

As I’m sure you all know by now – unless you’ve never been here before, in which case, hello! – I am all about the goals. I am always setting goals for myself: goals for the next 1001 days, goals for the next six months, goals for the day/week/hour. Reading goals, writing goals, exercise goals. […]

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Why I’m Taking a Blogging Hiatus

This past weekend, I did two days of technological silence: no phone, no computer, limited television. It was joyous. Incredible, really. So refreshing to actually be with the people I was with, and enjoy my surroundings and conversations, rather than constantly reaching for my phone. It was interesting to see the restlessness that I developed, […]

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Photo Tips: Creating Your Personalized Workflow

There are lots of books and articles out there on workflow (or digital asset management as it can sometimes be called). Most often, they’re giving you a recipe for a workflow that you might adopt. This is all well and good, but that workflow may not work as well for you as it did for […]

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