Let’s Talk About 2015 Expectations

Let’s Talk About 2015 Expectations

I love a new year. It’s all about clean slates and possibilities. Anything could happen. This could be the year everything changes and gets a million percent better. It could be the year everything clicks. It could be the first day of the rest of your life. I truly believe that it’s possible to just get better and better every year. . . even if it’s just in teeny tiny increments.

Mistakes That Stalled My Freelance Career

Mistakes That Stalled My Freelance Career

As I look back on my years of freelancing, I’m super proud of what I’ve done and how far I’ve come. I’ve also noticed some patterns and missteps I wished I had avoided. There have been times I could have made some really big moves. . . if only I would have had the foresight to get the hell out of my own way.

Why Specializing Works and How to Start in Your Business

Why Specializing Works and How to Start in Your Business

You don’t want to limit yourself as a business owner. You got into the freelance world because you like to play by your own rules and don’t want to conform to anyone else’s standards. It’s part of your passion to make your own way.

Breaking Free of Mental Gridlock

Breaking Free of Mental Gridlock

A few weeks ago I took a three-day trip to Mississippi. While I was gone I left my pets with a local pet boarding facility (where they had a great time and barely missed me). When I picked them up the Monday I got back I was totally surprised by the number of cars on...
What I Did This Summer

What I Did This Summer

The summer flew by for me. My celebrated my 32nd birthday. I bought my husband a new puppy for his 34th birthday a week later. I hung out in Brooklyn a lot. I walked the Brooklyn Bridge like a tourist. I forgot to use that Cold Stone gift card I got for Christmas last...
All Thumbs: How I Fumbled Through Year One

All Thumbs: How I Fumbled Through Year One

I’ve always been bad at growing things. Like, really bad. They’d always start out doing well. I’d set a basil plant up in a sunny spot by the window and it would begin to thrive. But at some point in the process, I’d begin to forget about it. Or...