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...
Using the Whole Chicken

Using the Whole Chicken

For a short time when I was a kid, I used to eat chicken bones. Look, I took my membership in the Happy Plate Club seriously. I finished what was on my plate, including the bones. For a while, my mother could not figure out what was going on with my food and why there...
No Unread Items: An Empty RSS Feed

No Unread Items: An Empty RSS Feed

Recently I read something on Brass Tack Thinking about editing your streams mercilessly that almost felt like Amber Naslund had been reading my mind. I’d been thinking about what gets my attention and why. I’m already pretty good at letting go of material objects that...