Skinny does not always equal healthy. I say that as someone who lost close to 40 pounds, between 2018 and 2020. And, as a matter of fact, one of my top posts for this website has to do with Morning Meltdown (and I am not a Beachbody coach).Continue reading “Trying to Get Skinny for the New Year? Stop.”
What motivates you? Motivation: the big woo-hoo and to-do of the new year. Yeah, I know…we are all super fucking excited that 2020 is over. I am no exception. The year was brutal. My best friend of 20 years unexpectedly died at the beginning of the year. In February, both Uriel and I had the flu and strep at the same time. Of course, we all know about COVID. While I am so glad it did not directly touch my family, I know it could have. It also did not directly impact my business in a negative fashion. However, we dealt with a lot of personal bullshit that I won’t go into. I struggled. I struggled hard. I did not want to work…but I did. I laughed (hard) when so many people faced the work from home reality that it isn’t sunshine and roses.
The fact of the matter, though, motivation isn’t what people think.Continue reading “What Motivates You? Let’s Get Real About Motivation”
The end of 2020 is upon us (thank the fucking gods and goddesses, in no particular order). It is safe to say that 2020 was a giant shit show for the majority of us. I am grateful that COVID did not directly impact my family or my business, but I also recognize that the pandemic is far from over. With that being said, one of the most common questions I’m asked by people who want to work from home is how they can figure out what they can accomplish. It’s a little bit of a loaded question. Why? Because I’m not you. The good news is that I can tell you how to get clear on what you can accomplish. The bad news is that the follow through is totally on you.Continue reading “How to Get Clear on What You Can Accomplish”
I dunno about yall, but it’s been a long a long year. Like most sites, I’ve put together a summary of the top posts of the year. Beyond that, I’ve put together a short commentary of what it tells me about you, my faithful freelance readers.Continue reading “Top 20 Posts of 2020”
I can tell you first-hand that holiday survival as a freelancer can be tough. It doesn’t always matter if you’re new. Of course, if you kept your day job (or if you were lucky enough during the pandemic to not get laid off) while starting your freelance business, you’ll probably not shit your pants right now when it appears your clients stop talking to you and you wonder if you’ll die by New Year’s from starvation. Even experienced freelancers, regardless of their field, can get swept up in the holiday frenzy. So, if you’re a new freelancer, take heart. It can be scary as fuck. Here are some of my best tips in this freelancer’s holiday survival guide.
The electricity finally came back on yesterday (Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020) just before 2 pm. I felt a wave of relief. Of course, we had two committed errands we had to run. Our oldest son (22) still had (and still has, to our understanding) to electricity so he came to stay with us.Continue reading “And We Finally Have Electricity”
And I’m salty about it…not at linemen or contractors. I’ll spare my diatribe for now. I’m writing this on my phone. I’ll update the jobs list when I have electricity.Continue reading “Day 8 No Power”
So, I’m writing on my phone, from bed.Continue reading “Oklahoma’s Second Worst Ice Storm Ever”
Yep, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve updated the blog portion of the site. It’s been quite busy on the business front. I’m not complaining. I’m generally busy working on other people’s sites and content. I still keep the work from home writing and editing jobs list updated as often as I can. I wish it were daily, but between virtual schooling, work, and, you know, my own introverted life pursuits…I do it as often as I can.Continue reading “If You Want to Work from Home, Ask Yourself the Right Questions”
Blessed Mabon to my all-inclusive and non-gender-specific fellow pagans, heathens, Christian witches, and anyone else who considers the fall equinox as Mabon. Don’t forget to bake some fucking bread, be thankful for your harvest, and do something nice for the faeries lest they hide your fucking shoes like they did mine… AND I ALWAYS LEAVE THEM AN OFFERING. Of course, I full well know their doings could be a lot worse than moving my shoes from one room to another.Continue reading “Shit I Say: Mabon Edition”