Sweatpants Unicorn Life Quotes

Quarantine life has turned me into a sweatpants unicorn. Well, sort of…at least for the last few days. I haven’t wanted to get out of my Rugrats Halloween sweatpants. I’m all about that spooky season. I’m often called a unicorn because I’m one of the few who managed to make the work from home life work long-term. So, sweatpants unicorn life it is. Here are some quotes that helped me get here.

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6 Key Lessons for Living a Happier Life

I have CPTSD…and I am not one for beating around the bush. And I decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to feel miserable forever. While I recognize that there are days that just suck and that brain chemistry can have something to do with that, we also have free will. We also have the ability to make a decision to do something different and begin the process of rewiring the brain. And, no, that doesn’t make it easy. That doesn’t make every day full of sunshine and butterflies. Some days still fucking suck. But we do not have to live every day like in misery.

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5 Pieces of Advice for New Freelancers

I pride myself on being a practical person. A lot of people are going to discover during this pandemic that lack of time isn’t their issue. Clearly, I am not talking about those who are furloughed from their full-time employer. By the way, if you are a freelancer or 1099 employee in the US, you do qualify to file for unemployment. If you’re a brand new freelancer or you thought about starting your own business and your main complaint was how you didn’t have time because you were sooooooo busy, congratulations…unless you are an essential employee or you’re violating the stay home, stay safe practices, you have time! So, here are my five practical pieces of advice for new freelancers.

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COVID-19 Won’t Be a Viable Murder Defense

I’m seeing a lot of “how to work from home with your spouse and not kill them” type posts online. And I get it…because many of you are now spending more time at home with your significant other (and probably children) than ever. Well, just remember that COVID-19 won’t be a viable murder defense. And divorce and child support are expensive.

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How to Get Over Your Fear of Rejection

I couldn’t have a successful work from home business if I had a fear of rejection, of potential clients telling me no. It just wouldn’t work. I would never be able to pitch a client. And fear stops you from doing anything. Anything. Everything. I have C-PTSD so I know this as a fact of life…and I also know that I’ve lived in fear of an ex, of whom I have a permanent victim’s protection order against worked into the language of an amended divorce decree, attempting to get me fired from traditional corporate work. So, I recognized that corporate work was not job security…and COVID-19 is, unfortunately, teaching a lot of people that corporate work isn’t as secure as they thought, either. Working from home became my safety net. I had to choose which fear was worse…telling businesses that I could help them or wondering whether or not I could get a paycheck because it is legal in my state to fire a survivor of domestic violence. So, I built my business on the side while working two jobs before making the leap. And I learned how to get over my initial fear of rejection. Here’s how to get over yours.

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How to Stop Feeling Like You’re Always Behind

Even before COVID-19 happened and a lot of people had to start working from home, many of us felt like we were always behind. We had work to worry about…and a family…and don’t forget about that personal life you’re supposed to have. I mean, social media makes it look so easy. It’s easy to feel like you’re always behind…like you’re somehow failing at life. And that feeling doesn’t go away if you work from home. It doesn’t go away if you stop working from home, either. Both come with their own set of problems. Here’s how to stop feeling like you’re always behind.

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