Unfortunately, I deal with chronic migraines. Not just chronic migraines, but hemiplegic migraines. And sometimes I do manage to get a migraine without the migraine, but with several other hemiplegic symptoms. Thankfully, I’ve gotten into a routine as a work from home mom that allows me to function most days, which is, frankly, most chronic migraine sufferers wet dream since a new medication only comes out about every 20 years…and it’s usually so goddamn expensive that most people can’t afford it.Continue reading “How I Deal with Chronic Migraines as a Work from Home Mom”
I am a work at home mom. And I have been for several years. I don’t beat around the bush. And I don’t put up with bullshit. I am told in person and online, “I wish I could be more like you.” Most people talk about how they could never do that. They can…they just make an active decision not to do that. Throughout the course of my entire life, I’ve made the active decision to not be like other people for one reason or another. And, yes, let’s call it what it is: judgment. It isn’t an “I’m better than they are” or an “I’m right and they are wrong” scenario (all of the time, anyway). It was 100% an “I don’t want that for me,” and we are all entitled to our own boundaries and desires.
Here are the 7 keys to living my best life as a work from home mom. If you choose to embrace them or only some of them or how your choose to interpret or embrace some or all of them may vary your results because you and I do not live the same life…and you should also make your own decisions and decide what is important to you, your results may vary.Continue reading “7 Keys to Living My Best Life (Your Results My Vary)”
And then all of a sudden, people wanted to complain about how it was “unsustainable for working parents.” It isn’t that it is somehow “unsustainable.” The truth is that some people just don’t like it and they don’t want to own up to that. As I’ve said before, working from home isn’t for everyone.Continue reading “No One Gave a Shit about the Struggles of Working from Home Until COVID-19”
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Has Workplace Anxiety Gotten to Scale?
In a single word: absolutely. A few years ago, Groupon (of all places!) commissioned a study about work stress. It found that 20% of respondents worked 10+ hours a day, 50% said workload was preventing them from work-life balance, and yet 53% said that, despite how much they were working, they still had significant financial concerns. When the amount of work is not in line with the rewards from the work, there’s usually misalignment resulting in workplace anxiety.Continue reading “Loneliness – The Workplace Anxiety of the “New Normal””
This morning, I discovered there was no toilet paper in the bathroom.
In third grade, I had three teachers because we moved. At the second school, one teacher left so Mrs. Wright became my teacher at John Adams Elementary in Oklahoma City. Then, just like now, I tended to finish my work quickly. Mrs. Wright didn’t care if we finished early as long as we would remain quiet and not disrupt others. We could color, read, or do whatever.Continue reading “How My 3rd Grade Teacher Made Me the Bad Ass Self-Employed Writer I Am Today”
So, today marks one year that I’ve been vegan. I’ve learned a lot over the last year, too.Continue reading “One Year as a Vegan – 5 Things I Learned”
I don’t need to rehash what’s happening in the world. If you need to know anything about me, #BlackLivesMatter.Continue reading “Seems Like a Good Day to Talk about Overwhelm”
When I decided in 2012 that I wanted to find a way to work from home, I went to the library. I found a handful of books on the subject, but they were lacking. Some covered shit like starting a concierge business (of course now with COVID-19, Uber Eats, Insta-cart, Shipt, Amazon Prime, etc…what use to be a luxury is now almost a necessity). Concierge and delivery services are now essential workers. I hope you’re tipping them well. I found a few books on freelance writing books, but they mostly focused on grammar. I found one book that I thought was a good read…it was about starving well as a freelance writer. It was funny, but it didn’t really have a lot to say about treating it like a business and really making it work.Continue reading “I Literally Wrote the Book on Working from Home”
Yesterday was rough. I am very much a realist + opportunist + moderate optimist (meaning I believe in speaking power into my own life as well as into the lives of others while being very mindful of what is actually happening). Like I say, while working from home as a parent means it is always bring your kid to work day, working from home is often romanticized…and even if it isn’t your kid causing shit (because it isn’t always the kid), some days just suck. So, some days you just make the fucking best of it.Continue reading “Some Days, You Just Make the Best of It”