Don’t Make Shit Hard for Your Students

Recently, Bull & I attended an online acrylics paint class. We didn’t attend the live version. We used the replay. Initially, I planned to attend the live class about a week ago. I was disappointed when life happened and I couldn’t. It turned out, as usual, that was for the best. Because the instructor of the class who has apparently taught before, made shit extremely difficult for beginners. As a seasoned educator and work from home mom, don’t make shit hard for your students.

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6 Things I Did During the Polar Vortex

I live in Oklahoma. The middle of February is, from my memory, the coldest and suckiest time of the year. It isn’t that I love weeks on end of triple digit heat, but I damn sure do not like the snow (or ice). It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve gone outside. In fact, there’s a good 12″ of snow in my yard (still…although it’s melting). It isn’t that unusual for me to stay home because I am extremely introverted. So, here is a boring listicle of 6 things I did during the polar vortex.

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What Motivates You? Let’s Get Real About Motivation

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.

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The Freelancer’s Holiday Survival Guide

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.

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