I asked on my Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn earlier this week what my followers and connections wanted to be when they were children and how they felt it impacted them in what they do now. Most of the answers just said what they wanted to do and how they never fulfilled their dreams. No one really said how those things impacted them.Continue reading “Childhood Aspirations: How They Impacted Me”
I am in the middle of my seventh year as a FT professional writer. Oh, and I work from home. I started working from home as a writer in 2013 on a part-time basis. By 2014, I had enough clients to make this my only means of work (yes, with kids and a spouse and pets…even with people screaming it can’t happen). As someone who does not have a traditional job or someone who treats writing as a side-hustle, I’ve learned a lot over the last seven years…but the biggest lesson?Continue reading “The Biggest Misconception People Have About Professional Writing? It’s All Fun and Games”
I get asked quite a bit about how I made it from the idea stage to the reality stage in working from home full time as a writer and editor. Here are the basics regardless of what you want to do.Continue reading “Working from Home: Getting from Idea to Reality”
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.Continue reading “Sweatpants Unicorn Life Quotes”
Father’s Day weekend was lovely here in the Bull household. We didn’t do much of anything on Friday night aside from spend time together. On Saturday after meeting up with my cousin to drop off some Unicorn Tears and other things to help her on her fitness journey Then, we took BB to a small water park so that we could enjoy the day together. He loved it. He still remembers how to float on his back, which we taught him last summer, and just loved playing in the water.Continue reading “A Lovely Father’s Day Weekend”
Obviously, yall know I work from home. I have one little baby bird still in the nest. He’s one of the reasons I chose to start this crazy, wacky, sometimes stressful, never a dull moment lifestyle. One thing I’ve learned about working from home is that although we certainly have more power over how we work and when we work (unless you’re a remote employee required to keep certain hours), it’s not always easy to keep work and home separated.Continue reading “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish”
I don’t think I could say that I’ve ever been happier. I really look forward to my 40th birthday next week. Today we went and bought some new bake wear I wanted / needed (new loaf pans, new pizza pans, and new cookie sheets). I still need to get a crisping rack for the oven, cooling racks (those are available at Dollar Tree), and a few other nice-to-have things. Continue reading “Almost 40 and…”
If there’s one thing I understand, it’s how your immediate situation can affect your decisions. Because I’ve been in some shitty situations. Beyond shitty. Life threatening. Some not so life threatening and yet seriously fucking worrisome “pay the electric or buy groceries” situations. So, believe me when I say that I totally understand how your current environment can (and often should) play (at least) a (small) part in how you make your decisions. Continue reading “If You Want to Be Successful, Change Your Decision Making Philosophy NOW”
So, because I know my blog is watched by certain people who know who they are, I thought it would be prudent to educate people on a couple of things.
- Yes, we eat primarily fresh fruits and vegetables in this home…particularly during the week. We eat meat maybe once or twice each week. And it’s usually for dinner.
- We are clearly not vegetarians, pescatarians, vegans, ovovarians, or any other variation of anything other than omnivores. Even if we were, it’s not against the law.
So, I purchased a juicer last night. It’s nothing extravagant: a Hamilton Beach juicer that cost around $60. Before I went to buy it, I chose some juice recipes. Baby Bull and I then hit up the produce aisle. We buy a lot of fruits and vegetables in general…but there are some we don’t buy because no one eats them. Baby Bull will eat baby … Continue reading Carrots, Celery, and All Things Produce (Oh My!)