An avid reader, I adore recommending books to others, but I don't love reading book reviews. It's in part because I love going into a story--book or movie, no matter--blindly. I love knowing as little as possible and discovering each step as it happens on … Continue reading ‘The Temptation to be Happy’–a review (sort of)
As I'm feeling light-hearted and excited and so blissed out, I'm going to do something that might be kind of dumb. Or maybe it's kind of smart. (Can it be both?) The next prompt I want to tackle in "The Gig Economy" is about failure. … Continue reading My biggest fear about freelancing
Last night when my husband went to bed, I tucked him in, padded back to the family room, shut off all the lights save the one over my head, and cozied into my favorite corner of the couch to read. I only did it for … Continue reading Day 1 of that freelance life
When I started to write poetry again, I reached out to a couple friends for some tips: Specifically, I wanted to know if they had any editing tips. I edit my own work naturally (it's actually my favorite part of the process), but editing my … Continue reading Finding your muse: Poetry edition
Because I've been mentally planning for this change in my life--the switch from a full-time, traditional job to one where I freelance write and edit from home full-time--figuring out what kinds of gigs I expect to land isn't particularly confusing. However, this exercise in "The … Continue reading Figuring out a list of possible gigs for that freelance life
Deep, deep within my soul, there lives a 14-year-old girl. And ain't nobody gonna tell her what to do. If you try to boss her around, you will get a 14-year-old's eye roll. If you try to impose your priorities upon her, she will tune … Continue reading How I define success–for me
The first time I ever took myself out on a date, it was less than a week after a nasty breakup (is there any other kind?) To make the breakup worse, I worked with the guy. In fact, I sat, like 20 feet away from … Continue reading Going out alone is awesome. Here’s why.