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Career Puberty. Gross.

Being a woman in my thirties is weird enough. I’m not married and I don’t have kids. So, you know, I’m “different.” I live downtown instead of the suburbs and I like to stay busy at concerts, tailgates, happy hours, networking events, and dinners out. Inside, I still feel like I’m 22. But I know I’ve accomplished and learned a lot in life and… Read more →

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Did That Just Happen?

Oh wait, no way. You’re kidding. He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he? But, he did. He said exactly what I thought he did. Unfortunately, it’s more about HOW he said it than WHAT he said. Guys, I got broken up with via text. I am addicted to my phone. Accused and charged, 100% addicted. I… Read more →

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No, I Can’t Do That for Free.

Sorry not sorry?   I don’t mean to sound harsh, ungrateful, pompous, or greedy, but I’m taking the “free” out of “freelancer.” Being a freelancer/contractor doesn’t mean I suddenly started working for free. If anything, it means I had to put an immediate end to “friend pricing.” Don’t hate me.   I had a good salary at my last job. Oh, and… Read more →

Working for Yourself Is…Interesting

I talked about starting The Gig Life awhile back. It’s been a little over six months and definitely has had its ups and downs.   A few questions I really enjoy from people: So, are you still unemployed? You’re not working, right? How’s it going? :look of pity: How the heck do you even find business? You’re just doin’ your own… Read more →

Let Them In.

Knock knock. Who’s there? THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE YOU, MOTHA FUCKA.   I hope you weren’t expecting a clever “knock knock” joke up there. I really just wanted the chance to say “mutha fucka” on my blog.   But think about it for a minute. On a scale of one-to-ten, how great are you at letting the people that love… Read more →

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Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

Even though I’m not really a dessert person, there’s just something about single-serve desserts that get me. Especially if they’re cheesecake.   Spring is coming and I’ve been in the mood for something fruity, but something heavier than just a fruit bowl. So, I decided to search for some options. I found a recipe and then edited it to something… Read more →

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Work No Longer Defines Me.

I wrote about learning to disconnect and then I revealed the beginning feelings of starting a life of freelance work rather than full-time, in-the-office, work-for-someone else work. And they share some common themes. It’s a new way of life and, although it’s not always easy, it’s rewarding in ways I didn’t expect.   I’ve caught myself talking about this subject a… Read more →

Recipe | Baked Mac n Cheese

Nope, it’s not vegan (but it is vegetarian). Nope, it’s not healthy, either.   You see, sometimes comfort foods shouldn’t be messed with. Everyone is always on a mission to find “healthy” alternatives for food that we all love. But, why? The outcome is never as satisfying and typically not much healthier. I think there is something to be said… Read more →