Tag: independent

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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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 →

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Adulting: How to Host a Rad Party

You’re an adult. Stop throwing college parties. I’ve thrown together some super basics to make sure your guests don’t feel like they’ve arrived to a campus house smelling like last week’s beer pong tournament (although, I’m not against hosting an adult beer pong tournament. For real. Can we do that soon?)   Include all of the needed details on the… Read more →

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Know When to Fold ‘Em

It’s cliche to bring Kenny Rogers into this, but c’mon. We all know that beard has magic powers.   I’ve been spending a lot of time talking to people about what makes them happy. Career-wise, personal life-wise, and just in general. I’ve talked to people in their twenties and thirties, mostly. So, yeah, it’s a bit skewed. But common themes… Read more →

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Maybe This Life Is Enough?

This is going to be a hard one to write. It’s a post I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but writing it means it’s more reality than I want to admit.   We all have moments of, “Oh shit, is this my life? How did I get here?” It’s natural. It’s normal. In that moment, we start to… Read more →

Being An Adult Is Hard.

I just had a conversation with my lifelong best friend in which we both shared the same sentiment: being an adult is overwhelming, sometimes disappointing, and a heavy weight on our shoulders.   Friend: Sure do miss our sleepovers. Your Dad’s house. Bottom bunk. Dead AIM – both signed in. Me: Life was easy then.   But we forget what mattered at… Read more →