Blogging & Writing · Career

Book Review: The Anti 9 to 5 Guide and My So-Called Freelance Life

As a mentioned previously, I found both The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube and My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire online after reading a number of reader’s reviews. I was looking for books written for young women interested in starting a… Continue reading Book Review: The Anti 9 to 5 Guide and My So-Called Freelance Life

Inspiration

Welcoming the Olympics to my Television Screen

The opening ceremonies are finally upon us! Like most people, I’m one of those middle of the road Olympic supporters. I’ll tune into the games and veg out while pretending to understand a new and unusual sport after just a few minutes (synchronized diving anyone?). I don’t mind giving up a month of television (or whatever… Continue reading Welcoming the Olympics to my Television Screen

DIY and crafts · Hometown Ideas · Inspiration

Next Time Someone Else Makes the Signs

So these days I have been working pretty hard. Not work-working, of course, but instead I’ve been researching the ins-and-outs of becoming a freelance writer. With my measly portfolio and lack of business experience, there are a lot of things that I need to learn. And thanks to a wonderful selection of freelance writing guides and ebooks I’m gaining… Continue reading Next Time Someone Else Makes the Signs

Hometown Ideas · Inspiration · Underemployment

Surviving the Quarter-Life Crisis: Overcoming Your Fear of Failure

This week while reading Paul Lima’s Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing, I came across a section on the Fear of Failure. I was surprised to find such a coherent description on what I, and so many other twenty-somethings, have felt without even understanding it: “Fear of failure is the fear that you’ll do something… and fail… Continue reading Surviving the Quarter-Life Crisis: Overcoming Your Fear of Failure

Inspiration

Inspired by Grand Lake, New Brunswick

Hi folks! I had another opportunity to get out of town this past weekend and jumped at the  chance to recharge. Now, despite being a little sunburned, I find that my mind is more focused on my research and writing than ever. There’s nothing like a little vacation to jump-start the mind! I can’t help… Continue reading Inspired by Grand Lake, New Brunswick