Tantrums, Trials, and Trying To Live Without Bread

There are seven distinct, expanding tendrils of my life right now that are getting progressively more difficult to regulate: Motherhood, work, marriage, politics, other responsibilities, money, and myself. The balance, as everyone knows, is a myth. You are always failing at at least one of these, if not all. Lately, I’ve been failing myself the […]

Always Sacrificing Something

So I’ve accomplished another goal on the list: as of this month, I’ve exceeded last year’s income by at least 10% so far. It has been a whirlwind and I’m as shocked as I am grateful, but I am bone tired. It’s hard to walk away from opportunities when you work for yourself. You never […]

The Fruitless Search for Low-Hanging Fruit

In my Before 30 list, I began knocking out initiatives by starting with the low-hanging fruit: the “easy” things that seemed like bite-sized accomplishments. “Read some books that mean something.” “Send a letter each month to a friend.” Etc. Looking through my Before 40 list, I realize… ain’t many “easy” items. Which is probably a […]

The Case For A Lifestyle Business

I’m approaching the 2 year mark of the day I took a giant leap and became a freelancer – a worker in the “gig economy” and a terrifying foray into an unpredictable, unreliable industry. I guess I never really articulated on here why I pursued this path in the first place. At times, I struggled […]

When Nothing Is Enough

I’m part of a group of self-identifying women on Facebook, thousands of lovely, like-minded women who support each other, ask questions about where to buy hemp milk, whatever. It’s oozing with crunchiness, hippy-dippiness, and over-sensitivity. And I was stupid enough to ask for some friendly advice. We’ve been toying with the idea of getting a […]

40 Before 40

In ten years, I’ll be officially middle-aged. In the four years leading up to 30 since I started this blog, I accomplished 25 of the 30 tasks on my To Do list – not half bad, especially considering the ones I never hit were “get spiritual” and “be happy just as I am.” I mean… […]