The purpose behind my work

I genuinely love my job. To be able to spend my days writing and creating with purpose - it's THE BEST privilege to receive money for this gig.   Sure, there are parts about being a freelance creative that is not so fun like having to wear ALL the hats and spend weeks working as a salesperson - sometimes I have to remind myself - what do I do for a living again? And that's kind of how ... [Read More]

Missing that fire in your belly?

  I'm gonna to give it to you straight, friends. I've been in the dumps myself like so many of you - devastated over all the lives lost and the madness of everything happening right now. I've had a moment where it hit me hard - "how many lives will be lost before I get back to MY privileged normal?" 😔 I made a conscious decision to get off social media for awhile. Everyone is now a ... [Read More]

Chaos, uncertainty, and the attitude we choose to keep.

It's hard to feel upbeat right now, isn't it? Many may accuse us of being insensitive or aloof - perhaps assuming we don't care or are far too detached from the chaos that is currently happening in our society.  That's not at all the case; is it my eternal optimists! We've been through crap, lived through way worse! This situation can't keep us down.  We're just trying to ... [Read More]

It’s gonna take some next-level willpower to keep this thing cookin’.

Friends, I hope you're hanging in there. The longer this pandemic keeps us home, the easier it is to slide into more relaxed habits and start to feel like, "why am I fighting this"?  Trust me, I feel you on every level.  I think many of us solo and small business owners are waking up with the best of intentions most days, and as more waves of bad news continue to hit us in the face, we ... [Read More]

💘 Cupid’s sending design tips for Canva! 💘

Design help is on the way, loves! I see you, DIY marketers!   You're out here doing your thing promoting your products, thrilled and relieved that advertising and design are FINALLY accessible, and you don't have to hire anyone to do it - am I right? Or maybe you hired one person to wear all the hats you don't want to wear - hitting close to home?  Can we be honest for a moment? It ... [Read More]

Processing Ideas: Advice for Creative Freelancers

PSA FOR CREATIVES: Thinking about the importance of saying things out loud and sharing thoughts and ideas.  Stick with me here for a sec… Sometimes I get odd requests from clients about writing topics, but in talking with a dear friend, she gave me an excellent suggestion on how to pursue the subject. It reminded me how proud I used to be as a young freelancer - wanting to hoard all the ... [Read More]