Blog Break Thoughts

As you may remember, I took a break from reading blogs and general internet procrastination for the month of October. I actually stuck with it for most of the month, although I did start reading blogs again a couple days before October ended. It seemed like kind of a silly thing to make such a […]


The second half of this year has been a little rough for me. I had a really good first half. It felt like things were picking up with my business, and stuff was going the way it was supposed to. What happened then was that I took on too much, and stalled out a little […]


When I was little, I loved the concept of reinvention. My favorite books were the ones where the heroine went away for a period of time, and came back completely different. Vacation was an opportunity to completely reinvent myself – I was always wishing we could go somewhere really exotic, like England, and I would […]

February Check In

I’m baaack! Did you miss me? I’m so excited – I have a ton of cool posts planned, so hopefully you like them! Thanks for reading. So, it appears that February is here.  I’ve been telling David that I think 2013 is going to be my year (or more specifically, I’ve been calling it the […]

Deep Thoughts (not really)

One of the things I’ve been working on in 2013 is putting myself out there more. I can be pretty shy, and that just isn’t something that goes hand in hand with running a successful business. It’s been going well, but putting myself out there means that I also have to deal with a LOT […]

What a Month

{photo courtesy of superfamous} You guys. I’m super frustrated right now. I love working at home, but for the past like, TWO WEEKS, there have been people doing maintenance and such outside, and Caspian barks at them constantly. He must know there’s not much of a threat, because it’s only light barking, but holy crap […]

Crazy Days

This past week has been one of those perfect storm situations that I can’t avoid no matter how hard I try – suddenly all these projects that I’m working on, be they personal or professional are all reaching deadlines, and basically everyone I’ve ever spoken to seems to need something from me this week. I’m […]


I’ve really been enjoying the watercolor class I mentioned a couple days ago. It’s fun to learn a new skill, but even better than that,  it’s a creative endeavor that has absolutely no pressure attached to it. Sometimes it seems like everything that I do creatively is high stakes. Obviously  it’s important that I do […]

Long Haul

The number one issue that I’ve struggled with for my time freelancing has to be motivation. It is crazy hard to stay motivated day after day, week after week. It’s kind of like running. I might not get a whole lot out of one individual run, but if I keep at it, eventually the rewards […]

I Heart Calligraphy

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been learning more about calligraphy. I’m going through my book step by step, to make sure I have a clear understanding of the basics, but every once in a while I can’t resist getting a little ahead of myself, and writing out a phrase or two.