What May 4th Means To Me As A Kent State Alum

May 4th is commonly referred to as Star Wars Day because it's funny and cute to say "May the fourth be with you." That's cool, I love Star Wars, but I'm also a graduate of Kent State University in Kent, OH, and May 4th has an entirely different meaning to me because of that. It's… Continue reading What May 4th Means To Me As A Kent State Alum

Traditional Corporations Feel Threatened By The Rise Of Independent Contractors, And They Should

If you've read my blog before, you already know that I used to be in corporate America and I broke free from those chains last year to pursue my lifelong dream of self-employment. It's only a couple weeks away from the anniversary of that glorious day, so let's talk about why so many people are… Continue reading Traditional Corporations Feel Threatened By The Rise Of Independent Contractors, And They Should

Food Delivery: It’s Not Just For College Kids Anymore

If you read my blog regularly, you already know that I prefer to work an entire pile of 10-99 contract jobs rather than being stuck in one soul-sucking corporate 9-5. Unfortunately, contract work can be fickle and sometimes contracts fall through at inopportune times, making me regroup and find another revenue stream quickly. This happened… Continue reading Food Delivery: It’s Not Just For College Kids Anymore

North Carolina: Raise Up!

Take yo shirt off, twist it around your hand, spin it like a helicopter! I was born and raised in Ohio and I had never even visited North Carolina when Petey Pablo released his infamous song. I first set foot in beautiful North Carolina in 2012 when I flew to Raleigh and met up with… Continue reading North Carolina: Raise Up!

My 9/11 Story: How A Terrorist Attack Established Me As An Adult And An Atheist

September 11, 2001 was a pivotal day for many Americans, including myself. I was 17 years old and a senior in high school, which is really weird for me now because my current husband was only 13 years old and in middle school. Of course we hadn’t even met and lived in different states, but… Continue reading My 9/11 Story: How A Terrorist Attack Established Me As An Adult And An Atheist

NC State Sports, Marriage, And Me

I was born and raised in NE Ohio but I moved to North Carolina about 5 1/2 years ago in search of two things that the Cleveland area is always short on: sunshine and jobs. I found both, and I also happened to find my husband here, so I stayed. North Carolina is big on… Continue reading NC State Sports, Marriage, And Me

Pets Should Count As Dependents For Tax Purposes

One thing that frustrates me about being a dog mom is that my fur kids invoke a lot of expenses but they’re not considered dependents for tax purposes. I feel like this is just another way for the government to discriminate against those of us who choose not to procreate. They already tax the fuck… Continue reading Pets Should Count As Dependents For Tax Purposes