Hurricane Florence And The Machine: Time To Shake It Off

I never saw much hurricane activity in the first 29 years of my life because I lived in NE Ohio. If there was a hurricane along the coast, I might have seen an extra rainstorm but nothing really to worry about. I moved to North Carolina nearly 6 years ago and now that’s all changed.… Continue reading Hurricane Florence And The Machine: Time To Shake It Off

Self-Employed Life: My Dogs Are Clingy Stalkers (Good Thing They’re Cute)

I used to be a pretty hardcore hustler in the sales world when I was single. I sold cars, commercial pest control, office supplies, and cable/internet packages like they were going out of style throughout the years. When we first adopted our dogs, I was still going to an office every day and it was… Continue reading Self-Employed Life: My Dogs Are Clingy Stalkers (Good Thing They’re Cute)

Marriage: The Cold War (Literally)

The adjustment to living with my husband after years of living in delightful solitude was smoother than I thought it would be, especially since we didn’t live together until after we were married. I haven’t had to deal with giant anxiety-inducing piles of clutter, the expectation that chores are “women’s work,” or visitors/in laws popping… Continue reading Marriage: The Cold War (Literally)

The Beast: Hardcore Sacrifices To Accomplish Home Ownership

My husband and I got married last year, and it’s been amazing. I’ve always heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest, but my experience has been anything but that. In fact, I’m having a much easier time being married than I did being single. Like I’ve mentioned before, we really hate our… Continue reading The Beast: Hardcore Sacrifices To Accomplish Home Ownership

I Love My Fur Kids, But I Need Alone Time

My entire life changed last year when I got married and adopted a couple very spirited young rescue dogs. For years, I had the luxury of my apartment always being as clean as I left it, not taking care of anyone but myself, and having all the “me time” in the world when I wasn’t… Continue reading I Love My Fur Kids, But I Need Alone Time

Dog Mom Life: I Have A Standing Lunch Date With My Dogs Every Day

It was a magical new world when I transitioned from commuting to an office every day to working from home as an independent contractor. The perks are obvious. I get to set my own hours, save a ton of money on gas, take vacation days whenever I want, and I haven’t dressed up in business… Continue reading Dog Mom Life: I Have A Standing Lunch Date With My Dogs Every Day

Dog Mom Problems: The Scourge of Maintenance Visits

I’ve got 99 problems, and my apartment complex is responsible for at least 97 of them. I’m a dog mom of two and I also work from home. Because I live in an apartment, this means anytime something breaks and maintenance has to come in, it fucks up my entire day. I have to stash… Continue reading Dog Mom Problems: The Scourge of Maintenance Visits