I Spent Over $100,000 On Rent: Let’s Talk About The American Dream

My life has been absolute chaos for the last six months and I haven't had time to do much except the essentials. After my husband and I finally closed on our house, we were faced with the massive chore of packing up everything we own, moving into said house, getting everything set up in our… Continue reading I Spent Over $100,000 On Rent: Let’s Talk About The American Dream

HGTV Does NOT Accurately Depict The Stress Of First-Time Homebuyers

I haven't had as much time to blog lately because I'm up to my eyeballs in work projects and my husband and I are simultaneously navigating the torrential first-time home buyer process. It's exciting for sure, but it feels like I have at least two full time jobs and we're going to have to literally… Continue reading HGTV Does NOT Accurately Depict The Stress Of First-Time Homebuyers

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

Winter Driving And Corporate America: A PSA

I was born and raised in NE Ohio, so I know all the tricks and techniques to driving in snow. However, I'm also smart enough to know that there are absolutely no techniques to driving on ice, and I'm not one of those cocky Northerners who claims to have such an unrealistic talent. I don't… Continue reading Winter Driving And Corporate America: A PSA

Cold Weather, Driving Adventures And Christmas Lights

It's been pretty insanely cold here in NC this week. I mean, insanely cold for NC. It got down to the 20's! Where I'm from in NE Ohio, that's still cold but pretty normal. Down here, it's somewhat apocalyptic. I was scheduled to work the dinner shift last night for the local restaurant delivery service,… Continue reading Cold Weather, Driving Adventures And Christmas Lights

Dear Sales: We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

Just to clarify, I do not own those lyrics. Obviously I borrowed them from Taylor Swift. Sales was a great career choice for me 5 1/2 years ago when I first moved to North Carolina and I was newly single after getting out of a 9-year abusive relationship. I had plenty of renewed energy, a… Continue reading Dear Sales: We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

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