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I Turned Down 3 Amazing Opportunities In 1 Day: Here’s Why

Last week I had a bit of a moment. I always send out my client invoices the first Monday of every month for the previous month’s work, and last week I sent all of them out in a bit of a rush because I had a lot on deck for work that I needed to […]

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Career and Freelancing, Self Employed

December 9, 2019

The 1 Thing Missing from My Business

If you know me personally or follow me on social media, you know I jumped into freelancing full-time about a year ago almost to this week. Last May, my now-husband John graduated from grad school with his MBA, and we packed up our stuff into a POD before driving from Nashville down to Austin for […]

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity, Self Employed

May 13, 2019

How to Become a Freelancer

I’ve got to be honest. I haven’t known what to write about lately. In my Google Drive, I have a long list of blog post ideas and topics. But I’m getting married in 10 days, and it felt weird to write about sleep habits or career development or relationship challenges when I’m living in a […]

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Career and Freelancing, Self Employed

October 11, 2018

Easy Time Management Hacks Anyone Can Do

I went to Sprouts the other day for groceries, and after paying, I started pushing the plastic-bag handles onto my wrists, stacked like several very heavy bracelets on each arm. I’d already gotten my car keys out of my purse and was at the ready to put the shopping cart in its inside lineup before […]

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity, Self Employed

September 21, 2018

A Little Rebrand, A Lot of Life

Things are looking a little different around here. Freckles and Figs is no longer. Nashville is no longer. Leaving my house for work is no longer. Life right now is weird and different and good, and with so many “no longers” come a lot of “but nows…”–I’m stoked for most of them, and working on […]

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Personal

June 14, 2018