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A space to talk about growing our businesses, families, & dreams. Pull up a seat, grab a glass of something you love (it's a dry rosé for me), & hang out for a while.

2022 Blogging Trends: What to Actually Write About to Get Your Blog Posts Read

Do this if you want people to WANT to read your blog posts (consistently).

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity

February 24, 2022

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

Dealing With Critical Feedback Gracefully

As a writer, it’s taken me a long time to not be offended if something I work on isn’t what a client envisioned. I pour my energy and heart into everything I write because this is my absolute dream job, getting to put together interesting content for all kinds of businesses. But just because something […]

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Career and Freelancing

November 8, 2018

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

Your Production Does Not Equal Your Worth

When I moved from my full-time job in Dallas to being a nanny and freelancer in Nashville, I went through a sort of identity crisis. Same thing happened when I went from those jobs in Nashville to just freelancing and working on my own (currently wages-less) writing projects in Austin. Stepping out of that societal […]

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Personal, Self Employed

July 12, 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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June 14, 2018