The workday is about to start. I spray my favorite relaxation mist around my desk and light a jasmine incense on my favorite backflow burner. This is how I signal to myself that it’s time to work.
My desk is clear of anything I don’t need in my current project. Only my laptop, phone, and incense stand are present. I’m an email marketer, so I only ever actually need a laptop and charger anyway, and once a week on reporting day, a paper, pen, and calculator.
The rest of the stuff that used to be present has either been relieved of its duties or is stored categorically with similar items in my drawer or on my shelf. …
Trusting myself is something I’ve been actively working on for about four years now. It’s taken me a long time to see myself as a capable adult who doesn’t need hand-holding.
Sitting here right now and looking at my current situation, day to day activities, and future plans, I have never felt so sure of myself and perfectly content with where I am. There’s no panic or uncertainty around where I am or what I should be doing.
This October, Steve and I are moving to Los Angeles. We don’t have much of a reason other than “because we can”. He and I both have full-time remote jobs that we’re taking with us, and we’re looking at apartments all over the place, because we won’t be restricted by commutes into offices. …
Social media is a “cool” industry to work in and everything, but after the first few months, it’s only still “cool” if you actually love it. I did not.
I saw a tweet the other day that was like a mirror. It shouldn’t have surprised me like it did because it makes perfect sense, but it showed me exactly what my issue had been at my previous two jobs. Both of those jobs were in social media.
I was laid off from my most recent job about two months ago. I was the in-house Editor, which was the umbrella role for all things social media and email marketing. I created, executed, and community managed the brand’s social presence across any platform they were active and deployed dozens of campaigns. …