Run or Work? Today I Chose Run

Posted by on Jun 1, 2021 in Family, Parenting, work-at-home | 3 comments

It’s 7 a.m. on June 1. The house is quiet. The sun is rising over the trees, shining its golden spotlights on the green grass still heavy with dew. I have a decision to make. Should I sit at my desk, working on the project with a looming deadline while the house is still quiet, before the kids get up and start bustling around? Or should I lace up my shoes and go for a run, before the sun hits its peak and warms up the atmosphere to the point...

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Making New Memories

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Family, Parenting, work-at-home | 8 comments

I have a memory from my childhood that plays in my head like I’m watching a sitcom on TV. My dad, my brother and I are in the kitchen of our house in Decatur, cleaning up after lunch. Dad was washing, I was drying, and Locke was putting things up. All of a sudden, in the midst of our normal, everyday banter, Locke said, “We’re as funny as the Cosbys.” I know, I know. That observation did not age well. But keep in mind, it was 1987. Our Thursday...

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Running for My Mental Sanity

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in work-at-home | 2 comments

Yesterday I went for a run. It was 60 degrees and sunny, and I decided not to let that beautiful day slip by without me getting out in it. This time of year, when it feels like the sun starts setting at 4:30, I love the fact that being a freelancer allows me to get out in the middle of the day, even if that means I’m proofreading after supper. While jogging by the neighbor’s yard where their new cow was resting in the sun, I also reflected on...

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My Juggling Act: Letting a Few Balls Drop

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Parenting, work-at-home | 5 comments

Parenting is a juggling act. Deciding which activities to prioritize, which arguments to intervene and which to let play out, and figuring out which parent will get the kids to which activity are just a few of the things that are going on at all times. Freelancing is also a juggling act. The days of a freelancer are spent doing research and working on projects with strict deadlines, while also trying to stay on top of new trends in the...

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A Glimpse into the Freelance Life

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in work-at-home, Writing | 0 comments

On Wednesday, I spent most of my work time writing about cleaning two-sided grills. Yes, this project was about as boring as it sounds, but it wasn’t all bad. Ask my family, and they’ll tell you that I’m the type of person who can find almost any subject interesting, which is true. On this assignment, I learned some cool things about grills. For instance, if you use the right cleaner, you don’t even have to wait for the grill to cool off before...

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Learning to Just Say No

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in work-at-home, Writing | 2 comments

There are some things that come with age that might not be so exciting. I definitely feel sore after a day out in the garden, and worrying about taxes, mortgages, and retirement accounts isn’t fun at all. But there are quite a few things that only get better with age, and I’m not talking about wine. It’s my ability to say no. As person who works from home, it is highly important to know how and when to say no. Here are a few times I’ve had to...

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