How my Ikigai Led me from Unemployed Terror to Semi-Employed Serenity

  To all my fellow offbeat creatives. . . I get it. . . I’ve been there.   Corporate Corruption In December of 2017 I was “laid off” (PC language meaning I got fired for asking questions about equality and management practices. . . lesson learned, I don’t belong in the corrupt corporate world) RIGHT…

Define: Hustle

I feel us entrepreneurial types, especially the ones born after Gen X, have been sold a false bill of goods. We’re told, and we often parrot (on social media, to each other at networking events, or even worse – to ourselves in earnest), the term HUSTLE, as if it’s something to be proud of, something…

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not – Either Way, It’s All in My Head

I feel like those of us with mental health issues are constantly chasing normalcy – in whatever form comes quickest at times. Sometimes we really buckle in and do the hard work through therapists and psychiatrists – but sometimes we’re weak, or we get laid off and our health benefits expire. Ya know, fucking life….

Farewell, 2017, you were. . . you just were. (part II)

Where did I leave off? Ahh yes. . . August. . . (part I) August. . . Nothing terribly exciting happened in August. I kept up with physical and mental health therapy. Thanks to the mental health therapy I was better able to navigate the hiccups of early relationships – or at least, the hiccups…