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…

Jessie. . . QUITS HER DAY JOB!

Y’all. . . I’m quitting my job!   Ok, ok, not really. At least, not yet. I have a full time job that I actually don’t hate (where I can wear whatever I want, like, literally pajamas) working for a woman entrepreneur just 10 minutes from my house. I have health insurance thanks to my…

Ten Quick Things I Learned from Dr. Tererai Trent*

I just got back from the 2016 National Women’s Leadership Conference* and have returned with more laser-point focus than ever this year. I may have finally stepped far enough outside of my comfort zone to really connect with my tribe of awesome business women (and a couple men). I still owe travel posts on my trip to…

Podcasts for Your Brain

Ever since a fellow former-roller derby entrepreneur friend introduced me to the world of podcasts as a form of not only entertainment but a potential way to share an idea I’ve been kicking around, I have been an avid listener of them on any commute.  Now, I know I’m way late to this podcast party,…

Finances are FUN 01 – Mint.com – DO IT!

Hey everyone, I’m here today to talk about a very sensitive subject. Some might say it’s the last of the taboo topics since so many people avoid it – when’s the last time you asked your BFF about their finances? But I bet you can remember when you last asked how their love life is…

The Paradox of Choice

If I’m to believe the internet, famous actress, Mae West said, at two different times, the following quotes: “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” and “Too much of a good thing can be taxing” Preach it, Mae! I recently re-took the Myers-Briggs personality test through the 16 Personalities website (a fantastic resource…

The Horrors of Hoarding and the Happiness of Clearing Out

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! It’s been a hot minute since my last post thanks to the exciting endeavor of moving to St. Petersburg, FL with my boo!  We’re now residing in a very modest 625 square foot apartment with surprisingly roomy closets and minimal traditional furniture (you know, in order to fit my…