Writing & Business

What I like about working out of coffee shops

What I like about working out of coffee shops

It took me almost a year of freelancing full-time before I began working out of coffee shops semi-regularly. Then, during the past few months, I was transcribing some university classes for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and a couple of my classes were spaced a few hours apart. It seemed silly…
My Freelance Life: One Year Later

My Freelance Life: One Year Later

Can you believe that it was just one year ago yesterday that I started freelancing full-time? How the time flies! Every day when I wake up, I am so grateful and happy for making the decision to strike out on my own and start my own business. I love being…
“I get to” vs. “I have to”

“I get to” vs. “I have to”

I'm in Vancouver right now! Today I want to leave you with this question: What do you *get to* do today? When I came across the article How to Quit Being Overwhelmed For Good a few days ago, the concepts in the article really resonated with me. I've had an…
Should I Work On Weekends? (Freelance Tips)

Should I Work On Weekends? (Freelance Tips)

This is a question that a lot of home-based freelancers / small business owners have. Should I work on weekends? Should I work in the evenings? Is it better to keep regular 9---5 hours? How many hours per week should I be working? The answer, of course, is it depends! But if…
Best Multitasking Tip

Best Multitasking Tip

One of the most common things that you hear with regards to productivity is that above all, you should avoid multitasking! The logic behind this is that if you try to do too many things at once, you won't be doing any of those things very well. But since I love multitasking, I've naturally…
Five Things I DO Miss about Working in an Office

Five Things I DO Miss about Working in an Office

I've talked about what I don't miss about working in an office environment with coworkers... but that doesn't mean it's all roses and sunshine as a freelancer! Here are a few of the things I miss about working in an office and having coworkers: 1) Brainstorming sessions. Sometimes you really…