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I’m Still Here

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Hey all,

So January finally wrapped up. I’m not sure how it’s possible that it feels like Christmas was last week but that January was the longest year on record.

So I’ve been busy hustling.

I did get the chance between writing for clients and raising the kiddos to write a little something for myself. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I get no sleep. And it has nearly killed me.

I went from needing a solid 9 hours of sleep before having kids to getting 5-6 hours of sporadic sleep now that I’m a mom to kids who are the lightest sleepers ever. It’s cruel.

My lack of sleep has impacted my life in so many ways. In reality, it was a contributor to me quitting my full-time office job. I just couldn’t hack it.

And it has fueled my anxiety and mental health issues.

If you feel like reading further on this topic, you can read my post on Medium, Sleep Deprivation Has Made Me a Monster.

If you’d like to see what I’m doing for one of my clients, I encourage you to check out Nutritious Gifts. Created by a registered dietitian, these are food gift boxes loaded with healthy snacks and ingredients to give your body a boost. You can check out the blog posts here.

That’s it for today. Gotta get down to business. If you want to stay up to date on what’s going on with me, follow me on Instagram or Facebook.

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Launch Day

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Since I feel like I never have enough to do [insert tired, manic laugh here], I decided to start up yet another website. Along with trying to check in here regularly and writing on Medium, I have now launched a professional site dedicated to my freelance writing business.

I write every day. Whether it’s for one of my sites or work, I feel like I am always typing. And my fingers ache. But it’s so worth it.

Within about a month I am taking a huge leap of faith and leaving my full-time corporate job to kick start my freelance business. Yikes. But the timing was right.

I am very excited to be more in control of the work I do and work when I want. With two young boys at home, I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to spend more time with them while I can.

So this is exciting stuff.

Shameless plug here, if you or someone you know has a business that is in need of writing (blog posts, articles for pitching to publications, and website and social media copy, please think of me.

I also have a Facebook page, so if you feel so inclined, give me a like!

I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes not losing your minds this holiday season.

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Catch Up

Anyone know who stole October? Time has lost all meaning. It’s just a cycle of work, write, mom, sleep (kinda), and weekends that go too fast.

I warned you that I wouldn’t be active on here as much. It’s been hard trying to balance the million things I have going on, and I feel bad about neglecting this space. This is my home.

But I’ve still been writing. So I wanted to share my latest pieces with you.

I’m writing a lot on Medium. If you have a membership, give me a follow.

I’m a Millennial, and I’m Not Sorry

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Millennials get a lot of crap, particularly by older generations. We are often told we are self-absorbed, lazy, and complain too much. And those participation ribbons we were given back in Track Club means we constantly expect praise and are entitled to whatever we want.

I don’t fall in line with much of the millennial stereotype, but there are a few traits that ring familiar. Read how millennial I am by clicking here.

Why I Quit My Sleep App

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As so many other working moms today, I constantly feel that there isn’t enough time. Time to do all the things — work, raise kids, spend time with my husband, work out, eat healthy, do chores — and still have time to do the leisure things I want to do.

And with two young children, it also means that I don’t get much sleep. And that has messed with my brain in many ways. Read what my obsession with sleep did to me by clicking here.

And since Halloween is almost here…

Nightmare Fodder for Your Kids

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My eyes were resting while I tried to focus on anything other than the feeling of being gutted.

Then I heard it. The frantic turn of the handle, the slight whimper. My oldest was heading to our bed in search of comfort after I’m assuming having a nightmare.

And there, in my moment of brilliance, I decided to acknowledge his presence and mine.

See how this one turns out by clicking here.

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