I have been having spider problems lately. I have a garden that I’ve started since I moved in to my current apartment last year. With dreams of a lush oasis, I have always fantasized about gardening in my own little space somewhere- nothing fancy, just enough space to physically see the fruits of my labor. […]
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There is no better time than the month of March as Woman’s History Month to introduce my new series:  The HIP.Life Chronicles!  The varying perspectives of professionals on the journey of pursuing their passions need to be told. These interviews will be from others doing differing types of passion projects, careers and even gig lifer’s on the freelance journey like myself.  They will impart tips and experience about their times on the road to living as passionately as possible through their careers.
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Who honestly thought that staying home and staying focused would be so difficult?  Distractions abound and I’m currently struggling to keep on track.  As usual, my anxiety is the first to respond to this recent change in my life- and so has my weight.  LORDT it’s hard not gaining pounds when you have all the […]
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On a Friday- February 7th, 2020- I took all the gumption I had in reserve and said formal goodbyes to the executives and colleagues that have shaped my current skill set and refined my administrative prowess. Then, the fears of whether I was making the correct decision had resurfaced, and I found myself weeping that entire day.
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I did it y’all.  I finally put in my resignation notice at work to freelance full time.  The amount of calories I have exerted through night-sweats and pacing bouts- while contemplating this transition over the past few months- should be quantified and turned into a workout regimen. Eh- I need to lose weight anyway. I […]
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Every January 1st I’m depressed. It’s not only the day hallmarking the onset of the new year, for me- it’s the date commemorating the day my mother passed away in 1993. I haven’t really addressed my underlying sadness during this season directly but, this upcoming year will be the year that I take ownership of my mental machinations. It’s time to heal.
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Sometimes I make myself sick. I get pangs in the pit of my stomach and then my palms sweat and everything seems harder to do. Even my breathing gets labored in those moments. I find myself feeling a mixture of lost and incapable when this happens and I often ache to revert to simpler times. In each of those instances, the cause of the sickness is me. My habits make me sick.
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Lessons in redundancy. Confuddling conclusions.  Faintly familiar fantasies.  Remised remembrances. That’s how it can feel when déjà vu befalls you.  It’s the hazing over of an opinion or perspective that should be common sense but takes one a while to grasp. It can feel like the moments one experiences before fully rousing from a night […]
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In the spirit of Sherlock, I often search my transaction histories and attempt to deduce how my funds have left me.  I’m a responsible NYC resident and an accidental hermit so, I should have much more operating income between paychecks. I budget well- although I can honestly say I have had my share of slip-ups […]
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