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THREE STEPS TO FIXING PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEMS

Does this pandemic, political climate, and social upheaval have you so on edge that these illegal fireworks are the icing on top of the depression and anxiety cake you’re baking?
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Freelance Chronicles: 3 Ways To Know The Imposter Isn’t You

Evidently, I have to not only perform to the clients’ standards but also unpack my own impossible ones; I clearly have impostor syndrome.
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The Micro Aggressions

An unfortunate day in the life of the unappreciated, executive assistant.
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Spider Problems: A Girl, Her Garden, And Her Mental Health

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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THE FREELANCE CHRONICLES: 3 Ways To Avoid Faking The Funk

Lying makes you work harder than you would have if you were initially honest, just to not look like the fool you have now made yourself become. The same is more than true for lying about skills you don’t have to clients.
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Acceptance of Change

It’s so been hard creatively, man. Stifling, suffocating almost- like my inspiration suddenly caught the virus too.
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BEAUTY REVIEW: TAILORED TO BARE PRODUCTS

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chanta of Tailored To Bare and interviewing her for my HIP Interview series. If you are a small business owner who would like you have you or your products featured on this blog, please feel free to contact me at NYChrissyFreelance@gmail.com to discuss.
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The HIP.Life Chronicles: Interview with Chanta of TailoredToBare.com

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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THE FREELANCE CHRONICLES: The Unexpected Pain & Gain

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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MENTAL MAINTENANCE SERIES: Coming To Terms With Your Fears

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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THE FREELANCE CHRONICLES: Entrepreneurship Is Scary

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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NEW YEAR, NEW PASSIONS

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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THE PEOPLE-PLEASER

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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THANKS SIS: YOUR WORTH IS MORE THAN YOUR TITLE AT WORK

A huge factor that often gets ignored is how Black women are misrepresented in the qualities of both physical and mental healthcare and also, how that plays into our perceived value at work.
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THANKS SIS: The Power of Uplifting Fellow Minority Women in the Workplace

This is the second iteration of the "Thanks Sis" sub-series
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THANKS SIS: The Need For Black-Women Mentor-Ship in America

Seeing strong, minority women in positions of power is not a rare occurrence. However, there is still a pressing need for more examples in corporate offices per the differing levels of middle management that can exist there.
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The Decision to Let GO

I felt lost and in a mental purgatory... My focus in general was completely shot.
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THE FREELANCE CHRONICLES: HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR OPINION

How can I ensure a monthly cashflow to pay bills when I’m no longer gainfully employed and a full-time freelancer?
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REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO CHASE YOUR DREAMS

Building the fortitude and wherewithal to be an entrepreneur is 90% risk and stress- 10% preparation and effort.
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Glass Ceilings Grant Clear Perspectives: Part Two

I’m a part of a growing demographic in the US that seriously considers freelancing instead of conventional employment.
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Glass Ceilings Grant Clear Perspectives: Part One

My confidence is shot. I suddenly feel like an outsider in the place I’ve been working for the past year. Is this my own fault?
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Humility vs. Ego: The Choice

The most passionate depths of my spirit ache to be soothed with meaningful work and thoughtful efforts toward things bigger than just me.
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Body Autonomy: Male Privilege Personified

Women of all demographics are now forced to question whether the states they currently live in or are studying in are worth it knowing they will be surveilled. But as a black woman, I refused to be policed on any further levels than I already am.
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The Battle Between The Curated Social Life & The Genuine Self

Many days I venture online in search of brevity: light, warm content to make me smile or laugh or both. On this quest, often I encounter the trolls who swarm and attack countering opinions crossing the internet bridges that supposedly unite our world.
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Déjà vu

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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Unpacking Disappointment

At work, I’m excelling in my position but- what if I made the wrong career choice?
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Cost of living as a Millennial: Case of the Disappearing Checks

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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Paths

What do you do while on the trail of life when you are offered multiple routes to take and you take the wrong one?
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