I get a lot of questions about becoming a freelance writer. Most times, these questions come from people who fall in one of two groups. The first group is people who are brand new to freelance writing — who have the dream of being paid to write, but don’t know how to scale that dream into […]
When I first went freelance, part of me thought that the things most freelancers complained about wouldn’t really happen to me. I’d like to say this was wishful thinking, but really I was just naive. I mean how often could I really have to chase invoices from clients? I would ask myself. Turns out, the […]
For a long time I’ve been looking for an easy, quick way to put all my favorite, shoppable links in one place. Enter: my Amazon store front. Whether you’re looking to shop all my everyday beauty products, my favorite work from home gadgets and must-haves, or simply wanting to browse through some of my favorite […]
If you’ve been following me for the last six months or so, then you know that I quit my job at the end of March. After almost four years of being a fashion and beauty editor for Bustle.com, I decided to go out on my own. I’ve talked at length about why I quit my […]
In my experience, reading is one of the purest experiences there is. It’s you, a book, and an entire world that you get to enter, (mostly) free of charge. It’s how I calm my anxiety and quiet my mind and, hey, it’s also just plain fun. My 2019 reading list is pretty long, though I […]
If there’s one question I get more than anything else, it’s where I get my rugs. In emails, Instagram comments, Instagram story replies, and everywhere in between, there is almost always someone who is curious about where I shop for the colorful, patterned rugs that are in pretty much every home in my room. And […]
I make a lot of lists. And not just your, “Let’s jot down 12 – 392 items we need at Target” activity-specific type of lists. No, I may daily lists. I make lists on weekends. I make lists for my lists. When I don’t make my daily list, I feel weird. They’re not exactly necessary […]
I launched this new site on a couple days ago with an email. I decided to send that email out to the hundred or so email subscribers I had at the time rather than the 14,000 strangers following me on Instagram or in a public blog post because it felt like too much to say […]
When I decide I want to do something, my first instinct is always: all in, right now. An idea or a thought or a goal plants itself in my brain and roots itself in there in a way that feels like I have to address it immediately with full force, or it will simply go away forever. For a long time I felt like unless I was all the way committed to something — anything — I was already giving up on it.
If you meet me in real life, I am probably not the same person you know from Instagram. I don’t sound the same. I don’t talk the same way. I probably don’t even look quite the same. I never have, and I guess there’s a chance I never will.
But that’s OK with me now.