The freelance life: that time I told somebody no


As a freelance writer (or gig worker), I've found it's incredibly hard to tell people no. If I say no, I won't get the work. If I say no, they won't ask me again. If I say no, that's one less chance I have to put something in my portfolio. If I say no, that's … Continue reading The freelance life: that time I told somebody no

quarterly corporate training taught me how to date


Once upon a time, I grabbed some screen shots from the quarterly training we were required to complete at work. This training happened to be about "harrassment [sic] prevention". When I took it, I was single, but it gave me the best dating advice I ever received and I credit it for my success in … Continue reading quarterly corporate training taught me how to date

Our Family Kanban Board – What happens when mom was a CSM in her previous life


The place where I work at home, used to look like this: Okay, so the books are organized. That is because it was one of the first things that Nathan and I did when we moved into our home. There are still un-unpacked boxes in the garage and storage, but the books, well, we took … Continue reading Our Family Kanban Board – What happens when mom was a CSM in her previous life

Certified Emergency Response Team Training


(Part 2.) Staci and I were victims. Victims of something terrible. An earthquake, a fire, a bomb, the apocalypse. The meeting room was in shambles, tables overturned, chairs strewn about, and moaning employees trapped in the dark. Well, we were supposed to act like we were trapped and really moan like the end of the … Continue reading Certified Emergency Response Team Training