The Devoted Routine of a Crazy Freelance Life

It is day twenty of the new year and also my third year of being a freelancer. I survived! There were many times I really didn’t think I would make it. Things got pretty crazy after quitting my job in 2013. There have been many ups and downs and lessons learned but I’m so grateful for being on this journey. But real talk, you really need a routine as a freelancer. A routine that you can be devoted to following. Without a routine, you are like a chicken with its head cut off – directionless! I recently implemented a new daily routine and wanted to share it with you. This is brand-spanking new for me so yes, I will slip up and that’s okay. So if you’re interested in freelancing or are a creative without a routine, get into this.

Freelancer Routine

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8 Inspiring Holiday Gifts That Will Make You Crush 2016

8 Inspiring Holiday Gifts That Will Make You Crush 2016

Oprah isn’t the only one with a favorite things list. Albeit, her favorite things list on Amazon is pretty awesome. Last year, I created a holiday gift guide for bloggers. This year, I want to focus on you ladies who want to be awesome, too. And to be awesome, you need some tools. Here are […]

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4 Lessons Learned From Taking a Social Media Break

4 Lessons Learned From Taking a Social Media Break

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” Robert J. Sawyer Last week, I decided to give social media a break. This isn’t new for me. Working in media, I choose to disconnect quite often. I even gave up Facebook, once. This time, I needed to focus, in preparation for […]

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Why I Took a Break from Sponsored Posts

There are many different ways to make money these days. It’s even more amazing how one can make a living by blogging about anything. The business of blogging is a very profitable one. If you have the numbers and the audience, you can more than pay your bills. I only started accepting sponsored opportunities last year; it’s always […]

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3 Blogs About Advanced Blogging You Should Read

If you’ve been blogging for 5 or more years like myself, you’ve probably reached the point where you want to get into the nitty-gritty of blogging. At this point, you know all of the basics and you want to learn the harder stuff. If you’re anything like me, the harder stuff include technical topics like […]

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All I Want For Christmas: Blogger Holiday Guide

All I Want For Christmas: Blogger Holiday Guide

Okay, I’ll just come out and say it: I hate Christmas. Maybe when I was a kid, it was all cute and enjoyable. We didn’t really celebrate the holiday but the streets felt so alive and everyone was filled with Christmas cheer. There was plenty of hot cocoa and endless holiday movies to watch. But […]

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5 Ways to Stay on Track in 2014 | Lucy's Pearls

5 Ways to Stay on Track in the New Year

It’s day six and I still don’t feel completely ready for 2014. It’s like the year literally snuck up on me. I can admit, I am ill-prepared for a new start. If you, like me failed to prepare in December, it’s not too late to start again. Here’s how to stay on track in 2014.

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Disconnect to reconnect

“The more you document your own life, the more you check in, you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night, the more you do all of this stuff, or even in my case, the more you listen for little lines of dialogue that can make their way into stories, the […]

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Justice for trayvon

Saturday night, we watched as the verdict of “not guilty” flashed across our TV screens. We experienced, to a certain degree, the sadness that Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton felt as the murderer of their son was set free. Actually, we can’t really imagine what they must have felt. What they just experienced was the death of […]

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