Push Yourself, Then Push Yourself Some More

Push Yourself, Then Push Yourself Some More

Last week, the first week into my layoff, I set a somewhat big (arbitrary) goal: I wanted to make $1000 in a week. Now $1000 isn’t BIG money, some folks make that in a matter of hours. But $1000 is a nice chunk of change, and it felt like a solid number for my...
Hello, Have We Met? I’m a Badass

Hello, Have We Met? I’m a Badass

Earlier this year I spoke at the largest women’s conference in California. As I sat on the stage, amid a sea of corporate titans and tech mavens, I was asked to introduce myself. Instead of launching into my usual spiel–writer, editor, blah blah...
From FOMO to a Seat at the Table

From FOMO to a Seat at the Table

I rang in 2016 on a dance floor. The night was epic, but the good vibes were short lived. I entered the year feeling stuck and wondering if being a freelancer in Los Angeles, 3000 miles from the epicenter of the publishing world, was sustainable. For five years...
Mo’ Money, Different Problems

Mo’ Money, Different Problems

I’ve been solidly middle class for the last five months, thanks to the job. It’s been so long since I’ve been here, that honestly, I was expecting it to feel a lot better. After all, I’m making more money than half the country, and after years...