Getting started as a freelance writer

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When I was younger, I loved to write. While other kids in my class took grammar and punctuation lessons, I took creative writing classes where we wrote stories and printed and bound them into proper books. I submitted poetry for publishing when I was in grade 6. In high school, I went to see Shakespeare in the park and attended writing festivals for young writers. There’s a (somewhat rueful) saying...

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Posted in: Career and Work

Meet my four jobs

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I have four jobs. Thats right… four.  Perhaps surprisingly, I don’t work 80 hour weeks! Most of my jobs require very little effort and provide a much bigger return. Meet my four jobs:   My full time job Currently I’m working as a software developer. This is the job that gets the basics done – One paycheck covers all of my bills plus some money for spending and saving and the other paycheck...

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Ode to a chef’s knife

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My six year old chef’s knife broke yesterday during the making of shepherd’s pie.  It was a good knife while it lasted – $11 from London Drugs, but had superb balance and strength, was easy to sharpen, and had no issues with rusting or staining.  *Tear*  I’d like to blame the bf and his questionable culinary skills, but after a thorough post-mortem (it had a half CENTIMETER tang, if that!)...

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Posted in: Home, Money

Creating a new normal

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I’m big on doing “the little things right” – pulling the shower curtain closed so it can dry properly, closing lids of containers after I use them, turning off the lights when I’m not in a room… and more!  My mind is often organized as one giant checklist that I like to periodically refer to.  That’s the way I am.  I am forever thinking about the little details.  But not everyone...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Philosophy
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