self-care

Be a Good Boss to Yourself

Today, I fired my boss. She’s a real piece of work.  She’s been making me work long days and weekends.  She’s made me miss fun events, and have stacks of laundry pile up.  She’s made me forgetful and burnt out.  She’s a real micromanager.  Worst of all, she’s hurting WebCami Site Design with these ridiculous…

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How to freelance with a chronic illness

You might have noticed I’ve been absent more than normal from our Facebook group.  I have been quietly battling a chronic illness over the last couple of weeks and had to make choices in what tasks needed to be done first. Client work won over everything else.  It’s incredibly hard to admit this.  I am…

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Don’t let your work become your hobby

Photo of a pair of skates

Every web designer needs a hobby. I have long known this deep down, but I haven’t had any hobbies for years. Work is constantly on my mind. I think about my project work, my blog posts to clients, my blog posts here, my workflows, setting up automation, training, client communication, deadlines, etc. It never ends.…

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When it rains, it snows

It’s been very quiet in the cafe since the first Monday of February.  I had this terrific idea to fly home early so I could have a full day of work after a long weekend with Mom and Dad.  I left my parent’s house at 4:15 am in a rental car with bad wipers and…

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It’s better to burn out than to fade away

Hey, hey. My, my. It’s that time of year when I wake up at 4 am just to get an early start on that to-do list that will never end. Clients reach out for help with things they’ve put off until the last minute. Seriously, some I haven’t heard from all year. Things I hoped…

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Must Read: You Are a Badass

There aren’t many books I listen to repeatedly on Audible.  When I do, they are often books about habits and office organization.  Sometimes, though, I need a much more inspirational message.  One that isn’t just for my work life, but my whole life. You Are a Badass – How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and…

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