Instead of making set resolutions or a vision board, I decided to paint a representation of my hopes for 2021. I got the information about the color significance from several online sources. This painting is on a wall of other art by my bed, right next to my wardrobe. In this position, I will see … Continue reading New Year Vibes
One key to wealth building by most accounts is playing the markets. So, I've been trying! This week is my official test to see if I can really make some money the old fashioned way! So, Door Dash and Air BNB are going LIVE with IPOs this week, and I'm going to invest in both. … Continue reading Learning Stocks
I've been reading a novel recently called "The Vanishing Half," and it is really good. I couldn't put it down today, what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I'm only about halfway through, but so far it covers a multitude of topics, the biggest one being colorism. As a dark-skinned black woman, I … Continue reading On Colorism
I have come to the realization that I can't work for a big company, or anyone else really. Working for myself feels like my only option for my future. I don't want to get lost and go unnoticed, overworking myself for beans at some huge corporation. And, I don't love being on demand for someone … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Spirit
I'm about to say something controversial: I think that it's alright to cry at work. Sometimes you just need a good cry! I've cried in the workplace twice, and the second time was quite recently. I won't discuss that situation now because it was fairly recent and I'm not in a space where discussing it … Continue reading It’s My Workplace and I’ll Cry if I Want To
Today I really want to lay low. I want to avoid social media as much as I can, I want to stay in my house, and don't even want to watch the polling results. Today doesn't give me a great feeling. Most likely, because on this day four years ago, I was feeling optimistic, excited, … Continue reading How I’m Handling This Election
I've taken up painting lately. Acrylics on canvas, and I'm not that good, it's just a fun new hobby. It's amazing to actually be able to turn my brain off for a little while and just mess around and feel no pressure about it. I bought primary colors only, so I have to mix my … Continue reading Creativity Begets Creativity
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So, here's my mid-month wrap up of "New Decade, New Me." Doing things differently is hard and kind of sucks. In my effort to save as much money as I can, and do right by myself financially, I forgot one crucial thing: taxes. Being a semi-employed person means that I'm freelance, which means that I … Continue reading Death By Taxes