If you read my blog, you know that I've been tossing around the idea of starting my own business. Being an entrepreneur just seems like the only way to go. Working for someone else is just something that I don't think I can do anymore. But, more that that, I spend every Sunday dreading the … Continue reading Takes Money to Make Money — Money Mondays
Hello, welcome to Semi-Employed! I’m semi-employed. It’s Monday, so I want to do what I call “Money Mondays!” And, talk about money. Since it is the first episode I’ll start with my relationship with money. Maybe you can relate to it! Growing up, my mom always said we were poor. I’d ask for something, she’d … Continue reading Trick Yourself Into Thinking You’re Poor — Money Mondays!
Turns out I'm lazy....but also depressed.
I am the culmination of his dreams almost fulfilled. I wish that I could say his dreams have come true, but people and life are much more complicated than that. In some ways, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of us today. There is integration. There is black excellence, and there are white … Continue reading The Legacy of MLK
How do you look for a job when you don't want another job? This is kind of a strange question, but it's also my predicament. I don't necessarily want to continue on in my current position, but I don't want to work for some other person who could end up being a nightmare and I … Continue reading Job Hunt Dilemma
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'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
This is how I feel today: Gold in the middle. Deep down in the center, I'm happy Gold in the middle. On the edges there's rage Gold in the middle. I have anger and pride, but I'm Gold in the middle. I won't them take that from me. My Gold in the middle They can … Continue reading Gold in the Middle