Tag archive for "freelance"

20-Something, Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Why America’s View of Vacation Time is Wrong

29 Comments 05 July 2012

A recent photo of the author ecstatic to be at the beach Last September I went the freelance route. Though it’s been paved with stomach-churning scares (“what do you mean my check is arriving NEXT week?!”) and painful boredom (“maybe I should drive down to Whole Foods and stare at people”), career-wise, I’ve never been [...]

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Blogging, Featured, Social Media

When Sharing is Too Much: Tips on Healthy Self-Promotion

11 Comments 15 June 2012

Recently, The Austin Post was kind of enough to write a feature on me. It was very sweet of them considering I’m about as interesting as a ADD-tainted squirrel these days. In the comments someone bemoaned that I “brag too much about my connections” and “whine about turning 30″. I would be lying if I [...]

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20-Something, Featured, Hipstercrite Life

How To Stop Worrying

24 Comments 26 January 2012

I’ve written a few times on Hipstercrite about how going freelance has improved my career confidence and has been mentally rewarding. I’ve jokingly talked about how going freelance has made it difficult for me to remember to change my underwear or socialize with humans and not feral cats. What I haven’t mentioned is that going [...]

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Hipstercrite Life

I Am Simply Not There

11 Comments 09 November 2011

Last night I woke up at 4:30AM and could not go back to sleep. I was wide awake, my brain working a mile a minute. When I used to do this earlier in the year, it was because I was afraid masked men were creeping outside my window, ready to break in. I no longer [...]

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20-Something, Blogging, Featured, Social Media

Life of a Freelancer in Pictures

22 Comments 25 October 2011

A wise man once told me that the key to being a balanced freelancer is making sure you change out of your pajamas every day. So far I’ve failed miserably. Changing clothes, brushing hair, going outside are all things I no longer know how to do. Instead of telling you about my now two months [...]

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Blogging, Hipstercrite Life, Social Media

The Freelancer Diet

13 Comments 12 September 2011

this stock photo came up when i googled “freelance”- obviously all freelancers are ex-businesspeople whose life choice banished them to walking the desert alone with birds I’ve discovered the secret to losing ten pounds instantly: become a freelancer and live in constant state of fear. Last week was my first week ever not working a [...]

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20-Something, Hipstercrite Life

Making the Twenty-Something Leap

17 Comments 30 August 2011

There comes a point in every young person’s life where they have to make the jump. Have to because they can’t kid themselves that they’re happy with the safe route anymore. Working jobs that mean nothing to them and waking up every morning trying to kid themselves that they care. Ignoring the hunger pains of [...]

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