career growth

This Is What A Creative Looks Like

By |September 26th, 2016|

I recently had a conversation with a fellow freelancer/entrepreneur and something about our interaction left me a bit … ruffled. Not upset. Not angry. Just … ruffled.

You see, I consider myself a creative professional. I use my creative talents as a writer, editor and devourer […]

Why The Newark International Film Festival? Here’s Why…

By |September 5th, 2016|

I. Love. Festivals! A bit reductive, but it’s true. I love festivals. Music festivals. Book festivals. Fringe theatre festivals. I even love those festivals dedicated to just one type of food, like strawberry festivals. The ingenuity of the participants combined with the welcoming spirit of […]

Financing The Imposter: Part Time, Side Hustle Or Fraud?

By |August 28th, 2016|

A constant theme you’ll hear many entrepreneurs, artists and freelancers discuss is the concept of feeling like a “fraud.” And by fraud, what we really mean is “if our vision, our art and our talent are as good as we think it is, we’d be […]

Lotus Moment: Above And Beyond

By |August 15th, 2016|

 

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve been told that I’m not a very optimistic person. Which is fine by me because I’d rather be a realist than an optimist, but there are rare moments when I do try my best to look on the bright side of […]

Year One: Brick By Brick

By |July 31st, 2016|

August 1, 2016 marks my one year anniversary of relocating to the East Coast and, as you can imagine, it leaves me feeling a little introspective. To be fair, introspective is kind of my default setting anyway so this is easier than you think. But […]

Steal This Quote: Miles Davis

By |July 17th, 2016|

 When you’re creating your own shit, not even the sky’s the limit
— Miles Davis, American jazz musician, composer and artist

Now Is The Time When Thoughts Turn To Fire Monkeys

By |February 14th, 2016|

Every year I write a Lunar New Year’s post filled with goals and ideas that I aspire to complete. But this year, no grand aspirations came to me in time for the actual holiday on February 8th. And now, after a week of deliberation, I’m […]

In Defense Of The Perfectionist

By |January 17th, 2016|

I have an announcement to make:
I seek perfection in everything I do.
It seems not a week goes by without a new blog post, op-ed piece, image meme, or self-help book insisting perfectionism is the enemy. It’s the enemy of progress, the enemy of quality, the enemy […]

Steal This Quote: Robert Frost

By |December 27th, 2015|

 

Only when love and need are one
And the work is play, for mortal stakes
Is the deed ever really done
For heaven and the future’s sakes
– Robert Frost, American poet

Stepping Up The Game

By |November 16th, 2015|