happy little biz

Topic: personal

What I learned freelancing in 2014

It's a whole new year, full of possibilities for my business! Very exciting, and I admit a little daunting too; lots of research and work behind-the-scenes before I can launch anything publicly. But first, I wanted to take a look back at 2014, to write down a few things I've…

Happy New Year!

I'm a bit excited about the start of the new year, as I have all kinds of web design and development projects I want to pursue. It will also be my first full (calendar) year with freelancing being my full time gig. 2014 was a year of big change for…

What's in my reading list right now

As I wind down some work projects and look ahead to December, I've started to think about getting caught up on all the books I've wanted to read over the last little while. The fall has been so busy I've had very little time to do any reading! Yeah, my…

So you wanna be a freelancer...

Been thinking about working for yourself? Love the idea of making your own hours and taking vacation whenever you want? Dream of working from home, in sweatpants, with your cats snuggled next to you? Thanks Hyperbole and a Half! Most folks think the idea of freelancing is really awesome, and…

Unleash the web!

Sorry for the radio silence last week, everyone. I was in Vermont for a week, at a meditation intensive. (photo thanks to @shelleyobrien) Now that I'm back in Toronto, I'm looking ahead to the fall... work projects, personal projects, and my first web professionals' conference (oh my!). I heard about…

Happy little code

At 35, I decided to switch careers, from health care to tech. Wait, who does that? After thirteen years in health care, including three years in a competitive and challenging massage therapy diploma program, I decided to trade in my oil bottles and sheets for a laptop and a 24-inch…