I love the holiday time. There is something magical about having so many big holidays right after one another. I also love being about to see my family, especially now that I live almost 2,000 miles away. November was a very good month, even if it was stressful. Here’s the rundown.
Links You’ll Love
- How to Sort or Find Emails Using Gmail or G Suite “The answer to sorting or finding your email… is pretty simple if you know a few tricks.”
- Professional freelancer advice that sucks for newbies “Although learning from those with experience is crucial, it’s also important to understand your own situation.”
- Do You Take Yourself Seriously? “Don’t treat your ideas like they’re nothing, don’t treat yourself like you’re nothing because you and your ideas are important.”
- The Periodic Table of Content “Content is made up of pieces. And pieces can be broken down into smaller pieces or combined into larger pieces, just like the elements on the Periodic Table.”
Vancouver, Victoria, and Port Angeles
My parents came to Washington for the week of Thanksgiving, which means I got to get out of the house! We did a really fun trip (which I’ll make a full post about later this month), which involved driving north to Vancouver, BC, then taking a ferry west to Victoria, BC, then a ferry south to Port Angeles, WA, and finally driving back to my home in Lacey, WA. A lot of steps I know, but it was unanimous that we all fell in love with Victoria, BC.
Since it was my parents’ first time here, we also spent a day in Seattle. We went up the Space Needle (which I hadn’t done yet), explored Chihuly Glass Museum (an awesome experience), and visited a very busy black Friday at Pike’s Place Market. It reminded me of how much I love this place I have chosen for myself and how much I want to spend some time walking around Seattle.
Almost Breaking Even
I’m probably going to break even a the end of December and I was pretty close this month. It’s really hard being so broke because there is no way to say that I’ve fallen on hard times. I chose to give up my full-time job and launch myself into the world of freelance work. I chose to be broke for a while. It’s very, very encouraging to see how close I am to having my bare minimum. I can actually make this dream work!! And you can too (though you should start to build clients while you are at your full-time job. Learn from my mistakes.)
I am so very thankful for my family this month. Seeing them and getting out for a while was just what I needed. Also, they bought whole, fresh crabs for Thanksgiving dinner and there are leftovers. I’m not sure if the love or the leftover food is better to me. I hope your December goes well, I’ll be checking in in the new year!