Feb 18

Self Employment Gone Wrong

2024-02-18T03:03:44+00:00February 18th, 2024|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

It has been about a year since I departed from my miserable full time position.  I was burned out and hopeless.  Jeans had replaced workplace attire, and leave was a blessing.  My resignation was a reason to celebrate.  It was finally over. My self employment journey has been fraught with [...]

Dec 22

Perils of Self-Employment

2023-12-22T03:43:04+00:00December 22nd, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

Lately, I have had problems trying to relax.  Comfort seems to escape me.  My last massage was on Saturday, and my days have been very low key.  By the same token, my shoulder blade really hurts.  Yesterday was the absolute straw.  I analyzed my typical routine.  It had gotten away [...]

Nov 17

Feeling Seen

2023-11-17T04:47:23+00:00November 17th, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

A pre-pandemic associate sent me work.  I was so grateful to be asked to grace the stage for a Wakanda themed event.  My customized African outfit was the go to attire for this one.  Upon arrival, I met the band members.  The drummer was a girl.  She was giving soft [...]

Nov 14

I Do Not Fit

2023-11-14T18:22:11+00:00November 14th, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet, Uncategorized|0 Comments

There were cars everywhere.  I had to find parking on the other side of the park and walk across to the annual gathering of bikers.  The large trees were lovely as they provided gentle shade in the park.  Once I found my friend, we began to stroll around as she [...]

Nov 14

That Feeling

2023-11-14T15:49:50+00:00November 14th, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

As I checked my schedule of for the month, I realized that I was performing at an adult day care next week.  It would be the third time this year which meant that a new repertoire would be required.  There are a lot of Cuban grandmothers there that often delight [...]

Oct 25

A Meeting at Oasis

2023-10-25T00:35:38+00:00October 25th, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

Life as an entrepreneur has its own unique sets of challenges.  I do not always know when I should be productive vs.  lounging around.  For the most part, normal working hours are enforced during the week with schedule changes based on performances, meetings, and consultations.  Social plans are not made [...]

Oct 5

The Wax Girl

2023-11-17T00:43:37+00:00October 5th, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

She was my favorite at the local wax salon.  I called one day and found out that she no longer worked there.  One text message later and she appeared on my doorstep ready to work.  She became mobile and was now working for herself.  I became used to having my [...]