Learning to Knit

January 13th, 2017

    Confession: I am 38 years old and I am an avid knitter. What once seemed like an pastime for old ladies has now become my favorite hobby. And despite what anyone says, 38 is not yet "old." One of the greatest benefits of working as a freelance consultant is that I have a lot of freedom with my schedule. In my first year…

Current Favorite Podcasts

September 23rd, 2016

I go through phases with podcasts: I will get really into a them and listen constantly or I will not listen to any for six months. I am currently in a "listen" phase, so I thought I would share some of my favorites. My podcast preferences lean towards education over entertainment (my YouTube preferences lean towards entertainment, so maybe I will share some of my…

Learning Inbound Marketing

August 17th, 2016

Content marketing (aka "inbound marketing") is a key part of my job. That doesn't mean that I know everything there is to know about content marketing.* With the pace of digital communications evolution, learning has to be constant in my field. Which is one of the reasons that I love it so much. When researching sources for continued education in content marketing, Hubspot continued to…

Learning Hand Lettering

August 10th, 2016

I love the look of hand lettering, but I never thought about it being something that I could do myself. That is, until I came across a course being offered by Caroline Winegeart, an acquaintance I met in 2011 when we both worked at advertising agencies and were at the same conference in Jacksonville, Florida. I have followed Caroline's online musings as she ultimately developed…

Learning DSLR Photography

August 3rd, 2016

The settings available on a camera have always intimidated me. I love taking photos, and am often designated (sometimes it is a self-designation) as the trip "historian" when I travel with friends and family. But there is definitely a difference between a passion for photography and the skill to do it. Last year, I bought my first DSLR camera. And then proceeded to use it…

Learn Something New Every Day

July 27th, 2016

Learning is a passion of mine. My quest for knowledge has taken me to architecture school, journalism school, law school, guitar lessons, motorcycle classes, drawing classes, yoga classes, coding classes, photography classes, pitch competitions, a startup business accelerator, reading thousands of books, watching movies galore, publishing a book, fits and starts of writing projects, more airline miles that I can track, the insides of conference…