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Facebook for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs: Why I Love It and How I Use It Daily.

1 If I’m honest with myself, I miss people. If you’ve read the “about me” section on my homepage or scanned some of my posts, you know that I quit corporate life: happily. I don’t miss it. What I do miss about having a traditional “job” so to speak: day-to-day contact with people because it’sContinue reading “Facebook for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs: Why I Love It and How I Use It Daily.”

Budget Matters

One of the first things I took away from the 4 Hour Workweek, which inspired me to continue in the direction of professional freedom, was basic: figure out how much money you actually need. Disclaimer, and in the spirit of being an open book if it helps anyone move forward, when I was laid off,Continue reading “Budget Matters”


I’m having a moment of “writer’s block”- or maybe if I’m honest a week or so of it. As part of my learning process into reaching the goal of “living the dream” (mine anyway) I’ve sought out the knowledge and experience of others, especially regarding writing. One expert blogger said there’s no such thing, writer’sContinue reading “Blocked”

Lipstick On

I just set my Zoom camera for optimal viewing, added notes to my desktop whiteboard, lit my Island Air scented candle and am getting ready to put lipstick on for only the 3rd time since mid-May. One time was to get on a Zoom call with a friend, the next was a mistake (duh, theContinue reading “Lipstick On”

Tentative Adventure

My Facebook post around 8am on August 7th 2020, the year of everything wonderful, terrifying and confusing, showed a photo of Exit 133 on Michigan’s I-96. The caption was about this being the furthest I’d been since March 4th, my last travel experience.  As we all know, COVID happened and travel as we knew it,Continue reading “Tentative Adventure”

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professional freedom and owning your time
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Hi, I’m Daphne. After 30 years (I started my first job during college at 19) working for others, I decided to put freedom first. I built up incredible skills over the years, but I want to enjoy EVERY LAST MINUTE I have left on this earth. When I’m not spending time with my amazing partner in life (especially cooking and traveling with him), I love writing about my fascination with food, history, and culture!

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