• By The Numbers: LivingNimbly 2017

    I am still here in Maryland with the family for a couple more days until I head back to Minnesota for the new year. This has given me more time to write and work on the blog than I’ve had pretty much all year, so I am taking advantage of it! If you noticed, I just gave the blog a new theme; though I still have a bit more tinkering to do on it, it is pretty lit right now. A facelift for 2018. AND a more thoughtful choice rather than my “I just need something that will be able to show a particular big picture of a tree” choice…

  • My Scrappy 2017

    The year is winding down, and I wanted to take a moment to meditate on a one word of my professional life that I owned this past year. I am so committed to it that you can see it on my @LivingNimbly Instagram bio. That is #commitment This label is “scrappy.” As you may know, I wear a couple of different hats in my professional life: communication freelancer, corporate contractor, and blogger. I am someone who loves a good side hustle. It may provide extra financial freedom or the opportunity to work on passion projects. Which are both good things for me … totally! As long as the work-life balance…

  • Friday Feels: Ready For It?

    Just wanted to check in with a quick Friday Feels. I worked from home most of the week, so I wanted to make sure I catalogued this week… you know… for prosperity’s sake. Also, it has been a minute since I’ve written in a casual tone. My latest article was on LinkedIn strategies… which was fun to right but not as casual as #FridayFeels. ANYWAYS… 1. It has been so cold this week. I can’t even handle it. Today was 15 degrees. And, being stubborn ol’ me, I was sticking it to mother nature and not wearing gloves or a hat when I wandered off to the coffee shop today.…

  • 7 Ways to Grab LinkedIn by the Horns

    This is a repost of an article that I wrote on LinkedIn Publisher. If you would like to see and share the original article, click HERE. Are you ready to give LinkedIn a big ol’ bear hug? Hop in the driver’s seat of the LinkedIn Limited SE? Grab LinkedIn by the horns? No matter which idiom you’d like to use, now is the time to make an impact on this social network. LinkedIn needs our voices. It shouldn’t just be a place for big name influencers, the Ariana Huffingtons and Gary Vaynerchuks of the world. They have great content, but you know who else has meaningful, inspirational experiences to share?…

  • 6 Lessons From Duck Camp

    As a pretty-liberal, city-dwelling twenty-something, I get a couple of odd looks when I say: “Yeah, I’m heading north this weekend to hide in tall grass, shoot at some ducks, and take care of my business in an outhouse.” Each year, our group heads up to northwest Minnesota in hopes of shooting ducks, but really focusing on spending quality time together. We get all decked out in camouflage, and make the journey up to the “Duck Camp.” There is something magical about unplugging from the everyday technological drone and, instead, connecting to the moment and experience of the great outdoors. Time spent around campfire talking about life rather than binging…