Archives for May 2018

12 Lessons I’ve Learned in My First Year as a Freelance Writer & Editor

Exactly one year ago this week, my husband and I said goodbye to friends, family, and coworkers; packed all our belongings into one U-Haul and two sedans; and left the comfort of our home in Minnesota—where I’d lived for 20-plus years—for Colorado. When we got here, I honestly wasn’t sure what I was going to do for work. We only had three weeks from the time my husband accepted a job offer to his ... Read the Post

8 Tips for Taking Great Headshots

When I decided to start Bean & Bubbly, I had a checklist of tasks to complete: Acquire a self-hosted .com domain. Check! Design a user-friendly website. Check! Research blogging best practices. Check! But as I got closer to the launch date, I realized there was one thing missing from my list: headshots. If you’re like me, the last time you were in front of the camera for a solo session was ... Read the Post

Why I Booked a Spontaneous Solo Trip to London

I've never experienced solo travel before.  I never had the opportunity to study abroad in college. It was a luxury that my family simply couldn’t afford. I’ve never left the country. Well, besides Canada—but that doesn’t count, because that was before they even required passports to enter. Hence, I’ve never owned a passport. These thoughts have always been in the back of my mind, but ... Read the Post