Tips for Succeeding as a Full-Time Freelancer

The start of my career as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and content creator was unintentional. I was 21 years old when I found myself simultaneously graduating from college and being my grandmother’s primary caretaker. At the time, I felt like I had the rug pulled out from under me. Up until that point, I’d lived most of my adult life as if both roles were meant to be my future. I saw...

Independence Day and the Ongoing Road to Freedom

Fireworks exploding dimly Colors splashing silently Against the midnight blue sky I stay inside heart broken and awry I want to celebrate you today—I do Even if you haven’t always loved me too Celebration for liberation I cannot feel For I need space within myself to heal Land of the free, home of the brave Oh land of my heart, the blood you gave To tear away and become your own The victory...

How to Style Casual Dresses This Summer

The Everygirl’s product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. We only recommend products we genuinely love. Source: @meganrunionmcr I’m a very strong believer that casual dresses make the perfect summer uniform. They’re easy to throw on (only one piece vs. multiple),...

How to Write a Resume With Little or Irrelevant Experience

When it comes down to it, the resume is your greatest marketing tool—it highlights your skills and expertise and shows potential employers why you’re the best fit for their organization. So, needless to say, writing the perfect resume can be a challenge. But, what if you’re just starting out and have very little experience under your belt? Or, what if you’re making a career transition...

Why We Should Celebrate Other People and Life’s Small Moments

Standing ovations always make me cry. Without subtlety or reservation, my heart melts at the sight and sound of a crowd rising to their feet as they roar with cheer, shouting as loud as their voices will carry. As the echoes of applause fill the room, no matter the musical, movie or ceremony, a familiar lump forms in my throat.  I’d love to tell you that my salty tears trickle delicately...

How to Cultivate Emotional Intimacy With Your Spouse

As I sat across the table from him, I wanted to know his thoughts, ones I hadn’t heard before. An undeniable thirst to know him better washed over me in the moment. Not even the perspiring glass of water in front of me could satisfy the feeling.  What I was craving was emotional intimacy, which is defined as “a perception of closeness to another person that allows sharing of feelings,...

How to Maintain a Friendship When You’re in Different Life Stages

Source: @alexadagmar One thing that becomes clear as we move through our 20s and 30s is just how easy it is to end up in a very different life stage from our friends. There are real things— big things— that can separate us from each other, like deciding where to live, committing to graduate school, investing in our careers, settling down, and even starting a family. There’s less time to...

How to Start and Grow a Business

Starting and growing a business is a deeply gratifying experience. Your business is a reflection of your unique gifts and experience—a contribution that no one else can make to the world. However, it’s not always easy. Throughout several years of running a custom jewelry studio and coaching purpose-driven entrepreneurs, I’ve grown and been stretched more than I could imagine. There’s no...

The Badass Women We’re Cheering on at The Olympics

Source: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images The Olympics are finally here! After a year-long delay, a second state of emergency declaration in Japan, and considerable controversy, the world’s greatest athletes have convened in Tokyo for the Games of XXXII Olympiad. Of course, we’re #TeamUSA in all the sporting events, but we’re cheering extra hard for the incredible women who are competing in this...

Why You Need to Stop Waiting for a Relationship to Pursue Your Dreams

Some of the most beloved storylines end with the hopeful words “happily ever after.” The nostalgic phrase takes me back to childhood and evokes warm memories of bedtime stories, rainy days spent watching fairy tales and daydreams of romantic first dances. In great literature, the “happily ever after” narrative is characterized by a beautiful and breathtaking ending....