Posts by Angie Colee

don’t go begging for burnout

This is the time of year that typically celebrates the over-achiever. New year, new you! Time to refocus, buckle down, and work EVEN HARDER than last year! I don’t really buy into that anymore, and here’s why… This whole idea of doing better this time around implies that you didn’t do well last time. So…

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Happy New Year – here’s your fireworks

You know what drives me nuts? Freelancer groups on Facebook. They make me crazy sometimes… because they could be such a place of hope and inspiration. And what I see, more often than not, is an angry pitchfork mob. One could argue that it’s just kinda the norm on social media. But look… I don’t…

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some things don't belong in your bedroom

So here it is… two weeks since I last wrote.   Ordinarily that wouldn’t be much of a problem, right? Write when you can, the world keeps spinnin’…   Except I promised to write weekly. And then a biiiiiiiiig project with lots of insane deadlines came up and I pushed everything to the wayside.  …

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That time I almost died on a mountain…

OK, I’m exaggerating. A little. I mean, it really FELT like I was dying as I climbed the (relatively flat, level) trail up the mountain. I had to stop every few hundred feet or so, watching as others breezed on pass, making my struggle look like nothing. And it hurt. I didn’t like feeling like…

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the one about the flaming saxophone…

Quick hypothetical question… Say you’re looking to take a special someone out on the town. You know your sweetheart adores live music. But you? Music’s never really been your thing. You just REALLY want to show your favorite music buff a great time. And as luck would have it, you’ve never heard any of the…

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The tale of the neverending Stevie Wonder song

Once upon a time… (let’s not talk about HOW far back) …I was going through a rough patch. And a dear friend of mine dragged me out for two things she knew would cheer me up: booze and live music. Little did I know she had ulterior motives… The live music was at a dueling…

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why good ideas sometimes have to die

In my early days, I had this tendency to come up with an idea I thought was BRILLIANT. And one day I had to create a full-page magazine ad. After a fit of inspiration (and some kickass input from my design partner), I brought the ad concept to the Creative Review meeting. This was where…

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