how to stay Focused While Working From Home

I’ve been working from home at least part-time, for the last five years, and I can tell you that it can be the biggest blessing. I love saving time by not having a commute. It gives me so much flexibility to make doctor’s appointments or do errands. And of course, I love my dress code of yoga pants and a messy bun every day.

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Why I have a love affair with New York City

I don’t know why I’ve always loved New York City. Probably because I always felt weird and different and saw it movies and on television and thought I would belong there. Read more to find out why I’ve been obsessed with living in New York City since I was a kid, why it hasn’t happened yet, and what lies ahead for my future.

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What All of My Tattoos Mean

I have 10 ten tattoos. I always forget how many I have. And honestly when people ask, and I try to count, I always forget. But now we have the official cannon. All 10 of my tattoos, the photos, and the story behind each one.

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Is there a good reason to have an abortion?

Our society has told us that only worthy women can have abortions. Women need to have a “valid reason”. Extreme examples would be rape or health issues. But many believe that a woman should only get it if she can’t support the baby. They make a list of reasons why a woman should/should not have an abortion. And then tell us to not use the word on television, or in public.

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How can I be vulnerable in dating? Part 2

What happens when you meet a guy that doesn’t completely suck? In fact you actually like him. You think he’s kind of groovy. You date him, right? Sure, but how do you decide on how much to tell him about your shit storm of a life? How do you know when to tell him you like him? When you want more? How the fuck do you figure out any of this vulnerability shit when dating without scaring him off?

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How can I be vulnerable in dating? Part 1

We’ve all heard Brene Brown say 100 times by now, “You can’t have real love without vulnerability”. Sure. So true. Love it. Except when……I’m dating. Here is the first installment of a love story, or maybe a like story, where I chronicle my relationship with a gentleman, trying to navigate vulnerability in the early stages of dating.

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What does my spade tattoo mean?

I told everyone I was fine. And I would point to all the shit I was doing - teaching myself photography and photoshop. I was blogging a ton and getting featured on other sites (albeit unpaid) etc. But everyone wanted to know what was the plan. How I was going to make money? It was and is a valid question. I didn’t have an answer and I felt completely useless. Read more to learn why I chose a spade to get tattooed on my forearm.

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Learning to Walk Away From Guys Who Are Just Not That Into Me

I am embarrassed to admit how many men I allowed in my life (and back in, and back in) who I knew were assholes but I thought if they just liked me enough, they would change. I was so nervous that no one else would ever show me a shred of affection that I convinced myself that terrible men were decent, kind human beings worth my time. Read more about how I learned to walk away.

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How can I use oversharing as a skill?

I’ve always admired my dad’s successful career. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes me different than my dad. How did our paths turn out so differently? I’ve had plenty of opportunities that should have allowed me to climb a ladder. Why didn’t they work for me? Why did they always feel wrong? Am I flawed? Or do I just have something to say?

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I am Lucky

I am so unbelievably lucky. I will never have to write a letter to a senator telling them that the nominee they are about to consider had molested in me my sleep. I will never have to testify during a Supreme Court nomination hearing and retell my story of being sexually assaulted by my babysitter. Yes, I am lucky.

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