Updated and Continually Re-Balancing!

Daily Deal written by Debbie Markham

Back in October I applied for a 2nd job as a copywriter to supplement my photography income. Updating my resume and submitting several writing samples, coupled with fearing not being experienced or creative enough for the job was really nerve-racking. When I apprehensively tapped the ‘enter’ key on my laptop – sending my cover letter [...]

Reflecting on Mayhem Festival

Mayhem Festival 2011

Last Sunday I attended the Mayhem Festival at Shoreline Amphitheater with 20,000 other people in San Jose.  The headliners were Godsmack, Disturbed, Megadeth & Machine Head who sing powerful angry lyrics about hating this or that, various pains, suffering, unfair life situations…etc.  I hide the fact that I listen to hard rock, unsure if people [...]

Reframe your mundane job into a glass-half-full scenario!

House Light photo by Debbie Markham

Some money-making ventures are not-so-new-and-exciting; more specifically in my line of work, commercial jobs for a photographer can become mundane without the energy of people jazzing up the session. That was my afternoon…not energized. Being in a solo profession, I’m my own motivator. The job was to photograph windows of 5 different homes within a [...]

10 reasons to RUN errands.

Debbie Markham Running Errands Functionably Happy

Do you want to know how to get more done, with more fun, in less time?  This is the essence of functionably happy, and here’s my latest success story! Yesterday I set out on a 4 mile run. As I ran, I remembered that my ex husband (who lives 1.5 miles away from me – [...]