Hi there, I’m Sheena. I'm an Ohio born and bred creative and old-school writer who prefers the smooth flow of ink on paper over the clickity-clack of typing on a keyboard. I love travel, typewriters, and doughnuts. Powered by espresso.
Perfectionism: The Fine Line Between Obsessive and Productive
I organize my closet by color, then by sleeve length. All of my clothes face the same direction, and nothing is falling off hangers or sitting on the floor. The hangers are all the same cedar brown with a metal hook.
3 Ways to Enjoy a Cold and Snowy Winter Indoors
As I sit here on my couch, dressed in head-to-toe fuzzy fabrics and cocooned in the softest winter blanket, I'm in awe. I'm staring out my frost-covered window, watching the millions of delicate snowflakes swirling into a white wind before gently falling to the ground. A blanket of what I can only describe as cloudy white diamonds covers the trees. It's truly a sight to behold.
Why I'll Never Go Without a To-Do List Again
Make the bed. Check. Fold the laundry. Check. Go grocery shopping. Check. As a slightly neurotic and highly organized woman, I live for to-do lists. I use them on my phone, in Trello, on post-it notes, and even in email drafts. I wasn't hyperbolizing when I said I'm neurotic. But I'm also likely one of the most productive people you know (or don't know).
My Journey to "Writer": Part 2
In the first part of this series, you discovered my passion for chocolate and travel. We explored why I am emphatic in my love for writing and why I never considered writing as a career. I told you about how going to college forced me to decide what I wanted to do and how it crushed me when I found out that I likely wouldn't be able to live out my dream of being a communication auditor.
My Journey to "Writer": Part 1
Chocolate taster. Veterinarian. World traveler. Communication auditor. These were just a few of my "dream" careers growing up and even into college. Now don't get me wrong, I would die to be a world traveler who samples chocolates for a living, but I've settled in nicely to my life as a writer. It's certainly not as whimsical, but it suits me perfectly.
The Mentor Who Changed My Life by Building My Confidence
I am so fortunate that throughout my life, I have had countless mentors who have guided me through the various stages we all go through in life. My first mentor helped me settle on what I thought would be my forever career and what I needed to do to get there. Another mentor showed me the ropes in my new city while connecting me to industry big-wigs who were immensely helpful when I was looking for work.
Gaining Clarity from Writer's Block
It's eight o'clock on a Monday evening, and I have the urge to write. As a full-time copywriter and a freelance writer, I spend almost every day writing something. Sometimes it's about tech or my love for my dog Arlo Moon, and sometimes it's about random things like recognizing the strength that comes with silence. I am always writing. So you can imagine that I go somewhat crazy when I can't write or get stuck in the endless loop known as writer's block.
The Art of Freelancing While Working Full-Time
Freelancers have been around for decades. They often worked with agencies to help with increased workloads as they continued to add clients to their business portfolio. But the side gig economy only recently took off among the masses.