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Ahh, the lake!

Hello!

I’m Laura– Content Creator, Content Manager & Lake Dweller.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my story.

I’m fortunate to call this home and feel absolutely blessed to be able to spend every day here.  I know that I’m exactly where I’m meant to be.

It’s the perfect freelancer’s backdrop.  When I bought this property two years ago, I had no idea that it would provide the inspiration and the serenity that I needed to support a life redesign.

The Backstory

After nearly 10 years working as an HR professional, I started to feel burnt out.  I started to question what I was doing with my life.  Sure, HR had been a great career in many ways.  I learned a lot.  I made some great connections.  I was good at my job.

However, the opportunity cost of staying in that job (or any traditional employment for that matter) was very high.

I wasn’t really enjoying life.  I spent practically no time in my home.  I had zero hobbies.  My doctoral studies seemed indefinitely postponed.

And most importantly, I wasn’t around my loved ones nearly enough.

I had originally set my sights on early retirement, but I would lose more family members before I could achieve it.

In fact, my grandfather’s passing helped me to get over my fear of change and embrace a new lifestyle.  This new lifestyle is centered around what’s important in life, while still contributing meaningfully to the world in both professional and personal ways.

With 12-18 months of living expenses in my savings account, a mountain of debt looming and the uncertainty of what was to come, I left my full-time job.  I left the stable salary, the 401k employer match, the health and disability coverage.  I gave up a lot.

But I gained so much more!

I have so much freedom over my time.  I can intertwine work, play, and life a lot more seamlessly than I ever could before.  I truly enjoy my home and am grateful to spend every day with the people in it.

I’ve gotten back on track with long-forgotten projects and interests, including my dissertation.  (If I stay the course, I will be Dr. Laura before 2019 is over!)

What I’m Working On Now

Since ditching my cubicle, I’ve launched my own business.

I now offer content creation and content management services to other businesses.

Basically, I write whatever a business needs and help them to best utilize any existing content that they have.  I also collaborate with them to better define their future content needs.

I’ve been a natural writer since grade school and I love getting to continually hone my craft while I help others.  I mean, can it get any better?!

Want to know more?  Click here.

It’s Busy at the Lake!

As you can see, even though I have left traditional full-time employment, I remain extremely productive.  Being able to work by my lake, on a flexible schedule and on things that really make my heart sing is absolutely priceless!

If I can help your journey, please contact me for availability and rates: laura@everydaybythelake.com

Or, simply use this form:

Tell me about what you need help with the most so we can see if working together will be a good fit!

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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