Tips to help writer’s block

By Mackenzie Mills, writing intern As I begin to dive into my writing career, I am finding that there are endless topics to write about. This is great news for me until I sit down and completely blank on what words to put on the page. Most writers who have experienced writer’s block may feel my […]

Introducing Mackenzie Mills

I want to take a moment to introduce my new intern, Mackenzie Mills, who is a 21-year-old Northwest Arkansas native that attends the University of Arkansas as a journalism major. Mackenzie hopes to someday be a novelist and an advocate for mental health awareness. She is a dog mom of two adorable, insane puppies and […]

Staying Active When You Work from Home

  By Claudia Young, team member When you work with others, you are basically forced to work all day or at least look like you’re always working on something. When you work from home, you are your own boss and sometimes that means you give yourself too many breaks. “I don’t technically have anything due […]

Shannon’s reflections on her internship with Jamie’s Notebook

By Shannon Farr All college students struggle with balancing their classes with their social lives, all while trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the lives. Some college students, not all, have to juggle a job or an extra-curricular club. Fewer still, there are those college students who have to balance […]

Tips for working from home successfully

  By Claudia Young, team member Haven’t read my first blog from this series? Check out my first blog in this series here. One month of full-time freelance: done. I’m struggling to find the balance between work and play. Since we just moved into our new house, I have a huge personal to-do list on top […]

Being Productive As A Full-Time Freelancer

  By Claudia Young, team member This month, I am venturing into full-time freelance work. And to be honest, it’s terrifying. I have a Type A personality, but I know that staying at home makes it hard for me to get things done. I turn into a hermit that forgets to shower and eat meals, […]

Book recommendations for leaders

  By Shannon Farr, writing intern In every area of life, if you want to make a change or alter how you do things, the best way to find inspiration is through the examples of others. Sometimes, this can mean modeling your work ethic after a particular individual. Other times, this means relying on the […]

4 Quotes to Inspire Any and All Small Business Owners

  By Shannon Farr, writing intern As you can imagine, as an English major, I read quite a few novels, plays, and even poetry. I spend most of my evenings curled up on my couch, reading one book or another, sipping on my glass of wine. The other night, I was reading a book for […]

Learning to lead helps teach how to follow

By Claudia Young, Writing Intern You know the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? The same can be applied to humans. The older we get, the more we get stuck in our ways if we aren’t careful. It’s much easier to build habits and learn new skills when we are young. One thing […]

How to work from home and stay sane

by Claudia, Writing Intern Close your eyes and imagine this. (Okay maybe don’t close your eyes, since you need to read.) You wake up at 9 a.m., make some breakfast, turn on the TV, open your laptop and get to work, all without putting on pants. Seems great, right? Everyone dreams of having their own […]