Posts tagged "About Me"

Fat to Fit: Starting the weight loss journey

Fat to Fit: Starting the weight loss journey
Editors Note: This is Part 2 in a series on my weight loss journey. To read Part 1, click here.  After realizing that I had to drop the pounds, and that I could not longer keep making excuses to do it, I sought out all the best ways to start living a healthy life. One... Read more »

Blogging: Top 10 Things I've Learned

People will hate you for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Not only will they hate you, they will go out of their way to make sure that the whole world knows they hate you. These people are normally somebody you have never met. Fortunately, they normally hate you for something very important, like that time you blogged that you did not like the color yellow. 

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In celebration of my blog turning two years old yesterday, I have made a list of the Top 10 things I have learned from blogging. Enjoy! I hope you decide to follow me as we start Year #3 of ArkieLad. Be sure to type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription”... Read more »

A Comic Tale: Moving from the suburbs to the City

Kyle and I spent months and months looking for the perfect spot that would take us and our pets.
I am so happy to announce that after talking about it for over a year, my partner and I have finally signed a lease on a new place in the City. After May 1st, we will officially be City-dwellers, instead of suburbanites. To commemorate this special occasion, I made a few comics about the process we’ve... Read more »

Turn your passion into your profit!

Here it is the first Monday of 2013. I bet most people out there are dreading this first full week of work in the new year. Unfortunately, we must work because otherwise we would run out of money. With money being gone, we would become homeless, hungry, and depressed. So, as much as we would... Read more »

Top 10 Things to give up in 2013!

2013 is finally upon us. If you are like me, you are starting the year with a positive outlook and hoping that it is the best year yet. To help me in my attempt at the best year ever, I am doing all the traditional Southern “good luck” foods today. From black eyed peas and... Read more »

Good Riddance to the meh of 2012.

Here it is, the final day of 2012. I must admit that I do not believe I have ever been more excited for a year to end. From start to finish, 2012 and I never found our groove. It was a year of more downs than ups, more sads than glads, and more setbacks than progress.... Read more »

Making the decision to skip Christmas for a year...

I cannot believe that today is December 1st. Normally by the time December starts, I already have my Christmas Tree, Village, and lights up. Not this year though. It is not that I am running behind schedule or anything. Matter-of-fact, none of my Christmas stuff is up because I am not putting it up this year.... Read more »

Job Report doesn't help those unemployed!

If you have seen any media reports today, you are well aware that the unemployment rate rose very slightly to 7.9% last month. That is up just .1% from the September rate. I think we can all agree that we are just happy the rate is still below 8%. In addition, though the rate went... Read more »

The Road to Unemployment!

The Road to Unemployment!
It has been a month since my last post. That means a month has passed since I wrote about how excited I was to accept a job in the City of Chicago, as well as how awesome it was that I had finally found a place to live in the City. In all my excitement... Read more »

From Arkansan to Suburbanite to Chicagoan.

I cannot believe Autumn is finally here. I love this time of year up here. Of course, this Autumn I am even more excited because I officially kickoff my transition from suburbanite to Chicagoan. After talking about living in the City of Chicago for so many months, it is finally coming true. Over the next... Read more »