Freelance writer Nancy LaFever has published over 150 magazine articles and hundreds of blog posts on topics including fine crafts, business, women's issues, travel, humor and popular culture. She also writes copy and creates web content for clients in a variety of industries. Nancy draws on her corporate background and diverse careers as an advertising/marketing maven, graphic designer, fiber artist and hair salon receptionist to inform her writing.
A Master's-level licensed psychotherapist and substance abuse counselor, Nancy is currently not practicing because, after 20 years, she finally got it right. She still likes to flex her clinician brain writing about topics related to emotional wellness. But LaFever tries really hard not to do more than one of the above at the same time—it confuses people.
Nancy's Move Story
Imagine a July day with the temperature in the high 80s and a rusting-out 1973 Monte Carlo (my sweet ride!) with a Haul-It-Yourself trailer attached. Two friends are to show up to help move us, and knowing their track record for promptness, I told them a time an hour earlier than scheduled. Surprisingly, they showed up on time, but half drunk. Lovely. Who starts drinking at 9 a.m.?
We decided that inebriated labor was better than no labor. How hard is loading boxes onto a trailer? Well, it's tougher when you're coordination-challenged. In keeping with the bad-moving-day theme, my car's brakes went out. While towing a trailer. With our earthly possessions. Fortunately, this was discovered in the parking lot.
Moving lessons learned: Hire professional movers; but if you can't afford it, round up some sober pals and reliable vehicles!