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      Jaime Parker Stickle

      Jaime Parker Stickle is an author, writer, and actor with an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. She is the creator and co-host of the “Make That Paper” podcast, which looks at all the strange side hustles we artists do to support our art, and the new storytelling series “Okay You Guys…” in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in both the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Literary Anthologies. She is currently in revisions on her novel! And, she is the co-editor of the GXRL blog.

      Weighing Security Vs. Dreams

      I work a job that I don't like for the money. It is seriously killing my soul. I really want to quit my job and focus on building my dream business, which I have been building in my head for months now, but my current job gives my husband and I health insurance and ensures we don't struggle financially. I have a side hustle that brings in some money, but it's not steady. Agggh, I don't know what to do! Should I tough it out and stay at my job that I hate for security? Or, just go for it and focus all my energy on building my dream business?

      Kimberly Tronic

      Kimberly Tronic, a freelance copywriter living in Los Angeles, is a two-time Stage Three ovarian cancer survivor. Despite losing...

      No Me-Time Mom

      My daughter is 10 1/2 and since the pandemic started, she’s super clingy. She lets me go to work—no problems there. She has a good daily routine. But at night she doesn’t want me to leave. So I’ve been sleeping with her. It’s all good, my husband says I snore anyways. But I don’t think it’s healthy for her. And she is always asking me if I’m okay and she tells me she loves me about 20 times too much a day. I may be exaggerating but she does say it a bit more than she should. What can I do?

      Kimberly Tronic

      Kimberly Tronic, a freelance copywriter living in Los Angeles, is a two-time Stage Three ovarian cancer survivor. Despite losing her hair, ovaries, uterus, spleen, and breasts, she gained a whole new attitude and perspective. Kimberly documented the journey in her memoir, Dear Diary, Does This Cancer Make My Ass Look Fat? – a collection of diary entries that depicts her new sense of self among the baldness, breakdowns, and breakthroughs. Through her writing, volunteering, and speaking opportunities, Kimberly is determined to share her tumor humor with anyone facing challenges in their own life – because a little darkness doesn’t have to dampen your spirit…and laughter is always the perfect prescription.

      We have a great conversation about cancer, living life to the fullest, and overcoming fear.

      Key Takeaways

      1. You may not even realize it, but by telling your story, you give others permission to tell theirs.
      2. Sometimes, bad things that happen to us can have good side effects.
      3. Your attitude is everything.
      4. The only way out is through
      5. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Nothing is impossible.
      6. Make the best decision you can with the information you have at the time. That’s okay. That’s all any of us can do.
      7. You’re gonna create a lot of shitty work on the way to creating good work. It’s part of the process. Just accept it and keep creating.
      8. Artists are never done learning. There is always more to learn.
      9. Writing is an excellent coping mechanism.
      10. Aim higher! Who cares if you fail. Failing is part of success.
      11. What if we lived in a place of hope instead of fear? (39 minutes)
      12. When you are unapologetically yourself, you give others to do the same.
      13. Take an improv class.
      14. Life is short. Own your life, don’t be afraid, go for what you want.

      Mentioned in this Episode

      Kim’s book: Dear Diary Does This Cancer Make My Ass Look Fat?
      Tig Notaro, “Hello, I Have Cancer” routine
      UCLA Extension

      Songs Played In This Episode

      “Super Cool” by Bang Sugar Bang
      “Two Bullets” by Bang Sugar Bang

      Connect With Kim

      Insta: @kimberlytronic
      FB: Kimberly Tronic
      Website: kimberlytronic.com


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      Latest Posts

      Jaime Parker Stickle

      Jaime Parker Stickle is an author, writer, and actor with an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. She is the creator and co-host of the “Make That Paper” podcast, which looks at all the strange side hustles we artists do to support our art, and the new storytelling series “Okay You Guys…” in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in both the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Literary Anthologies. She is currently in revisions on her novel! And, she is the co-editor of the GXRL blog.

      Weighing Security Vs. Dreams

      I work a job that I don't like for the money. It is seriously killing my soul. I really want to quit my job and focus on building my dream business, which I have been building in my head for months now, but my current job gives my husband and I health insurance and ensures we don't struggle financially. I have a side hustle that brings in some money, but it's not steady. Agggh, I don't know what to do! Should I tough it out and stay at my job that I hate for security? Or, just go for it and focus all my energy on building my dream business?

      Kimberly Tronic

      Kimberly Tronic, a freelance copywriter living in Los Angeles, is a two-time Stage Three ovarian cancer survivor. Despite losing...

      No Me-Time Mom

      My daughter is 10 1/2 and since the pandemic started, she’s super clingy. She lets me go to work—no problems there. She has a good daily routine. But at night she doesn’t want me to leave. So I’ve been sleeping with her. It’s all good, my husband says I snore anyways. But I don’t think it’s healthy for her. And she is always asking me if I’m okay and she tells me she loves me about 20 times too much a day. I may be exaggerating but she does say it a bit more than she should. What can I do?
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