Leaving the Herd | The personal blog of Emily Capito, LCSW, MBA. Freedom through unconventional living.

How to Bounce Back after a Summer Hiatus | Leaving the Herd

How to Bounce Back after a Summer Hiatus

Vacations are always hard to come back from, but the summer break ritual is a particularly challenging departure from routine. For us, it meant cramming…

The Shed that Dreams are Made Of | Leaving the Herd

The Shed that Dreams are Made Of

My husband is a talented handyman, which makes me a lucky wife.┬áThis spring, he outdid himself once again by dreaming up and crafting the ultimate…

Solopreneur Perk #703: The Biz-cation

Solopreneur Perk #703: The Biz-cation

I only went on a few business trips when I was employed, which was a lucky thing because I disliked traveling with colleagues and I…

How to Take a Rewarding Sabbatical...Right Now | Leaving the Herd

How to take a rewarding sabbatical…right now

College professors aren’t the the only ones who benefit both personally and professionally from a retreat. The truth is…we all need breaks for mindfulness. Repetitive…

The Elusive Passive Income Product | Leaving the Herd by Emily Capito

The Elusive Passive Income Product

I’m coming up on the two year anniversary of leaving full-time work in favor of being my own boss this August. Soon after venturing out…

The Estate Sale Shuffle | Leaving the Herd

The Estate Sale Shuffle

While I was raised to demand a deal, I have become increasingly interested in deals with a history. Estate sales are a wonderful and eerie…

Purple Cow Inspiration | Leaving the Herd

Purple Cow Inspiration

I recently read The Purple Cow by Seth Godin and found myself dreaming up all sorts of business ideas and product improvements based on the…

The Ideal Intersection of Ideal Work | Leaving the Herd

The Ideal Intersection of Ideal Work

I have a good friend who has joined me recently in this transition from employee to free agent, which has triggered some dialogue around what…

Who says you can't eat out AND be frugal? | Leaving the Herd

Who says you can’t eat out AND be frugal?

Most of my readers are aware that I became a fan of Dave Ramsey about five years ago and have been paying off debt, intermixed…

Favorite Productivity Apps & Tools | Leaving the Herd

Favorite Productivity Apps & Tools

Setting up my new laptop has been a real joy. It’s a blank slate. No hundreds of bookmarks nagging to be organized. The downloads folder…