I didn’t grow up with money. I didn’t even get my driver’s license until I was nearly 18 years old because I had to save up for the classes myself. We didn’t have the “latest and greatest” anything. Our house didn’t have air conditioning. …


I started freelancing in 2007. By 2008, a month before my college graduation, I embarked on it full-time as a career.

The years 2008–2012 were roller coaster rides that would give anyone gray hair (or in my case, make me lose my hair). Clients came and went. …


I recently published an article on the unique and often-unspoken benefits of working from home.

One reader commented on the struggles of having kids at home, and I realized I failed to mention that I have three small children at home as well, aged 7, 4, and 8ish months.

It…


These are the things people rarely talk about

person sitting on a couch working on a computer and writing in a paper notebook
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These are the things people rarely talk about.

I’ve been working from home for 13 years now, and other than a brief stint answering customer service emails for a department store and a few months of bartending, I’ve been doing it full-time.

When 2020 hit and offices everywhere were closed…


I never thought I would live to see the day.

I took a deep breath, sighing audibly to myself as I pulled the shiny white box out of the package — the familiar Apple logo emblazoned across the top.

I can’t believe I’m doing this.

My first smartphone, way back…


I tried not to sell the surprise on my face.

I had spent the better part of the previous hour sitting in a local coffee shop with a gentleman that goes to my church. …


I wrote this a couple years ago, and it remains ever-relevant in both my life and in everyone’s.

I never imagined I could sing by myself in front of a crowd of hundreds while controlling a crabby child in my arms. But last Sunday, I did that.

My wife and…


Are we too reliant on our phones? My 5 takeaways from a potential disaster…

Back in August 2015, I took my first business trip in a long time — to the city of Baltimore.

I’d been to Baltimore on business once before, and I loved the city. It’s very vibrant…


Class of 2003.

I’ve been out of high school for almost 20 years — and a lot of it really sucked.

So let’s take a deeper look, shall we?

High school, in and of itself, is a terrible idea. Cramming a bunch of kids whose only common thread is, “hey, we’re all the…


On Monday, May 31st, 2021, I will turn 36 years old.

It’s always a reflective time, so I usually like to jot down some thoughts to myself about what I’ve learned as I enter the back half of my thirties.

I found this old post on my personal blog, written…

Tom Meitner

Professional copywriter for 12+ years. Author of the Charlie Hardwick series. Father of three. Husband of one. Lover of food, laughter, and ’90s TV commercials.

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