Who is Mishvo?
My name is Michelle but you can call me Mishvo. I get my nickname from a combination of my first and last names. I’m originally from Atlanta, GA, USA.
I’m a singer, explorer, sometimes-yogi, beach fanatic, and lover of spicy soup.
When I was 19, I moved to Sydney for five life-changing months to study as an exchange student. Two years later, after graduating university with a degree in Psychology, I moved to Thailand to teach English to the most adorable little munchkin 3-year-old children in the universe.
I backpacked through Asia, India, and Europe with the money I had saved during my teaching stint then returned to the States and set out on a path to work in international public health as a behavior change strategist.
Even though I got a lot of outside approval during that time from friends and family and society at large, pursuing a conventional career and lifestyle left me feeling depressed and stuck.
Still, it took being rejected from over 30 regular jobs to push me to become a freelance content marketer and copywriter and try to live a location independent life. And has taken me nearly EIGHT YEARS of running this blog to admit to myself that I actually want to be a travel blogger for a living.
Through this blog, I hope to inspire you to explore the possibilities of life. To pursue your curiosities and your dreams, and seek out a life that fulfills you.
You’ll find travel stories, tips and guides, and a bit of analysis of ‘the meaning of it all’ on here. I also write about health and mental health sometimes (my own and in general) and the intersection of health and travel. I guess it’s a vestige of my public health days 😉
Follow along as I explore a new lifestyle and hopefully some new places too!
Interested in collaborating or working with me?
You can email me at michelle[at]mishvoinmotion[dot]com.
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