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 but these days I’m on a journey towards becoming a location independent freelance writer. And I’m sharing all the ups and downs here along the way.
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Travel and travel blogging are a part of who I am – but honestly, I was never interested in living a forever-nomadic existence. Besides the constant scraping-for-money part, I also really value having a home base, a community.
Enter freelance writing. As it turns out, I CAN have location independence, not be poor as fuck all the time, and do something I love all at the same time.
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. If you dig through my drawers of my childhood bedroom you’ll find yourself knee-deep in journals in which I scribbled about this or that pre-adolescent love interest. (See: Captain Jack Sparrow circa 2003. Let’s not kid ourselves here, ladies. NO ONE made man-liner sexier.)
I’m also deeply interested in alternative lifestyles (commonly known as “lifestyle design”) but never believed I could make it happen for myself. So I tried my hand at a conventional job and lifestyle, and that quickly became dissatisfying for me. Still, it took being rejected from over 30 regular jobs to push me to become a freelancer. Making the leap wasn’t easy, and building a business isn’t either, but I’m rewarded every day when I get to do work I love with the freedom I have earned.
Follow along as I explore a new lifestyle and hopefully some new places too.
Some other things about me:
- My favorite food is olives. I’m pretty sure I only eat salad because it’s socially unacceptable to eat olives out of the jar every day.
- I like to sing and tend to belt a Disney song or two when I travel to Disney-looking places (you can check my Facebook page for some of that)
- I’ve had some pretty unique and memorable travel experiences, like that time a baby capybara sucked on my fingers.
- The spicier, the better.
Interested in collaborating or working with me? You can email me at michelle[at]mishvoinmotion[dot]com.
Don’t forget to connect with me on Twitter @mishvo.